Saturday, July 4, 2009

Winding down

We just loved Stanley

Jon and Kate fan

Mom being Silly

The Motor City isn't thriving so much anymore

Detroit street scene

Spinning with Aunt Kristina

15th President Buchanan's Grave

We have had a great vacation but we are all exhausted; maybe a bit too much of the get up and go and not enough of the rest and relaxation. I am sitting here in my brother in laws living room, while he, Jamie and Mike are snoozing away at 7 pm on the fourth of July.

We left Michigan and my favorite cousin Kristina's house on Wednesday and drove to Hershey PA - not for the Chocolate but because it was near Lancaster PA. Michaels lifetime endeavor is to visit all of the presidents grave sites, and I have been along for the ride for the last 10 years. I think I have been to about 8 -10 sites with him, mostly in Ohio and on the way back and forth to Michigan (Tennessee, Indiana etc).

But I digress...since we have been dragging Jamie all over this great country of ours, I felt we needed to squeeze in some Jamie 'Surprise Time'. I intended on us going to Dutch Wonderland which was recently featured on Jon and Kate, (which is one of Jamie and I's favorite shows) but I miscalculated the locale, so we went to another Amusement Park called Hershey Park, right in Hershey PA.
I don't have photos from the amusement park yet as we used the point and shoot, and we are all about the Rebel lately. This is how the day went:

Get there, run to a group of kiddy rides, then to another group of kiddie rides, then to the 'You drive em Mini cars' then to a 'Kissing Tower' that revolved around and showed everything from high above. Then Jamie and Mike went on the little log flume and I went on a great roller coaster - The Great Bear. Then more of the same throughout the day. One drenching 20 minute rainstorm at 5pm or so and a couple of Jamie meltdowns later and then we left during the next rainstorm.

It was really alot more fun than that. We saw some talented young folks put on acrobatics and dancing and singing, we enjoyed the time together laughing and giggling, but it was pretty exhausting.
Then yesterday we traveled to President Buchanan's grave and housesite and then here near Durham. The freeway was closed down so we arrived past midnight instead of past 10. We got up early today - 6:40 am but didn't get moving until noon or so and we went to the Durham Science Museum, then home for her nap by 3:30. We woke her from her nap at 6pm and she promptly fell back asleep on the couch.

Then Bruce fell asleep, then Mike and here I sit blogging.
For any of you still reading the minitue of our vacation events please make a comment will ya? I haven't heard from a soul since we left Florida over 2 weeks ago.

I know my vaca isn't as exciting to you as it is to me, but is anybody out there?


SD said...

Hey there! I am still reading-just been busy--love the pix!

Marthavmuffin said...

Thanks SD, and could you please me add you on your invited list, I seem to have dropped off somehow.

I would love to catch up with you!