Jul 11, 2013

Summer in Pennsylvania


Daddy.
This summer we traveled to Pennsylvania to see Daniel's parents and the homestead. Daniel's sister and family also drove in from Georgia and we all enjoyed the cooler northern weather.  I was hoping I could just plug Lucy into an Elmo show and let her zone out for the plane rides. But she was too excited. She and Penn both continue to be excellent travelers.

We went to Hershey Park in Hershey Pennsylvania, where the street lights are Hershey Kisses. We went to the Gettysburg Museum. Our group went to a film and saw the cyclorama while Lucy and I perused the bookstore and hung out with Lincoln. We road horses through the battlefield while listening to a tour guide's history lesson and watched a cannon firing demonstration. I love American history and could have hung out in Gettysburg all day.

We went to a small farm and farmer's market and had a pie picnic. We had dinner with one of Daniel's cycling coaches who also happens to be a caterer.

Lucy really warmed up to being at Grandma's house quickly. She got to play with a kitchen built 44 years ago for Aunt Jan by Grandpa Miller. SHE LOVED IT. She made a lot of pie. Penn enjoyed Grandpa's elaborate train set up in the basement. He built all of it, too.

It was a week of celebrations with both of Daniel's nephews and his sister having a birthday and his parents 50th wedding anniversary!

I love family vacations. They are whirlwinds of memories and photos. I hear Penn talk about them all year long and with smiles so I know they are fantastic experiences for him too. I am so grateful for my in-laws organization skills that make it all happen so seamlessly.

More photos here.

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Lucy enjoys a muffin a took from the hotels continental breakfast while daddy rides a roller coaster.

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Penn gives his horse, Scout, a treat.

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Picking strawberries with Grandma.

Pogo stick.

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I have a very handsome husband.

Silly cousins.

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"Very Pennsylvania."

Bubbles in Pennsylvania.

Bubbles and cousins.
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Flight is delayed for two hours. Didn't make the stand by flight. We've resorted to filling her with fast food and M&M's in Chicago.

Two sleepy peas in a pod.




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