Man, it's hard to have the energy to do photos during vacation! Tomorrow...
Saturday we first went to Allaire Village
, a state park and historical restoration of a 19th century ironworks. We go every year. This year, though, we even took a hike through the flood plains and had a tour of the owner's mansion, very interesting and muddy!
In the afternoon, we went to the beach where DD was nuts for the surf, of course, and DS was more hesitant but was heard to say, "This is the life!" while raising his arms in the air with joy.
In the evening we went to the local Italian Festival
where there were fireworks, candlemaking, rides (fast ones!), funnel cakes and souvenirs. A great time was had by all (especially DS on the fast rides).
Sunday was quieter although also fun. Outlet shopping, can't beat it. I snagged another pair of my very favorite Skechers Mary Janes
and the kids got some nice stuff for school.
Today we went to the spray park and had lots of fun. I met another Girl Scout leader of a troop the same age as ours who wants to see if the girls would like to penpal or anything. She, like us, is having to discuss with her troop, though, as we're not supposed to decide stuff for them any more!
Then Grandpa took the kids shopping for video games and I attended a lovely local knitting group with Trek
(thanks for the invite!). The ladies were very nice and there was even a cutie three week old baby! I bought some Mountain Colors
Weaver's Wool Quarters in Goldrush colors to mark the occasion and will go there again when I come back. Some cushy socks from that, I suspect.
Tomorrow is...The Statue of Liberty!!
I promise pictures, truly.
And think of me doing the happy dance about Rove's resignation. Now all we need is a good prosecution!