Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First treatment done…

…..two more to go.  It went as expected.  Hopefully by tomorrow Peter will be feeling better again.  When we got back to the camper, I played a little with my camera.  It was getting darker already, but I think the picture came out pretty good.  I love this little creek right by our campsite. DSC_0004 (2)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weird ducks

We went shopping today and to the mall.  While in the mall we got our hair cut.  We were supposed to get it cut last Saturday, but Irene came and that messed up everything.
When we got back to the campground we just relaxed and enjoyed the gorgeous weather and pretty view of the creek.  I took a few pictures of some strange looking ducks.  They were far away across the creek.  I took them with my 300mm lens and no tripod, so they are not as clear as I wished they would be.

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Anna's fundraiser has been rescheduled due to IRENE!!!

New date is September 4, 2011.  Same time.

Thank you! :-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ahhh….back at Penn Avon.

I do love this little quiet campground and I know we will enjoy our time here.  I guess everything in Life has a reason.  If most of our friends wouldn’t have left Fantasy Island, I think that we’d be still there.  Unfortunately most friends left Fantasy Island for more or less personal reasons and it was time for us to move on.  I miss our good times there.  On our way here today, we drove over the bridge to reminisce a little….I guess Irene even left her mark there.Susquehanna 2011-08-29 008

Friday, August 26, 2011

Irene….bad, bad Irene!!

Everything is tied down and put away.  We got water and food.  Yeah, alcohol too!  Am I ready?  No….I hate the thought that we just have to sit here and wait it out….scared like anything.

Anna’s fundraiser breakfast was canceled and I have no idea when if there is a make-up date.  We still plan on leaving Monday, providing  that the house in one piece.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Some men get a Corvette, some a Porsche….what does my husband get?  He gets a Typhoon.  That is what his new trike is called. He is having a good time with it and sure gets people’s attention when he rides down the road.Trike 2011-08-23 008

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Paparazzies at the zoo

Our camera club went for a photo-shoot to the Cape May County Zoo yesterday.  The sun was out, the temperatures were perfect.
We had a great time and on the way home we stopped at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, but not before we stopped at this total weird garage with all kinds of antique cars.  I am sorry that I didn’t pay attention to what town we were in.
We took Route 9 to drive home and yes, the house with the chair on the roof is still there.Cape May Zoo 160

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our daughter’s 43rd birthday

Well….I know what you think, but I had her when I was twelve years old. LOL.  We had a wonderful time with family and good friends.  Chrissy made Mojitos (YUMMY…thanks, Chrissy!)  Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads galore, cake from LaScala….life it good! click here

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Luke and Boo

Had a nice visit with the kids.  We took Kia with us to get her more used to Pearl and it seemed0 to have worked.  After about 10 minutes of excitement they calmed down and it worked fine.  Pearl being a puppy, despite her large size, wanted to play with Kia and Kia just wanted to be left alone and actually growled at Pearl.  Once they calmed down, they where fine. click here

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Excitement in the neighborhood

At 4:30 am this morning Peter woke me up to tell me that there is a fire at one of the neighbor’s house.  The street was filled with fire trucks and police cars.  Mostly smoke.  I don’t know when the fire started.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Saying good byes….

We went to pick up the girls and said our good byes to the family from Germany.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011


We got home earlier than planned and surprised the kids with our presence.  They met for dinner at the Fortune buffet and we joined them. It was real nice, especially since my cousin's girls with family from Germany were there too.  It was their last night here in the US after a 3 week vacation (2 weeks Florida and a week at Tammy’s) and it was nice seeing them. 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rain, rain go away!

Good day for shopping and Internet browsing.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grand Canyon

OK – we went to see the Grand Canyon….the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania that is.  I have to say that we should have went there before we went to see the REAL Grand Canyon!  Don’t get me wrong… was beautiful and very impressive, but for haven’s sake…please Pennsylvanians….do not call it Grand Canyon!!!!

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At night a neighbor came to visit and Kia made a new friend.  There are also some pictures of the campground owner’s 6 Shi Tsus and 1 Bichon.

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Below are some ‘morning pictures’ of the campground.
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Water rats

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We sat by the water late this afternoon and watched two water rats bringing leaves into their home.


We had friends over from Fantasy Island Campground and enjoyed their company.  Changed out plans for todays trip to the canyon.  The weather looks better for tomorrow.  I guess it’s a good day for shopping today.