Archive | April 2009

From the Kingdom of Far, Far Away…

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We visited Ocean City, Maryland today, even drove up into Delaware, just so we could say we’d been there! πŸ˜€ But this sign stands on the sandbar side of the bridge. We did not drive the whole length of 50 this time, we joined up with it in Nevada, but we’ve been the rest of the way, or will have once we get back to St. Louis, anyway. And we’ve been on the missing CA part many times.

In the morning we start for Patapsco State Park where we’ll be staying while visiting the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I’m going to be at the Ravelry get-together in the rabbit barn. Hope to meet friends! πŸ™‚

Boating on Chesapeake Bay

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Eddy got his boat out, first time this spring, so naturally we drifted down stream bird-watching for a bit! πŸ˜€ But he got things organized in a little while and we toured upstream as far as the tide would allow and then went out on the bay. We did not get to do any fishing because of the screw-up I made in our time schedule, but we enjoyed our ride anyway. Well, most of us did… Cori , it turns out, is not a boat dog. As soon as we reached shore again she high tailed it for the truck and would not come near the boat again! :laugh:
Now we’re headed for Ocean City for a couple days before going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Cool… I wasn’t sure we were going to make it! Hope to meet lots of fiber folk

Beach bumming

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We went exploring this morning. Eddy took us to his favorite shark-tooth hunting beach.We also drove around and looked at the town. It’s a lovely day here on North Beach and smells like a hay field! The sun has been shining for two days now so everyone is getting out the lawn mowers! πŸ˜€ Things are blooming and it’s just lovely.
But… I have to waste part of this beautiful day doing laundry. Some things you just can’t avoid, even on vacation. πŸ˜›

Hope it warm and sunny for you!

Visiting Maryland

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We walked the docks today and looked at boats and Chesapeake bay scenery. Lots of condos lining the “shore” here. It’s a former summer place that has become year ’round and densely packed. Too densely for a couple of old country folk! But it’s interesting and very likely a good experience for us. πŸ˜›
But son Eddy (above with Randy) says he does not want to live in San Jose… I fail to see the difference except in humidity! :laugh:

Hope you are experiencing news things!

PS: We get to go to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival… as tourists! πŸ˜€

TunnelTunnel

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We went up the Blue Ridge Parkway today. Gorgeous country! Lots of tunnels. It rained on us a little bit and he made me climb a mountain, which didn’t quite kill me. The view from up there was tremendous, tho. We’re somewhere around Asheville, NC tonight. I’m pooped. :blush:

Smokey Mountain Nat’l Park

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Everyone has seen the long view of the Smokeys & the fall colors, so I’m posting a more intimate view. The roadsides were rich in trillium of several colors and many other wild flowers, too. Unfortunately not always where we could stop to photograph them. I am still convinced that the Hobbits would love this country! πŸ˜€

Happy Family

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Here we are… Elise and me with Karen, at the bottom, and the two boys, goofing off on the front porch while Randy is digging the flower bed so Karen can plant the new hopeful tomato bushes.