Wednesday, August 08, 2007

#25, Thursday Thirteen, Vacation: Week 2

Took a break from blogging to go along with my second week of vacation. We drove from NH to St. John, NB to take the ferry to Nova Scotia. All I can say is, Thank God for the New Harry Potter book, The Green Mile and The Godfather which kept my three boys entertained for the 9 hours spent in the car and the three hours on the ferry.
Here are 13 Vacation Memories from Week Two

1. Traveling with a girl, mmm not so different from a boy except she smelt better and I had someone to stand in restroom lines with. (My oldest brought his girlfriend)

2. I brought five books and really needed to have brought 2 more.

3. It's a bummer that the American dollar just about equals the Canadian dollar, but boy it made shopping a lot easier to just give American dollars.

4. My Mom's cooking, always nice when someone else does the cooking. Her meatloaf was so good that none was left. The best line of the week, " Well I made two so we could have some leftovers for lunch...." What leftovers?

5. Texas Holdem games, my youngest is a card shark and I should be worried, very worried..

Boys in Mini van

Reading on the Ferry

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6. Clamming, had to do it, although the girlfriend and I weren't going to be winning any awards for clams. My husband is the best digger, maybe b/c he loves them the best.

Dad clamming

Reading on the Ferry

Enjoying clams

7. Monopoly, hate the game, really, but boy did I kick some butt when my oldest sold me Park Place to go with Boardwalk. Second son and I ended up in a draw, truly, an epic game in my mind.

8. Fishing, I didn't catch any, but the kids, my husband and father did well on their day out on the boat.

9. Lunch on the island, we brought out a small grill and we had a nice afternoon on an island with some of us going out on the boat to fish. ( Actually we only caught one, but sang a lot of tv theme songs....Brady Bunch, Gilligan's island...)

10. Kayaking to islands, the tides were a little bit against us in getting out more often. The tides are just phenomenal, a difference of a few yards over seagrass to carrying the kayaks over rocks with seaweed.

High tide kayaking

Kayaking in the sound

Lunch on the island

11. Crocheting with my mother, I came home with some squares for the Share a Square project and started making squares for an afghan for one of my sons. Now I just have to make up some cards for my Mom's squares to send them to Shelly along with more that I have made.

12. Watching old home videos that my dad had burned to a dvd, where does the time go? When did my babies become bigger than me?

13. The long, very long, oh so long ride home with a terrible shimmy in the front end when my husband drove under 70 mph. ( I took the car to work on Monday and went to the garage first....two new tires later and it's fine)

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  1. I've been missing your posts! It sounds like you had a grand time, though. I envy you the vacation, but you sure deserved it. Made me hungry talking about meatloaf! Glad to see you back.

  2. what a nice post from a wonderful vacation! Sounds very relaxing to do so much reading;)

  3. Anonymous11:14 PM

    Wow, what a wonderful vacation you had -- lots of really great memories. And yes, I know what you mean -- one can never have too many books!

    Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine!

  4. It sounds like you had a nice vacation.

    Thanks for visiting my list. :-)

  5. Oh, I need to get away! Looks your family is having a wonderful time together.

    have a great day!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful vacation---I think vacations are so deserved and everyone should have one---now if I can just take one---

    This is a great TT. Glad you are back with us.

  7. I enjoy vacations, but I always love coming home (which is why I do a through cleaning just before I leave).

  8. Standing in line for the ladies room, definitely one of those female bonding rituals! Wow, it looks like you had a fantastic vacation, great pictures. I'm headed to the coast this weekend... I'll leave the clams in the sand.

    Phew, the tires held until you got home. Glad to see you're back.

    Happy TT!

  9. I live in NS and I'm from NB! It sounds like you had a fantastic vacation. I really need to do some of those things myself. :)

  10. Anonymous9:07 AM

    I love it when someone else's cooks! Sounds like a great time!

    Happy TT!

  11. It looks so relaxing and enjoyable!
    Great List!
    Happy T13!

  12. Clamming looks like such fun! Of course, poker is fun, too, but I think I'd have a better chance coming out ahead in clamming.

  13. I've been missing your posts, too! This was a great list. Sounds like fun.

  14. Sounds like a really fun trip. Great photos! Happy TT.

  15. Sounds like it was a wonderful vacation. As I write this I noticed several other people agree! :)

  16. It sounds like you had a great vacation.

    Bummer about the American dollar, I heard on the news today that our dollar was at .95 and my jaw dropped!!

    How was the HP book? I am still waiting for my son to finish reading it - hopefully he does soon - anyways, DH and I are ordering the box set of all the hardcover books from amazon. A lot of the cool stuff like that belongs to our son and when he moves out we have a lot of movies to re-purchase lol.

    Glad to have you back - I just got back from a short get-a-way to Edmonton, Alberta.

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