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30 August 2007

so here’s the reader’s digest version of my last month (longer bits about some of this to come):

a week spent with family. 15 to 20 people staying with us. wall-to-wall sleeping arrangements. lots of laughter and fun.

a niece being stung by a sting ray complete with a trip to the life guard station and an infection that developed a week later.

late nights talking.

flying cross-country with my sister, brother-in-law and their two girls. M and B sharing the seat next to me on the plane to watch a movie.

rescuing a small frog from sure death by lawn mower.

delicious desserts from mrs. london’s in saratoga springs.

babysitting so J & R could celebrate their anniversary. complete with “pat pat” and playing with friends.

a picnic in a park complete with visiting (and surreptitiously feeding) the ducks, riding the carousel (twice), and making wishes in the pond.

exploring the hyde collection (a local art treasure only about 20 minutes from J & R’s house), where we fell in love with works by degas, rubens, picasso, rembrandt, among others.

discovering rock hill bakehouse cafe, home of the best chicken salad sandwich i’ve ever eaten. and, to top it all off, the best cookies i’ve ever eaten. (and then there was the boylan’s diet creme soda–so tasty). have i mentioned that i love bakeries?

a day trip to boston, with stops in concord, at the isabella stewart gardner museum, faneuil hall, the north end, and harvard square.

a roadtrip south to visit our brother and his wife and family.

two days in deep creek, maryland, full of fun and rainstorms.

an excursion to fallingwater. which confirmed to me frank lloyd wright‘s absolute genius.

a couple of days in virginia with children playing and action movies.

finally finishing a school project that i let hang over my head for way too long…

a horse and buggy ride through saratoga springs on an absolutely gorgeous summer night.

a meandering drive through glens falls in an effort to retrace our steps to the rock hill bakehouse only to be thwarted when we got there and discovered they were inexplicably closed for the day.

a long trip home to the tune of wilco in anticipation of their concert (which i went to last night).

and throughout it all, lots of laughter and conversation and beautiful little children.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 August 2007 10:55 am

    Glad you had fun!! I love the list and just want to post it to my blog!

  2. 30 August 2007 11:50 am

    Hooray for travel!I’ll be in Brea, CA on Tuesday night – is that anywhere near you?

  3. 30 August 2007 9:32 pm

    yup. only about half an hour away. but what time (ish)? cause i think i’m heading to l.a. to eat with family who have a six hour lay-over on their way to haiti. but if it works, i’d love to get together. will you be there wednesday morning, too?

  4. 30 August 2007 9:32 pm

    jen, just lift it and post it to your blog, too, if you want.give the girls big hugs for me. and post a pic of your light when it’s hung you!

  5. 31 August 2007 6:36 am

    I’m there on business – so I’ll be working Tuesday, free in the evening, but I’ll have to be at work again Wednesday morning. What’s your Tuesday timeframe? (How late do you stay up? Ha.)

  6. 31 August 2007 10:00 am

    i stay up not late or very late, depending on circumstances. so late is no problem.i could meet up with you sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 (so not all that late, really). drop me an email at whilikers at hotmail dot com. we should definitely get together. will you have a car? do you like ethiopian? or indian? let me know.

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