May was a very busy month. I visited Caroline and Jonathan Ely, flew out to Utah to see the Morningstars and enjoyed several days at the Henlopen beach before starting my grueling job at Mt Airy library (25 hours a week, can you believe that!) Here are some hi-lites:
I left Mothers Day morning to visit my friends in Massachusetts. We decided that since my child wasn't in the area, I could spend my day driving!
We went on several bike rides and visited Sturbridge Village as well, for a lovely visit (even though the 8 hour drive each way was a little taxing)
I was home for 36 hours before flying out to Utah to visit Jamie, Steve, Ben and Sam. CCPL should be proud of Sam's shirt - it's the buggy about reading T shirt for summer reading.
There is always lots of fun things to do in Orem, Ben and I enjoyed the local park (before the weather turned cold and rainy) I love having pictures of the mountains, it reminds me of why Utah is such a great place to visit (and a great place to live).
Sam has early dismissal on Mondays, so we were able to enjoy the Hogen Zoo with the boys. I'm not sure which critters they're pretending to be, but playgrounds and ice
cream were main attractions.
It's fun to be with Jamie and "the boys", as she signs her notes - and we'll be seeing our new granddaughter before 2009, hopefully!
Well, after all that traveling, we needed some time to relax, so to Henlopen we went. It is a great campground near Lewes, DE. We try to go twice a year, enjoying the beach while children are still in school. We're not sure about this fall, however, since CCPL has some buildings which will be ready for occupancy in Mid September.
We stopped by Longwood Gardens on our way home. There's a few new things happening there. The children's garden has been totally re-done and is worth a visit. They have also constructed several "treehouses". I think they're more like tree palaces. It was a fun stop, and we did miss most of the severe weather that hit Maryland that day.