2011 Fall Family trip...

Monday, October 31, 2011

It seems like every Fall my family (or at least my Dad) come out for a little vacation. This year we decided we would join Dad at the end of his bike trip. After Dad rode his bike for 10 days he ended up in Bar Harbor Maine where Mom, Kari, and I were waiting to pick him up :)

After checking out the sites in Bar Harbor we made our way down to Camden, Maine. This was one of Dads favorite towns he visited on his ride and wanted us to come back and see it. We ended up having dinner there. Lobster Dinner! It was a good time.

The next day we got up and went to Salem, Mass. I really wish we could have spent more time there, but we were also suppose to go to Boston that day and wanted to make sure we had the time. The whole way to Salem I was telling Kari I wanted pictures of her in the stalks. I was not disappointed. :)

Boston was next on our list. We went to Fenway Park first. It was one of the things on Dads lists of things to do. It was really interesting learning about the history of the team and the ballpark, but I'm still faithful to the Yankees.

We then took a bus tour to see the city. It was a lot of fun, but really long.

We ended the evening at Cheers for dinner (another place dad wanted to see). Jeff joined us at this point.

The next day we went to Plymouth and Cape Code. Supposedly, I have two relatives that came over on the Mayflower, so it was cool to be there.

It was a fun family road trip. I hope to go back and spend more time at some of these places in the future.

Dad's East Coast Bike Trip

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dad started his summer bike trip at our house this year. Usually he rides the Oregon/California coast, but decided to give the East Coast a try. Supposedly there were a few people back in Washington/Oregon that were giving Dad a hard time about riding on the East Coast. They said it was too dangerous that he was going to get mugged. Jeff and I both though this was ridiculous. Jeff offered to mug Jeff in our driveway before he left to give him something write home about. We didn't want to disappoint the Washingtonians :)


Our Trip to Philly

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm so behind in my blogging. So sorry. I will do my best to catch up.

Jeff and I went to Philadelphia in August for a little weekend getaway. It was my first trip to Philly and I can't wait till we get to go again. It's such a fun city and the food was amazing!

We started off our trip at Reading Terminal Market. What a place! I can't wait to take my family there. I know they will love it!

Naturally we had to have a philly cheese steak!

We then walked to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Of course we stopped to the see the Rocky statue. Yes, the statue is as ugly in person as it is in the movie. I was still excited to see it since I'm such a big Rocky fan. We then did the steps which was a lot of fun and not as high as I thought they would be.


After spending some time in the museum we made our way to Old City to see the Liberty Bell. Unfortunately the line to get in to see it was so long that we decided to just see it through the window. Maybe next time we go we will go in. We still had fun walking around and seeing all the historic buildings.

I will admit that I'm a Philadelphia fan :) I'm looking forward to our next visit.