|Just a few members of my family: my eldest, Cindy and her husband Jody on the left; my baby, Libby, on the far right; and my crazy sister, Linda, in the middle.|
Cindy is pregnant with my 1st grandchild, due in January. I'm so excited! And I love scouring the Frenchies and Value Village aisles for baby clothes.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Snippets of my Whirlwind Summer
Hello my lovelies! It's so nice to be back with you again. I had an amazing summer! What a fortunate woman I am. With an empty house, I got to spend lots of time alone, eat when I felt like it, run around naked and make or break my own plans. It was marvelous!
AND I spent just over 2 glorious weeks in Newfoundland -- travelling with my friend, Sharon, for the first week; then hanging out with family for the second. Here are some of the highlights.
Our last stop was the Trinity area. The left photo was taken on our Sheriwink Trail hike (5.6 km return) -- a wonderful trail system with mesh covered boardwalks for most of the walk and spectacular rock formations. We went to a dinner theatre and walked historic Trinity, full of beautiful old fishing captains' houses. We drove up to Bonnavista where we saw humpbacks. Then to Elliston, the self-proclaimed root cellar capital of the world: that's where we saw adorable little puffins and where we both coveted this deck chair. It's also where we ate fries, dressing and gravy -- a coronary hardening NL specialty -- and the best bread pudding either of us have ever tasted.
My students returned to me the first week of September; so it's back to our regular routine --- work, school, sleep, eat. But it also means great little day trips for the 3 of us ..... like yesterday's Open Farm Day. We visited 3 local farms, met cute, satiny-smooth chickens, said goodbye to the cows who will shortly meet their demise, had a wagon ride through an apple orchard and ate a delicious Airstream Cafe dinner on a hill overlooking forest and farm land as the sun was beginning to set. We were a happy, contented bunch.
It's nice to be back to "normal". Thanks for hanging on and waiting for me.