Monday, November 26, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012
Photographer session at 8 AM on the home turf and it all worked out better. Christmas card worthy.
Ate more turkey, pumpkin and the TV played more Football games but the kids are fun to be with. Hannah hums and smiles and is rolling all over. Jacob keeps busy and can work an iphone better than I will ever - and he is 18 months old. At night we watched the TV documentary on "The Dust Bowl".

Sunday, November 25, 2012  (Our 34th wedding anniversary)
Poor Jacob and Tom are not up to top form today - darn cold. Don and I moved on down the road to Duck, NC - only an hour away. We checked into Barrier Island Station - reserved through a certificate from Sky Auction a few months ago. We have a lovely 3 bedroom unit on the top (3rd) floor with a view of the ocean. This resort is showing it's age but is nice and quiet since it is off season and has a nice indoor pool and access to the beach. The picture above is taken from our balcony.

Monday, November 26, 2012    Duck NC
Quiet day at the resort. Don and I started a 3 day Dr Oz Detox Cleanse - just blender drinks of fruits and vegetables. We went for a lovely walk on the beach - not a cloud in the sky. Picked up some nice shells. I did the 45 minute water exercise class in the recreation centre. After lunch we walked into Duck to explore. It is a pretty little tourist town that has a 3/4 mile boardwalk on the inland waterway side. They have a crab trap Christmas tree that is supposed to be lighted on the weekend.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day
Had a lovely day with the Chesapeake Marsdens. Some neighbours had an outdoor funnel cake party at 11 AM and we had our delicious turkey dinner around 2:30 with the Pugh family from next door. I made some pumpkin pies from the farm picked Halloween pumpkin.

Friday, November 23, 2012  Black Friday
Today we went to Virginia Beach to meet a photographer for shots of the family on the beach. It was a nice day but there was some wind on the beach and the kids weren't too happy there. Jacob did notice that walking in sand is a bit different.
Tom was happy to get an online purchase for a 60 inch TV from the Black Friday Sale from Amazon though.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Left Lakefield around 9 AM headed for the night in Scranton, Penn. Great day to travel with a stop at Duty Free @ the 1000 Island Bridge. They were having a special day of sampling and you got to spin a wheel at the checkout that gave discounts. Don got 10% off Tom's beer request and I luckily got 75% off my $20 chocolate purchase for Diana. Checked in to the Residence Inn (Marriott) by 4 PM. Spent a little time in the evening at the big mall next door. There was a Best Buy and it already had a few people stationed outside awaiting Black Friday specials?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
After a lovely breakfast at the Inn, we drove off for Chesapeake, Virginia by way of the coast and sea tunnels to avoid Washington on this busy travel day before Thanksgiving. Another great weather travel day. Arrived at Tom and Diana's by 5 PM. Don and Tom took off at 6 PM for a AHL hockey game between Norfolk and Charlotte. I got to enjoy little Hannah and Jacob and unload the cargo we brought down to them.