Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Been raining here - we really needed it, so that's good. Mom and Grandma left on Wednesday and I haven't done much since then. I've had a really bad sinus headache, which has really laid me low.
I just finished the newest Nora Roberts (High Noon) and it was pretty good. I have the newest Harry Potter sitting here - I'm really excited to start that! I had Amazon ship it to me, but I haven't started it yet, because Mom and Grandma were here.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The previous owner of our house LOVED hosteas, so we have a billion. We are trying to get rid of them and have been giving them away...this is one, now in Dave and Pat's yard. You can see it still has some issue, but hopefully it will recover next year. The lady also didn't take too good care of her hosteas....
Now as a rule I don't mind squirrels, but this one was bugging me because he wanted the bird food, but couldn't get it to it, so would shake it onto the ground. Here's him crawling on top of it. Now I was thinking about having to get a pellet gun or something to get him out this habit, but he decided to play in traffic today and someone killed him for me. I didn't really want that to happen, but at least my problem is solved.
This is a newer addition - each black plague has the names of the war dead in this war by month.
After this we went to a candy shop in Sharon (right next door) and then made straight for home as this was on the border.
Now by this point, I'd managed to fill up both my digital camera cards, so we had to buy a throwaway camera! We tried to buy a new card, but my camera would have needed a firmware update...which means a cord, which I, of course, didn't have. So I asked at Kmart...no help...then I asked at Best Buy - I figured their Geek Squad could do it...nope, they don't "do" cameras...so what's their use? When you are on a trip, those are the services you need not laptop fixing! Idiots!!!
Mom feeding the ducks in the pond (they are domesticated ducks)
Sue with her birthday glass (Em and Stef gave it to her)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The street lights that are kisses
The cocoa bushes - brown bushes that say Hershey Cocoa.
After Hershey, we headed for our hotel, which we'd reserved ahead of time trying to use Grandma's miles. But the idiot wouldn't let her use them and then the hotel was rotten - 1/2 our lights didn't even work!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
The battlefield is mostly fields - as you can see it still is by this farmer in his field as we drove by.
Now there were some really cool monuments, I must admit once you quit looking at all the brigade ones. This is the Eternal Light to Peace or something like that. It was dedicated by FDR on the 75th anniversary of the battle.
This the VA monument. It is Robert E Lee on his horse (Traveller):
One of my favorite places was Little Round Top - this is the view from the top. It has a really cool NY monument you can climb and everything. I think that's Devil's Den you can see.
View from back of house The farm - see the corn? Local farmers now farm this, but have to grow what the Eisenhowers grew. Heliocopter pad - how Ike got between the farm and White House.
Summer kitchen for parties and such - pretty cool!
BBQ with summer kitchen - Mom
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Grandma as we were leaving OH in the rental car. We first met Ray for breakfast.
Now, we were just going to our cousin Nancy's in PA - about 4 hours...it took us 8 because we got sidetracked a lot! We decided to take the back way instead of the Turnpike (which we all hate). Since we didn't have guys, we could stop when something looked interesting!
So first stop - the Compass Inn, which is one of the oldest inns and really neat.
Mom and Grandma - the Inn is behind them.
Me in one of the outbuildings - isn't that a huge spinning wheel?
Our next distraction was the Flight 93 Memorial. Its a temporary memorial now, but the design has been selected (big contest) for the final project. Right now its just a big wall of stuff in a field with a little NPS hut. But there were a lot of people there, so its obviously usually busy.
The wall of stuff people leave (after awhile (or weather problems) are removed and permanently stored)
Looking over the fields
Our last distraction - we found an old covered bridge.
Mom and Grandma at the bridge
After this, we finally made it to Breezewood where we ate dinner with Nancy and then all drove to the hotel in Chambersburg in preparation for Day 2 - Gettysburg. That's coming tomorrow...I'm done with pictures for today.