Monday, September 28, 2009
This was our tour guide for Valley Forge. It was pouring and guess who forgot their umbrella... yep, but fortunately Trent and Sara were able to be kind enough to let us borrow one of theirs. The guy in the blue umbrella was hilarious, the wind was just blowing his umbrella all over the place.
Look to the left of this picture there are like 5 people under one umbrella. Hilarious!! Let's just say by the end of the tour, we were miserable.
On the bus with no rain, but still wet.
This is George Washington. I think this was the highlight of the trip for me. He talked to us as if he was actually him for about an hour, then he dropped the act and told us who he really was. When he dropped his accent and voice, it was so weird to hear him talk normal. He was an awesome impersonator.
George on his horse.
This was a highlight for Nick-Ping Pong. He wanted to play like all the time. They had a pretty cool game room at the place we stayed, ping pong, wii, pool, and lots of other games. Around the world ping pong was pretty fun too.
The home George Washington stayed while at Valley Forge.
Independence Hall in the background.
The Liberty Bell
We had some free time in Philadelphia, so we looked around for a bakery, because i was in dire need for a cookie, on our way we saw this building, I thought it was funny!!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is us right before we headed out the long adventure in vw beetle in SLC.
Road Trippin' it Yeah baby! and yes I was driving, but you can't tell but my eyes were on the road.
Nick looking freakin awesome in his sunglasses that fit over his real glasses -they are huge!!
First Stop- The Pugmires in Rock Springs Wyoming!! It was so good to see Emily and her cute little family. Thanks for letting us spend the night!!! Sorry no pics.
Second Stop- Kansas City- Our friend Chris's Dad's house! To rest our little tired eyes. We drove 13 hours that day,....it was a long day. no pics again.
Third Stop- Nauvoo, Illinois
Here is a little butterfly who graced us with it's presence, poor thing had a broken wing.
Nick on the overlook at Nauvoo.
The Nauvoo Temple
The Women's gardens at the LDS visitor's center in nauvoo
Nick by an Elephant Ear, he loved them.
Us in the women's gardens.
Next stop Carthage ,Illinois
Next Stop- Springfield, Illinois
The reason of this stop... look at the picture, need i say more....
Yep, we ate it all!!
Thanks to Eric and Tam we had a nice free hotel stay at the Hilton, with a delicious continental breakfast.
Springfield is the land of Lincoln, and that next morning we paid our respects at his tomb. I rubbed his nose for good luck, hope it works.
Next Stop- Jonathan and Mandie's house. We were able to spend a few days there, it was so much fun, they were wonderful hosts!!! Little Makaya is so cute, I think I am the favorite aunt!!!
A Replica of what the store looked like back then.
The School of the Prophets
The Kirtland, OH Temple
Photo op, by the beautiful green doors of the temple
We Made it!!!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Here is our summer recap! Late because of my lack of blogging, and no pics because they are on my computer in Salt Lake---
*Nick got his braces off--and hates the picture on the blog because he still has them on-I will have to change that.
*Family gettogether- which I did blog about, but some how got erased, and I swore off blogging for a month
*Burley Fair and Rodeo
*Lagoon Fun with the Simmons kids
*Sundance weekend with friends including hiking mt. Timp
*New Hair cut
*Road trip to D.C. -more to come
We have been so busy with the move that my lack of blogging has clearly been evident. None the less I have no more excuses... so you should think, but some how will try to make some up. We have made it to D.C. and are all moved in. I am jobless, and enjoying it quiet nicely.... I seem to get my beloved afternoon nap everyday, definitely a bad habit, but it makes me happy!! My days are filled with job searching, morning jogs on the Potomac, surfing the net, going to free events the city has to offer, mingling with friends, walking to the store, sewing, reading and so forth.