Hmm….it’s Monday again. That’s all I have to say about that.
Kevin had the whole weekend off work (which almost never happens) so we got to do loads of family things together. My favorite days are the ones spent with my husband and kids doing just about anything. As long as we are together, we find fun.
On Saturday we took the boys peach picking at an orchard by our house. It’s still early in the season so the peach trees were still packed full of perfect peaches. The boys had a blast picking out the best peaches, inspecting them, and carting them around in their buckets.
Hank wanted to wear his John Deere hat like a true farmer.
After we came home and sampled our picks I took the kids over to my parents house to visit and hang for a bit while Kevin did some more work on the deck. If you are just tuning in, we had to replace a big part of our back deck because the boards were rotting. It’s turning out to be a pretty big undertaking for us DIYers who have very little time to, you know, actually DIY. Thankfully, its almost complete.
I was tired and didn’t feel like cooking so my Dad took us to the diner by my parents house for dinner. This is my Dad’s spot. He has come here multiple times a week for about 40 years.
Reid is taking up residence on my Dad’s unofficial seat.
We also took a trip down to Maryland this weekend!
Our intent was to go to Kilgore Falls but they were full and weren’t taking any more patrons (which was a major bummer) so we headed to Rock State Park and later Susquehanna State Park.
Rock climbers in training.
This was a beautiful overlook on the mountain called the King & Queen’s Seat.
When we headed over to Susquehanna State Park we didn’t know what to expect but it was GORGEOUS!
We headed right for the historic area of the park and toured a lot of the buildings.
This was the gristmill where they actually had the old equipment running to showing you how they ground the corn into corn meal. Afterward we got a tour of the historic mansion on site. I have a degree in History so I find this stuff fascinating. The kids actually really enjoyed it too but they declared that they would not want to live in olden times, or ANY time where there was no TV.
Our trail walk down to the river.
We followed the sound of running water through the woods and across a little stream to find the water that was damned for the gristmill. We let the kids climb down and splash in the stream.
We stopped for dinner in Delaware at a Mexican restaurant we like. This little guy was tuckered out from our hiking day, wouldn’t you say?
And, OF COURSE, this is where I spent my Sunday night!
Hope this Monday treats you alright friends.