Sunday, July 21, 2013

Annie of Oz

Payton took a summer camp class at Lights, Camera, Acting! The group worked all week to put on their production of mixed story lines called Annie of Oz. Payton played the Tin Man. Payton had a great time. He did a great job in his acting debut. All the kids put on a great show.

The cast of Annie of Oz.

The Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion.

Thank ya, thank ya very much. I'm here all week. Be sure to try the veal! 

Weekend camping trip

This weekend we went on our first family camping trip. We had gathered equipment over time and were ready to put ourselves to the test....on a really hot weekend. Man, I love air conditioning.

We went to Blue Rocks Family Campground.The place isn't too far from home, but far enough to make it a trip. We hiked on the Appalachian Trail, did a little swimming, and spent the weekend pretty much device free. It was hot. We think our next trip will be when evening temperatures are lower for more comfortable sleeping.
Woohoo! We're camping and having fun.

Camp is set up and everyone is relaxing.

The old man is just trying to cool down.

Kathleen fed us really well the whole weekend. This morning we had hash browns, sausage and eggs. This is camping.

Number 1 hardly ate much all weekend. I finished off that sausage patty.

A couple of cuties.

The boys are hanging out waiting to leave on our Saturday hike.

Oh wait....pit stop.

We headed north to the Pinnacle overlook and then down the Appalachian Trail to Pulpit Rock. I myself had never been on the AT before.

The first leg was up hill. At the top of the hill was more hill to go up.

Water break. We took plenty of them.

Parker checked out some wild life along the way.

The Pinnacle. A hot hazy day for us, but the view was still great.

A cairn at the Pinnacle. I don't know what it is all about. It's a big pile of big rocks. Those aren't just stones tossed to the top. Somebody did some heavy hauling for each rock.

On our way to Pulpit Rock. The trails were pretty rocky. Several times we traversed boulder fields of varying size.

Pulpit Rock. I thought this was the better overlook between the two.

From Pulpit Rock it was downhill. Downhill is sometimes harder than uphill. Payton and Meghan take a break waiting for the rest of us to catch up.

Kathleen is looking fine at the Blue Rocks glacier boulder field. We had made it back to camp.

Whew! Let's go swimming and cool down.

Our hike finished at the pool. Kathleen had packed the boy's suits. Parker cooled off and had had enough.

Saturday night at camp. Everybody was rested and settling down around the campfire.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's hot enough to get me to the pool

Styling poolside at Village II.
It's hotter than hell and I'm at the pool. I probably won't get in since swimming is one of my least favorite things to do. Still, I'm here.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Up a tree on Memorial Day

This picture is from Memorial Day. The boys climbed a low tree. They weren't much higher than eye level to me, but to them they were soaring. We were downtown Doylestown to watch the parade.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tablet reading

Relaxing at House of Coffee.
Ahh the Tablet. Such a nice thing to have in the coffee shop. Enjoy some Joe while reading your favorite magazines, shop online and otherwise make a big impression in a couch. My next phone will be a phablet.

Watching YouTube together

My boys watching YouTube Minecraft videos together. Oh the language people use. Good thing I'm not to worried about the words they learn; only that they know when they can't and can repeat them.

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July on the island

On the pier waiting for the start of the Shelter Cove fireworks show.
We all scream for ice cream. I like cayenne chocolate chunk.
Miniature golf at Pirate's Island.
Some old cannon in Beaufort, SC.
Help! We're buried and can't get out.
Payton and I worked on a couple big castles. Our next one was better.

Hilton Head Island...a great place to spend the 4th. Kathleen and the boys love the beach. Me not so much, but it was much more tolerable this year. We finally bought a pop up canopy for the beach. Finally, shade where there is no shade. I could sit on my keister and not get burnt. Woohoo!