The middle and end of June got crazy busy, with school ending and ballet recital and all of the other junk that happens at the end of June. So I decided to just let MDC go for awhile and pick it back up in July when I can more properly participate. And here I am!
Zub--It sounds like congratulations are in order! Hooray for you!
Nic--I hope the house hunting goes well.
I'll catch up with more personals soon.
We're in the midst of our crazy driving vacation, which is going surprisingly smoothly. Day 1 we left Massachusetts, drove a couple of hours to a zoo in Connecticut and spent some time there, then drove a couple of hours to a hiking place in Pennsylvania and spent some time there, then drove another hour to Easton, PA, where the Crayola factory is located.
Day 2 we did the Crayola factory, which was really much cooler than I thought it would be, although there wasn't an actual assembly line like I'd hoped there would be. I'd highly recommend it, though, for anyone in the area.
Then that afternoon we drove on to Philadelphia, which is a lovely city! I love all of the historical buildings. We saw the Liberty Bell and then checked into our hotel. I chose it because it was the closest one (except for the Four Seasons ) to where the fireworks would be. Luck was with us, and we were on the 23rd floor with a balcony on the right side of the hotel to look straight down the road to the stage and the fireworks! On the Fourth we didn't do any of the historical stuff. Bad on us. We missed the parade and probably tons of dressing up and reenactments of historical things. I bet someone in the city read the Declaration of Independence. We wandered the streets, ate cheesesteak and ice cream, and let our kids dance in the huge "no swimming" fountain that apparently all of the locals swim in. Then we got to see the awesome fireworks display from our balcony. It was a memorable Fourth of July.
This morning we drove to Hershey, PA, and I ran this evening past the Hershey factory, where the smell of the chocolate wafting out didn't do much to help settle my stomach during my run. Oh, and the giant dinner I'd just eaten didn't do any good, either. Tomorrow we'll spend the day at Hershey Park, then decide what to do about heading home.
Although the kids refuse to go to bed at anything resembling a normal hour, it's been a nice vacation so far. I even managed to run in Easton, and in Philadelphia, and today in Hershey. Not long and not fast, but I was chuckling at myself as I packed my running stuff. Apparently I have a bit more discipline than I thought.
Thanks for letting me pop in; I promise to be more dedicated this month!