Thursday, August 11, 2011

Staycation . . . Day 2 and 3

I'm enjoying my staycation.  I think this might be the first time I've taken a whole week off and Chuck has not!

Tuesday started, as all my days have recently, with two dog walks.  Darla is doing well on the walks, and I need the exercise too!.  It's a nice way to start the day.  Morning are a nice time of day.  I weeded a bit more Tuesday morning and am done except for the vegetable garden which we never planted this year.  That needs more than weeding - it needs, well I don't know what it needs.  Some of the weeds begin to remind me of Jack and the Bean Stalk!

It's not blood . . . he was REALLY enjoying a cherry
And she was enjoying a cupcake
I started to watch as I had plans to meet my friend and her sister and  two children, Tim and Anna (seen above) who are visiting from Texas.  Yeah, they needed to experience heat :).  Our plan was for a picnic at Howell Living History Farm.  Chuck and I also had tickets for an outdoor concert that evening.  The weather was NOT LOOKING GOOD.  But we decided we could picnic under cover of a tree at the Farm, which we did. After lunch we saw a movie about how the New Jersey Barn Company helped the farm disassemble a barn and move it to the farm and reassemble and raise it to become the visitor center we were sitting in, which protected us from the downpour outside!   We never got to go to the farm to see the animals, boo hoo.   We parted quickly in the rain.   I managed to take a few pictures when I first arrived  before the rain.

Lane to the Farm
Just fertilized a field
A view from the Visitor Center, before the rain
At home I decided the best thing to do on a rainy vacation day was a nap!   When I woke up the sun was shining and I ran to check the weather in Bethlehem PA at Musikfest and it was looking good.     YEAH, I will get to see Alison Krause and Union Station after all!

When Chuck got home, we checked the weather again and off to Bethlehem we went to see Alison Krause and Union Station with Jerry Douglas.  WOW.  What a show.  An incredibly talented group of musicians.   And what a great place for music.  Musikfest is so much fun.  This year they moved several of the venues to be in and around the old Bethlehem Steel.  It's amazing to stand in front of the old blast furnaces.  They are ginormous.   The shells of the old buildings are still there.  Amazing architecture.  They've done a fabulous job of putting an art/music community in an around the remains of Bethlehem Steel.  And right next door is the Sands Casino.

Day 3
Not as busy as day 2 . . . I read, alot, and went to Pet Smart and the grocery store.  

Day 4
Is just beginning.  I am hoping to go the Howell Living History Farm today as the weather is absolutely beautiful.  Should have lots of pictures to share!

Take Care
"Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip."
Author Unknown 

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