So I know I need to write a post. I’ve been thinking about it for a few days, but don’t feel like I have much to say. How about a little travelogue?
On July 1, Character Builder and her family came for a visit. They flew into D.C., and J.P. and I drove down to meet them. For three days we traipsed around the city, visiting museums and monuments and memorials (oh my!). And for some of that time, I was carrying a 40-pound furnace named Lauren.
Have you ever been to D.C. in the summer? Have you felt its oppressive heat and humidity? Do you know how miserable it can be? Well guess what? We didn’t have any of that! In fact, we couldn’t have had better weather if we’d paid for it. The temps were in the high 70s/low 80s, and there was absolutely no humidity. It was unbelievable.
I just love the expressions on their faces here—very typical and representative of their personalities. They did really well, considering how boring it must’ve been for them. They would’ve preferred it if we’d stayed at the hotel, where there was internet access (for Webkinz) and a swimming pool.
We got home Tuesday night, and had a very low-key day on the Fourth. It was overcast and rainy, and around dinnertime the storms started. So no fireworks this year. But we did have potato salad!
And Friday, we went to the NJ shore. Ocean City, to be exact. It was the perfect day (except for missing our exit on the way there and then trying to get where we wanted to be without having to backtrack). The water was absolutely FREEZING—it made my feet almost achy.
But Lauren couldn’t have cared less about the water temperature. She had a great time standing at the water’s edge, waiting for the waves to come in and “get” her. Even when a bigger-than-expected wave got her in the face, she didn’t let it faze her. She simply turned around and started sticking out her butt to meet the waves. It was hilarious, but you’ll have to take my word for it for now. Character Builder took some photos and a video of the whole thing, but since they’re hers and the kids are hers I’ll let her post them if she wants (hint, hint!).
After they left on Saturday, it was like a ghost town around here. We wish they could come back every year!
**More photos on my Flickr site. If you’re one of my Flickr friends you’ll see more cute kid pics (some with kittens!). If you’re not one of my Flickr friends, you’ll have to settle for boring photos of buildings and monuments (but also kittens!). Let me know if you wanna be my friend.**