Sunday, October 4, 2009

Our vacation

Our vacation has been very eventful so far.  We had to start it a day late because Dave didn't get home until Monday.  Monday night we went to Dave's mom's house and spent Tuesday with her.  Dave did some work around the house for her and Hannah learned to ride the riding mower.  Wednesday we went to Philadelphia and went to The Franklin Institute.  We were about the only ones there.  We went to see the film about sharks and we were the only ones in the theater.  We explored the space exhibit and the health and fitness exhibit.  Hannah and I walked through the giant heart.  We saw the train exhibit.  The last thing we did was go to the planetarium.  After we left we took Hannah down memory lane by going by some things that we use to go to when we lived in that area.  We took her to past our first apartment in Pa.  We then went back to Dave's Mom's.  Thursday we said goodbye to Mom Detweiler and headed to Valley Forge.  We went to the visitors center and looked at the exhibits then went to see the short fime that they had.  We then went back to the center and bought some souvenirs.  We then went on the driving tour.  It was very interesting seeing all the different places that  had encampments.  We were able to see alot of deer and got some really neat pictures up close.  My husband said that he was pleasantly surprised by how much he enjoyed Valley Forge and Hannah had a good time too.  We headed home from there and arrived home just in time for supper then Hannah was off to youth group.  Friday we ran some errands then went up to see our niece.  On the way there we stopped at Wilbur Chocolate in Lititz and enjoyed see the old candy making stuff and saw how they make the candy today.  Of course we had to buy some.  We found a set of chocolate that looked like hair accessories and bought it for our oldest daughter because she is a hair stylist.  Then it was up to the main event.  We went to see our niece who just had a baby and spent some time with her family including her mom, who is Dave's sister, and her dad and her brother and his wife and her two younger siblings her sister and brother.  We really had a good time.  I made a new slide show of this weeks activites in the side bar.  Saturday and today has been spent cleaning the carpets and rearranging the house which was all my husband.

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