Our second day of sight seeing in Pennsylvania took us to Gettysburg National Military Park. This is one of those things that, quite honestly, we only did because Raymond wanted to. I knew we should go, but I expected to drive out, see a field where there was a battle, and be done. I could not have been more wrong. Gettysburg is incredibly beautiful, and we spent a full day touring the museum (I waited outside with Pepper) and various battlefield locations in a self-guided auto tour. With a quick stop at a brewery for lunch, of course!
The weather was amazing – cool and breezy, with bright blue skies and big fluffy clouds. We couldn’t have asked for better. The kids got a Junior Ranger patch, which I have somehow lost the photo of, but I’ll post it as soon as I locate it! This blogging with limited internet access is harder than I thought it would be!
We are officially on the road for the summer! Our first stop was Lancaster, PA for the UNSETTLEMENT project, and I spent our three days there photographing, interviewing, and finding my way into my project. Raymond and the kids tagged along, rode bikes, and visited the indoor water park. But it didn’t really feel like vacation. Until Hershey: the sweetest place on earth.
I’m sure you already know this, but I have an incredible husband. And my children have an amazing father. He puts up with a lot – and has done a great job of dealing with my nerves as we get close to the launch of the UNSETTLEMENT project. (Just ask him – I have really gone off the deep end these last few weeks.)
Sunday we took a little break from my pre-trip insanity for Father’s Day lunch at the Distillery followed by a concert in the park with friends. Lola Gray learned how to make daisy chains, an activity sure to bring many happy hours of entertainment this summer.
The weather has been amazingly cool lately, and it was the perfect way to spend the evening.
Now, back to the craziness!
It seems like for as long as I have had children, there has been talk of a children’s museum in Savannah. I had started to think it was never going to happen. But thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation, phase one of the Savannah Children’s Museum officially opened yesterday!
It was worth the wait.
The outdoor space is overflowing with fun, creative, educational activities for kids. Musical instruments, over-sized chess boards, herb gardens and a secluded book nook are scattered among slides and climbing walls, a life-sized maze and a cool-down misting wall. The integration of the existing architecture, the remains of a former Central of Georgia Railway building, is spectacular. But Lola’s favorite part was definitely the steep, grassy hill – we don’t see a lot of hills in these parts!
I can’t believe my baby girl is done with Kindergarten and moving into 1st grade. Where does the time go?? Watch out, 1st grade – here comes Lola Gray!