Monday, June 22, 2009

Peach at the Beach

Our annual week at Cape May Point was different this year. Peaches came with us and got her first look at the Atlantic. All in all it was a relaxing time. The weather could have been better but we still managed to find time in the sun and surf. I was relaxing too much and neglected to take as many photos as I usually do. Take a close look at the sunset photo of the ship wreck. There was a guy who swam out to it, climbed up to the top and dove off. The water was cold that night so he was pretty gutsy. Carson brought her CMU friends Alie and Christina. They are now official members of the family since they survived a week with us! Also, we logged many miles on the bikes after discovering a wonderful gourmet cheese shop. By the end of the week we were "preferred customers" yeah!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lucas's new ship

This will be Lucas's next home away from home. The St. Louis Express, an 800 ft container ship built in 2002. He'll go to Northern Europe with stops in England, Sweden, Germany and maybe Belgium.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Muddy ride

Last Friday, Tracy and I did our annual anniversary bike ride on the York Heritage Rail Trail. It rained all day and we tried to arrive late in hopes that the clouds would clear. No such luck. We got there at 5 and hopped on the trail and rode into Maryland. We managed 30 miles in 3 hours. Had to share the trail with 4 deer, a box turtle, groundhogs, chipmunks, and a couple thousand Spring Peeper frogs. Fortunately the bed and breakfast where we stayed had a hose outside to clean us and the bikes off.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Shore leave and potluck

This weekend Lucas was in Philly again so Carson and I met him for a picnic lunch at Penn's Landing. Way too short but another very sweet visit. He is looking forward to the end of this cruise and break from the Chemical Pioneer. Carson hadn't seen him since Christmas!

While we were in Philly, Tracy was getting the house ready for the Effie Ophelia's pot luck crowd. It was great to have the dogs invited too. Olivia the Golden Retriever and Jack the German Short hair enjoyed some off leash time. Iris and Peachie loved the company and all the great food!