Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekly Chit Chat

Hi gang,
How is your week going? It's the same old thing here, work and sleep. This has to be one of the most boring summer's I have had in years. I haven't done a darn thing worth blogging about. I've spent a little time with my daughter and grandson this week, and I did go get my state inspection on my car, but other than that I haven't got much accomplished.
We did have a nice family picnic last weekend with my son, my daughter and grandson, and my husband, my ex husband and I...Yes you read it right. The ex was there. I didn't mind, (he brought the fried chicken ha ha). His girlfriend refused to come as did my daughter's boyfriend, as neither of them as sociable where family stuff is concerned, but they are both a pain in my butt so it was just as well.

I always enjoy our local park, the kids have a big area to play in

Also the park is full of deer and the rangers feed them each evening so we were able to get close enough to take these photos.

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over, soon the leaves will start to turn and fall will be here.
I have to admit though that I love the fall more than any other season and look forward to it. Also I am not sure if I have mentioned it or not but my husband and I are traveling back to Gettysburg in 6 weeks. I am excited, but a little nervous as we have not been able to save the money needed yet to go on. I have five nights booked with the same campground we usually stay in (This time we are staying in the cabin that is suppose to be haunted). I have up until 2 weeks before the trip to cancel without losing the deposit and I am not sure if this includes dropping a night.
At $75.00 a a night I might have to make a choice to either drop a night and do only some of the things on my list or just stay the fifth night and do more of the free stuff. There are several things I was wanting to do this time that we haven't done before so I guess I will see what the next few weeks bring for us financially.

Last time we were there my daughter went half with us on the money so we didn't have to stress as much. Oh speaking of, she is getting her ultra sound the end of Sept so in about four weeks I will know if I am having a grandson or grand daughter..(If it has its self turned right). I am anxious to find out so we can think of it more as a little person.
Anyway that is the news here. I will update again soon

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Blogger Linda said...

Great pictures of the deer!

I say stay the extra night and just do some of the free stuff; see parts of the battlefield you haven't had a chance to get to and just do some more exploring. It's such a huge battlefield it's hard to get to all of it!

Have you been to the Eisenhower farm? That might be something you could do that wouldn't cost too much; it must be a National Park along with everything else so I would think it would be a reasonable cost.

August 21, 2009 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Hi Linda
No we haven't been to the Eisenhower Farm, and that is actually one of the things on my list, but it is believe it or not one of the more expensive things at 7.50 a ticket. Most of the stuff there is under that and that is why my list is long ha ha.
As far as the battlefield goes, I feel like I have been on every square inch, but know I am no where close to seeing it all and do plan to spend at lest half of my time there. I have been learning about some of the rock carvings that the soilders left, and also some of the burial sites of famous soliders, that kind of thing, so I want to take pictures. There are one or two places in town we haven't seen and this time I want to take Mark Nesbitt's Ghost of Gettysburg ghost walk, Ive taken some of the others, but his has won the #1 ghost walk in the US for several years now.
I love going to Gettysburg so much that I never feel like I have enough days, I just have to figure out a way to match the money to that ha ha.
Thanks for stopping in.

August 21, 2009 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger jaz said...

hi patty...wahoo..state inspection!!! you must be bored, hehe!!! something that we always had fun doing was going out to the battlefield at night (gettysburg). it is SOOOO scary to drive through and come upon the soldiers statues. we also would go to devil's den t night and hide around the rocks. my kids loved doing that. the battlefield at night is not to be missed! i hope you find a way to stay the whole time because i know how much you love going there! also, have you ever rented (or maybe they loan them) tapes for the car that give you a guided tour. we have done that too and really enjoyed it. i think i might have some extra gettysburg books i no longer use so if you send me your address to my email i will send them to you. then they will be use and not just sit here collecting dust! i will send my address to your email! joyce

August 22, 2009 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger jaz said...

ps....i sent you an email. if you don't get it just leave a comment on my post

August 22, 2009 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Morning Patty, I hope that you all can find the money for your Gettysburg vacation. You NEED it I'm sure!!!!! Is there any temporary work around that you can do?? You are so interested in history and things like that, is there not a paid position at one of the museums, etc. around there??? You'd be a terrific storyteller. When we visit historical areas, the tour guide either makes it or breaks it for us. If it is someone who LOVES what they do and are passionate, they make the stories come true for us tourists.

Sounds like you had a really nice family picnic. By the way, is your daughter going to marry the boyfriend??? I assume he is the father of her baby.

I'll bet you are hoping for a granddaughter this time..

August 22, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Jazz, I am sending you my information, thanks for thinking of me. I love the battlefield at night, except for Culps Hill, that place is spooky and I don't like going there. Can't expalin it, but it seems evil, so I do that one in the day time. The first time I went there at night we were greeting by a mist in the middle of the road It spooked my husband so much that he turned from a skeptic to a believer where the paranormal is conserned.

I would love to get a job someday as a guide or hostess at one of the historic places. As for now I already work full time and have enough on my plate helping my daughter with my grandson ect. Also we pay child support so I have to have a stable job, but in a few years when it gets closer to retirment time I would love to do something like that for fun. Maybe work part time

August 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

The picnic sounds lovely and very civilized!

August 23, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Deborah Wilson said...

I admire all of you - it was a day like I could never accomplish, even if I wanted too. A picnic with my ex would not work. Un-Civil War 2 would begin for sure.

August 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM  

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