Family: Our trip = Craziness
It’s been a while, and I’m sorry for that. Life has been crazy and hectic. You could throw in a little chaotic and gut-wrenching as well. But I’m back, and better than ever. On Thursday Night (7/5/12), my husband James and I decided to go to Pennsylvania. Don’t laugh, that’s just how we roll. Thankfully our kids are good about it, and even thrive on, adventure. We packed up our shit, called a billion places near Hershey, PA and finally found a cabin for rent at a campground that could accommodate our family of six.
We stayed at the Blue Rocks Family Campground, and if you are in the area of Lenhartsville, PA, I highly recommend staying there. They had a pool, a kiddie wading pool, a playground, games and activities, a fishing pond, and oh yea, the reason they have their name — the Blue Rocks Glacier deposit, which was totally cool. (See pictures) You have to remember, my husband is in the stone industry, and we live and breath Stone. OK — he does, I just nod, smile and support his business. =)
Anyway — while there, we met up with my longtime friends, Beth and Mark Toto, who own Budget Blinds of Susquehanna Valley (Harrisburg area) of PA. Beth and I worked together back when I was in the corporate world. (Re: before I became a mom and realized how expensive day care was! And of course, I kept popping out children) So we stopped over at their beautiful home and we cooked out on the grill and caught up on our lives. If it hadn’t been so fucking hot (over 100) in PA on Saturday, I would have enjoyed myself even further, but it was still an amazing time, and memories I will cherish. (And Beth, I’m so sorry for the obscene amount of finger prints my children left on everything!) :laughs: I wiped down what I could However, I know you, and you probably went around with your trusty Windex bottle and rags =) Love you!
James and I had a fabulous time, and it was a much needed reconnect. Having been married for nearly ten years (in September) It’s very easy to find yourself in a rut, or living separate lives.The impromptu trip was just what we needed. Close quarters in the car for a six hour drive, and then staying in a very tiny cabin, sort of force deep conversation and love. I fell even deeper in love with him this weekend, and I didn’t know that was possible, I always thought that sentiment was silly. But there is truth.
Although, I’m pretty sure we gave the cabin across the pond a good show, if the looks we received the next morning were any indication. Woops, did I just type that out loud? Yep, yep I did. :grins: Who knew the light of the moon was so bright?I’ll always look at the picture of the pond and picnic table and smile fondly.
Our trip was three fold, and we also checked out an Organic Wool Mattress we’d been eying for a few years. Yep –we are crunchy that way. We do love the Tempurpedic feel and concept, but would prefer a natural and petroleum free sleeping experience. We stopped in Hellertown, PA at the Organic Mattress Store. It was love at first Lay. (Giggles) We will be buying shortly.
So, there you have it – our trip to PA.
Did you know there is a town in PA called “Intercourse” James and I laughed like 5 year olds, and came up with all sorts of sayings and phrases. But can you imagine telling someone you lived in Intercourse? :dies laughing:
A few lingering pictures =) enjoy!
”The longest journey begins with one small step…”