Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New York: It's a Zoo Out There




I still haven't figured out how to post pictures and text...oh well!! The DC/NY trip was so fun and so full of details and events that I'll just say that I'm glad that I live in a tiny little burg in Oregon! In DC we went to the White house, the capitol, the Holocaust museum and all the various war memorials. We ate one day in Union Station which is a really beautiful place! In NY we went to Central Park, The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero. We saw Legally Blond on Broadway which was a real treat. Another thing I really loved was haggling with the street vendors. I bought the zebra bag from the funniest guy who drove a hard bargain, but relented to the country bumkin from Oregon (his exact words)! The hustle and bustle were a little overwhelming at times. In fact I had people get angry with me for being too slow getting my money out or put away at lunch. Who knew? I much prefer the slower life this side of the Rocky Mountains.
I sure missed my guys. They went camping in Wallowa and I'm pretty sure they had more fun than I did. In these pictures they are packaging up the newborn kits. They are finally complete! It was fun to listen to their comments as we bagged things up. They couldn't imagine not having such a simple thing as soap to wash your baby. They talked about how many blankets both of them had as a newborn and what they have now. I think this project has made the impact I was hoping for.
We are off to Montana and Idaho next week. It's going to be a lot of fun seeing family and relaxing for all of us. After that we are just going to chill here on the farm, go to the beach and enjoy the rest of the summer! Cheers!

1 comment:

troutdalites said...

LOVE the bag! I'm glad you had fun on your trip. What a good mom you are to walk the guys through this great hands-on service. Hope you have an awesome time in Idaho and Montana. Happy fruit/veggies day...woohoo! Down 4 for the fourth of July--giddyup princess!! xoxo, D.