After a good night's sleep, I woke this morning and prepared for a trip to the General Knox House in Thomaston, Maine.
Tina, Kyla and I went to the Montpelier where we took a tour of the "home" of General Henry Knox. We were informed that the building was not the original, but a reproduction because the house had been badly cared for after the General's death and fallen into disrepair. It was eventually demolished and the DAR worked to have it reproduced on a new site ( the railroad had already taken over the original site).The ceiling and chair moldings were magnificent, the flying staircase was tremendous, and the reproduced wallpaper patterns were extremely interesting. But the most magnificent part was the oval ballroom with 2 fireplaces and doors that were actually curved. I did pick up a book about the homes of the Founding Fathers in the gift shop.
Afterward we went to lunch in a restaurant that resides in what was an old railway station. As rainbegan to fall we headed home and spent the rest of the afternoon with a friendly game of Maine Monopoly.
This morning together with my great-niece Kyla I left home and set out to visit my sister Tina in Maine. I had been enlisted to escort little Miss Kyla to her grandmother's so that she could spend some time in greater New England. We got to the airport early which was a good thing. Kyla dropped her boarding pass after we passed through security, so we had to hunt it down. Then we were ready to go, but the airline wasn't. The plane was late arriving to the airport so we were about 1 hour late leaving. I phoned Tina who had already left and warned her about the delay. By the time were landed and got our luggage, it was 2:30 and we were starving. We stopped at Friendlys and had "lunch" and FRIENDZs were absolutely wicked but left us with no appetite for dinner. Poor Bob, he had to eat alone.
Today, while my husband is at the golf course, I am just planning on reading. I have a book that I need to finish before it is due back at the library and this is my opportunity. Then when he gets back, (don't laugh) we are planning on finishing the take down of my Christmas village. Nothing like putting things off.
I went to the bookstore - bad idea. I went to buy two things - a blank journal for notes about books so that I could keep with me a list of the books that I wanted when I went out and a copy of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in paperback to complete my collection (I even had a coupon). 2 things was all I wanted....until I was inside and then I couldn't stop myself. I walked out with 10!
I'm starting a new feature on my book blog just to handle this - BOOK BUY BONANZAS!
Well, I'm back from Myrtle Beach. I didn't want to leave the family but had no choice. Everyone had to go their own ways. Little Jackson has stolen my heart. All he has to do is smile that little smile of his and I want to smile too.
I don't know when I'll see him again, but I'm thinking of him every day.
Well, today I went to the driving range with Ellen. Too bad that I can't follow my own instructions, because Ellen hit her first ball 125 yds. straight up the middle. Gee, I wish I could do that. I think that she is going to do great on the golf course, all she needs is encouragement.
Things have been very busy here. We have spent precious time with Molly and Bryan before they headed back to Spartanburg, shared laughs with Bradley and Leslie before they went back home and to their jobs this week. This morning at 5AM Sheila, Theresa, Caitlyn and her friend Hannah arrived.
Now, a group of 7 are headed to the golf course for some sun and fun!
Tim and I traveled down to Myrtle Beach SC to meet up with 15 others of the Derry Clan and enjoy sun and golf. For the first 24 hours, it's been a blast!
Little Jackson had his first cereal this morning and I got to tape it on my camcorder. Then I got to rock him to sleep for his afternoon nap. Tomorrow we may head to the pool or just blow up his pool for him. Just holding him and cuddling is such a treat!
Married to Tim, her Prince Charming for 39 years; retired; avid collector of Dickens Village by Dept 56; Orioles Fan; needlework enthusiast; arctophile; bibliophile--
Be sure to check out the books that I'm reading and have read this year!