Thank you for all the lovely comments on Friday's post, feeling much more like myself now.
Last night's mojitos might have helped.
So how about a speedy round up of the hols? With a truly random selection of pics.
We had a truly wonderful trip. It was Very Hot at times.
It was quite an effort to not end up looking like a boiled lobster.
This one was very tasty btw. E liked it too. Miss K pronounced it too spiky to eat.
E discovered a passion for donuts. We did find some gluten free donuts in Trader Joes, they were quite tasty, but not very photogenic......
This is Jackson, New Hampshire. Very Pretty. Natural pools of water for paddling and splashing. Water is a bit theme throughout the trip. I think my family might be partly aquatic, they sought out water wherever we went. Also in the area a mountain side thrills park. Water slides, giant airbags to jump onto, cable car rides, mountain coasters. Thrill seeking children Loved it.... I watched mostly....
Rockport, MA. Frequently used as a film set, most recently "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock, where it pretends to be a town in Alaska. I've never been to Alaska but I doubt it is quite that hot there. Or as picture book pretty.
We lived there nearly 20 years ago, it's barely changed, and I still love it just as much.
It was liked going on holiday and coming home, all at the same time.
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. The Mall in Washington is filled with monuments and statues and sculptures and water features. Truly Beautiful. Especially at night. Also along the Mall more museums than you could ever hope to visit in a lifetime. We saw the biggest diamond ever, touched a piece of the moon, read the fading lettering of the Declaration of Independence, wanted to read all the books at Thomas Jefferson's library, learnt about evolution, and how toilets work in space, sat in the Botanic gardens, and dipped our toes in fountains and pools, collected tiny pieces of driftwood from the river banks, and walked 1 1/2 miles of the 17 miles of corridors in the Pentagon, and went to the zoo.
Back to reality now, I need to email one of Miss K's teachers and tell him I've put the letters about next terms text books, and syllabus in a safe place, (probably the recycling.........) and please will he email me another copy of them.
I remember her handing them to me, who knows what happened to them after that............
we saw a t-shirt on holiday that said "nothing is truly lost until your mother can't find it"
perhaps it should say on the back, "unless it's her fault it's lost"