I am on a roll… Actually I am getting used to the iPad and it seems easier to post now that I know how to save my document and not delete it, how to find my site to blog on, and how to copy and paste!
Day 6 we were all tired from our Lady Liberty adventure and we needed a break from driving today. Really though after day 4 and 5 we didn’t care if we did anything more! My challenge was to do something new with the kids for each of the ten days as we travelled. What will day 6 hold?
Well Uncle Ken and Aunt Carol had an idea… They wanted to take us out to lunch at an interesting little spot. So we stayed local and headed out for lunch together. Our kids have never been to a Pub before! They certainly have never been to one like this… Imagine a dining area the size of a gymnasium and then fill the walls with a plethora of taxidermist treasures… Every wall… Animals from all over the states and an African Safari! Giraffe, elephant, wolf, zebra, birds… You name it and it was there. Then as we are waiting for our meals we see a table with a lobster. It was a lobster larger than I had ever seen and I live in Nova Scotia! I guess people go there for seafood and I could see why but being from NS we didn’t go for the seafood because that just doesn’t make sense. Papa ordered a colossal burger and ate the entire thing after posting a picture on Facebook. We took some pictures of the kids with dead animals because that’s a new thing for us and it was rather cool to do.
As for dead animals… Well it’s totally acceptable in our family. My great great grandmother was a taxidermist! My mother also tried to be one when my guinea pig died when I was away in University. She stored him in the deep freeze and then later called to ask if my sister could use him for a Biology project. I allowed it.
The time had come to pack our bags and hit the road. We had accomplished our mission and had a great time reconnecting with family and we had a long road ahead of us. We decided to take our time. We decided a stop in Rhode Island was in order so we managed to include one more state… But more importantly we had a good friend waiting to see us and surprise Papa with a Birthday Cake. So we had BBQ and Cake in Rhode Island and a nice visit with friends…. Then off to Hampton Beach for the night.
Day 7 was our first time visiting Jason in Rhode Island. He will be visiting us in July and will likely do another amazing photo shoot with the kids.
First thing on day 8 was a swim in the pool, dip in the hot tub, and then after breakfast it was off to stick our feet in the ocean. We really just went for a walk on the beach but we had to get our feet wet too. I was amazed at the amount of sandy area that bodies will fill while they lay in the sun…. Huge expanse! Then a big drop once you pass the tide line down to where the water was – this means at high tide it would get deep very quickly. So as nice as it was I have a new appreciation for Nova Scotia Beaches. It had been over 20 years since Corey and I had been at Hampton Beach and it was fun to check back in.
One memory we had was eating fried dough on the beach so we all tried some fried dough… As I ate it I said something like, ” this was better and bigger 20 years ago!” Oh well, it was something fun for the kids to try once.
After spending most of the morning here we hit the road heading for NB. Where we tried one more new thing with the kids. DInner at a truck stop! While there we saw an old neighbor from when we lived in NB and I quickly said hello and yes we have two little kids now have a nice day… I didn’t bother explaining anything. I bet they were scratching heads all night wondering if we have just been having babies for the past 10 years since we moved away.
Ok kids back in the van and I promise this time the drive really will be just a short one!
New things for day 8 included fried dough at Hampton Beach and supper at a truck stop.