Fond du Lac, WI! Here are a few pictures:
Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-In
We usually try to get a burger from there every time we visit.
We also celebrated Chris’s birthday (July 19th) with chocolate chip cookies (made by my Mom):
We visited my Grandma Jean the next day (my Dad’s Mom):
We also went to another place that I enjoy when we’re in the area:
Our favorite mannequin:
We imagine that she is offering us some cheese in the general store:
Hey! Want some cheese? It looks like a hat box, but it’s really CHEEEEESE!
Then, the part that makes my eyes dance in the gift shop:
Yep. I’m easily impressed.
Next stop … Milwaukee and Festa Italiana!
Here are some pictures I couldn’t fit into that last post:
Get it? I’m listening to the pines, whispering …
Aren’t I a riot?
I can’t take credit for that idea, though:
I’d like to show you some pictures from our recent family vacation trip to the Shenandoah National Park. I just know you’ll love them as most people love vacation photos:
Assuming you don’t crack me in the head with a bat, here we go!
We began our trip on the 18th (Saturday) by staying in a little cabin called Trout:
It was … quaint. I’m not adverse to roughing it, but after we saw the size of other abodes available (the shower was so small we could barely turn around), we decided to upgrade:
Much better. It even had a balcony with a fantastic view:
That’s what I’m talkin’ about!
On Sunday the 19th (Father’s Day), we didn’t stick around much, as we had tickets to see a show at the Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA. This is a theatre that Chris performed at (Kiss Me, Kate) back in 2001, before we moved to NYC to begin with:
We had a nice time and bummed around the town before making our way back though what we thought was fog, but in reality was most likely clouds. We were above 3600 feet, you know.
The next day (Monday the 20th) we went to the Luray Caverns:
After that, we went on our merry way and celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary with dinner at Big Meadow lodge, another nice lodge in the area where we were staying.
Tuesday the 21st had us enjoying a quick picnic with the family:
After that, we had a reservation to go horseback riding:
Chris took this gorgeous picture of a horse that he was talking to and petting. It was tied up near the front of the stable, and we just thought she was there to show everyone how nice the horses were. Little did he know, she was the exact horse he would ride!
I got to ride Lightning–the slowest horse available. I think he was trying to fall asleep before I even started:
That night, we had some family pictures taken:
It was really nice to have everyone together. After that, we went to our room and watched a lightning storm:
It’s not easy taking pictures of lightning without any warning. We forgot that we could have videotaped it …
Wednesday (22nd), we had to head back to NYC. So sad. We wanted to stay much longer, but … oh well …
Next up … everything I couldn’t fit into this post.