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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

We have a weird cat

Or is that redundant?

This is how he sleeps.

Middleton with Brian and Kayla

This morning we thought it would be really fun to take the kids out to Middleton.

It is such a pretty place

Looking for turtles. There was only one swan in the enclosure

The path to the house

Grass cutters

Running down to the Butterfly pond. The building is the Rice Mill
Brian and Kayla saw an Alligator!

Patroling in his pond

Inside the Rice Mill.

Looking into the spring house.  No frogs today.

It was much cooler inside.  It was 98 today. When we were out it was only about 91

Up in the stable yards. Lon pointing out the pigs

This water buffalo has the right idea

Baby peacocks and their mother.

Inside the potter's shed.

We found out that Mr. Ron the blacksmith moved to Ticonderoga New York. We miss him. We are looking forward to meeting the new blacksmith, Mr. Patrick

She is my very favorite Cashmere goat

Walking back. The kids were getting really hot

I bought them waters and ice creams

There was a good game of life in the afternoon.
I made the kids lunch when we got home, it seems I make the best hot dogs and mac n cheese.

MORE ice cream from the ice cream truck

The family!

Brian and Kayla were so tired when we got to Koshi's. They perked back up with some water and dinner!

Everyone enjoyed their dinner.  The shrimp pancake is not as good as Michelle's. It was still good, but her's is much better!

Lon is loving the katsu!

The kids enjoyed their last night in the pool.

Lon is getting much better at jumping in!

We will miss having them here with us.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Little of Yesterday and Some of Today

I have not been taking as many pictures as I could have been these last two days!
We are still having fun with Brian and Kayla!

Legos were were built!

Hot dogs and Mac and Cheese were the best meals ever!

Cherry Almond Buckle and the last of the homemade ice cream. The kids just had the ice cream.

More swimming in the hotel pool!

We are having a great time.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Fun

We had the great joy of keeping Brian and Kayla while their parents were out today !

We rushed outside as we heard the ice cream truck! Everyone got something yummy!

Water gun fights, everyone was having fun getting soaked!

Austin joined the fun too!

Ty came with his own water pistols ready to go!

We all had watermelon
Time to play inside to beat the heat

Castle Risk!
Having fun while waiting for dinner at Wasabi

Enjoying dinner. Lon did not try the California Roll, maybe next time.  

The day ended with a dip in the pool.

Everyone will sleep well tonight!!

It was a very fun day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seeing Good Friends

Today we had a very fun visit with Chong and Michelle. Brian and Kayla too!  We have not seen Brian and Kayla for 2 years, they are not little kids anymore!
I made dinner for us,  low country boil! Peach cobbler and homemade ice cream for dessert.

The kids were getting along great!  It was really fun to see everyone.

The best part is we will see them again tomorrow!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Driving Home

Today we left Grandma's house for our drive home.

When we woke up this morning, we had three little friends in Grandma's yard. I am sure she will be thrilled to see the little ones!

They are adorable.

They were there for a long time

They were eating the leaves from the trees. I think they already ate all of Grandma's plants they liked.

Time to pack up the car and get on the road!

For no reason we could figure out, we were at an almost complete stop for 5 miles. We would get up to 7 miles an hour, then stop, then maybe 10, then stop.   Then right after the King's Dominion exit, everyone went back up to speed.

Maybe this is normal?

James River Bridge.

This National Park is in North Carolina.
I thought this morning we would go to Cape Hatteras.  Well, after sitting in traffic, I remembered it is Friday in High Summer.  So we just found Moores Creek.  It was a fair bit out of the way.

Working on his badge.  There was another family at the park, the four children were sprawled on the floor in the exhibit area.  We were not impressed. The visitor's center exhibit area was very small.

The Ranger had him pick out the patch he wanted and gave him his badge.

This is not a National Park I think we are ever going to come back to. We learned that some of the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired.

Some fun facts

When we finally got to Myrtle Beach, it was pouring. Thunder and lightening!  Traffic does not move in South Carolina in the rain.

We did finally make it home.  All is well.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Carl's at Night

When I posted the last blog,  and we were about to shut down the computer, we realized we had a chance to go to Carl's !   I thought they closed at nine and it was only 8:34.

Love this with all the Neon lit up!

Happy boy with his ice cream.