Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Maryland Vacation 2011

John & I took Dustin, Shenira & Gabe to Maryland for the week of July 3 until the 9th. We had so much fun while we were there and also had sometime to just sit back and relax.
This drive is suppose to take about 10 hours however we have never been able to do that. So for us it's about a 12 hour drive.

This is Shenira beating up on her big brother in the car! It was so nice to see them play around and having fun. Dustin, John, Shenira & Uncle David played the Wii for a while the first night we were there after I took Gabe up to bed. I got to have some quite time to myself and watched a chick flick!
On the Fourth of July we were able to hang out by the pool during the day and we had a cookout with family before heading to the fireworks in Hagerstown.

The fireworks display in Hagerstown was AMAZING this picture is of our blanket after the fireworks were done. We were so close that soot & cardboard from the fireworks kept landing on us. I can't say that I've ever in my life been that close.

Day 3 what better way to start off the day then with Mickey Mouse Pancakes. Uncle David made yummy pancakes for everyone and then we were off for some horse back riding.

My uncle has two horses that he owns so that guest of the Bed & Breakfast can do trail rides. There is also do horse boarding there as well. This trip was the first time that we've been able to work it out for the kids to be able to go riding and they loved it with the exception of Dustin who I think liked it once he traded horses. His horse wanted no part of going on a trail ride and gave him some trouble so they just got him a different horse and then all was good.

This is Gabe riding in the ring because he was to small to go out on the trial. Uncle David walked him around while the rest of us were getting a little bit of training before our ride.

Shenira LOVED this part of our trip. She was a little nervous at first but once they got going is was good to go.

After the ride they let Shenira help with rubbing the horses down and then taking them back to their pasture. She enjoyed getting to learn something new.

After horse back riding we went to the Washington Monument that is in Boonsboro Maryland. What a great site. I got some great pictures here.

This is John & Shenira at the top of the monument.

All of us at the outside the monument

My new favorite picture of John & Dustin.

Day 4 Hersey Park in Hersey PA This was a great day and a great park. I enjoyed this park more than any other park that I've ever been too. It was very family friendly. Food prices weren't so much in the way of family friendly but many other things were.

This picture below is John taking Gabe on his first big roller coaster and boy did he have a blast. His mama sat on a bench a nervous wreck but he got off saying "let's do it again". Then after this ride they took him on another one that goes upside down and he loved that one just as much. He rode that one 3 times.

John with the kids inside the park.

Gabe with a Hersey Kiss

This would be a 5lb candy bar that you could take home with you for the low price of $39.95. Gabe wanted to buy it for Kelly but I told him the only way that candy bar was coming home with us was in a picture!
Getting Dustin's shot with the huge candy bar
and of course we would never leave Sissy out.
After leaving the park at 9:30pm we stopped at Pizza Hut to get some dinner. Poor Gabe didn't make it to dinner he fell asleep right on the dinner table.
Day 5 we really didn't do anything. But Day 6 we went t DC and took Gabe & Shenira to the Aquarium & to see the White House.

Day 7 time to back up and head home but before we left I wanted to get some shots of Shenira around the farm. It's so much fun to have a girl to take picture of with the flowers and other spots that are a little to girly for the boys.
This is Gabe on one of the hills outside of he Bed and Breakfast.
Gabe & Jack. They have3 Jack Russell Terriers and they are all so much fun. The kids LOVE Jack he is so laid back an he really loved them too. He got lots of attention that week.
Beautiful sunset on our way home.

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