Monday, August 27, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Well, we made it home safe and sound. It feels good to be home, but boy did we have a great time! Many thanks to Tim, Brenda, Emilea, and Ashlea for making it a great trip. We have many great memories of our vacation together.

A special thank you to Chad, Julie and Heidi for making the vacation happen! We love you all and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

I suppose it's time to get back to reality. Until next time, so long.


And we said goodbye

We'll, Tim & Brenda have to work on Tuesday, so we are heading home
alone. What a great time this has been! Matt's family will be resting
here for a little while.

Cya soon!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Almost missed a picture

At the end of the game (about midnight), everyone was still just pumped...of course...our beloved Twins had just WON THE GAME!
Another nice Twins fan, on his honeymoon, took this picture for us.
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Since Al Gore invented the internet

It's been a while since I was able to really do more than an iPhone post. I like posting with it, but I'm limited to just one picture and typing isn't as speedy as the laptop. Matt and I discovered that downtown Williamsburg had FREE (as in beer) Wi-Fi! Unfortunately, I was unable to do anything that required a that required me to log in.
Friday, the Walsh's went on trip to Colonial Williamsburg. We opted for the shuttle ride through to the Merchants Square and a museum hidden inside a hospital for the mentally ill.. On the left, you see Emilea learning about how kids in the day of colonial Williamsburg earned a living wrapping thead on used playing cards. It was the hottest day of the trip so far, but the museum was air conditioned!

We returned home and met up with the rest of the group. Julie was enlisted to draw our Bert on the "Circle Us Bert" sign. The Walsh's packed their van on Friday night. We were heading to Caroline County to take part in an impromptu family reunion. Aunt Wanda had gotten together all of Brenda's relatives in that part of Virginia. It was really nice to see everyone. Uncle Bobby and Aunt Wanda have a new house sitting on a lot of acres. The house was full of people and much good food was consumed by all.
As it turned out, they new a real short cut to Baltimore that happened to be the road at the end of their drive way. We called the rest of the vacation crew and they met up with us at the Harrie's. Coolers were filled with ice and the two vans were back on the road with Grandma and Grandpa's car now joining the caravan.

We arrived in Baltimore just in time. It was about 6 PM when we pulled into the hotel.

We got the little kids situated and headed over to the game. Tim and Matt were probably more excited than anyone else entering the stadium. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is an amazing facility. The only problem...RAIN DELAY. No problem...the storm blew right by.

Wow...what a game! We moved down to the front row, no one seemed to care. We definitely got our moneys worth! Everyone had a great time!
The guy on the left here did something that one small boy will never forget. This guy was sitting by us and hat caught a foul ball. He was pretty happy with his catch...then...he saw Jared and figured it was going to be more appreciated by an 8 year old.

We told this guy, "You know, he's probably going to sleep with the ball for the next month." His answer, "I was hoping he would!" Thanks again!

We are in Fremont, Indiana. Looks like we should be getting home tomorrow about dinner time. The bittersweet end to a great vacation. It's amazing, everyone is pretty tired, but smiling.
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When you're here...

You're family! Of course we had to stop at Olive Garden.

Homeward bound

Just south of Cleveland...

Allegheny Mountain

Another cool tunnel!