Friday, August 12, 2011

Day Eight

After more driving, we spent some time in Salem, Mass, where we took very few photos. We visited the Massachusetts pirate museum, saw an awesome graveyard, saw memorials for all of the witch hangings (one of whom was named Elizabeth), and watched a video about Salem's trade port heyday (1776-1804). Onward to Maine!

(Blackbeard's pirate flag)

Day Seven

A short drive north, and we were in Boston. We took a train down to Boston Commons, where we rode the swan boats and rode the carousel. After an afternoon nap and/or swim at the pool, we met up with friends Jack and Dana, and Will and Melissa. Had a wonderful dinner at Publick House, highly recommended gourmet mac&cheese and great beer selection.

Day six

Traveled 6 hours from Eastern PA to Plymouth MA. Saw The Rock (not Dwayne Johnson). Saw the Mayflower II. Ate dinner with Patrick's fellow Stagger Matt Lincoln. Saw boats.

Days Four and Five

On Sunday after breakfast, we drove to cousin Bill Turley's house in Easton, PA. We went to a Museum, a playground, and to MusikFest, sort of a Comfest but with more polka music. The kids enjoyed playing with 3-year old Sharon, and Bill's wife Haixia was a gracious hostess. Thanks for the good times!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day three

The Lorz Family Reunion. A great time was had by all. The highlights included a family sing-a-long, a trampoline, and a slip and slide.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day two

So, Historical Philadelphia was a quick endeavor. We learned there was a rebellion because they taxed the bejesus out of whiskey. Obviously, people took to arms! Trevor pooped out almost immediately, because, hey, that stuff is pretty boring when you're three. So we took a little wooden purple bus to the children's museum. And I am continuing to read Game of Thrones.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mega-vacation: day one

Today we began our epic conquest of the North Atlantic States with a journey from Columbus (6:30am) to Blackwood, NJ (just S of Philly, 4:30 pm). Obviously, we spent most of the day inside the new family truckster. Tomorrow: tour of Historic Philadelphia!