It’s vacation time! Well, not quite yet. Our vacation is scheduled for the first week of August. I was trying to think back on vacations taken as a child and I can think of two trips: 1) the time we visited my Mom’s Aunt in Ohio. I must have been very young because all I can remember of that trip is their dog’s wheezing and drooling; and 2) my Pap Pap taking us to Presque Isle, with a visit to Niagara Falls. Or maybe the visits to Presque Isle and Niagara Falls were two separate trips. I’ll have to ask my Mom.
|We filled the sandbox and now it's rained every day!!!!|
When I was around the age of twelve, my Dad bought camping equipment, but then we were invited to a picnic on 12 Mile Island (a/k/a Maple Island). This island is located in Harmarville and sits in the middle of the Allegheny River. My Dad saw a cottage for sale, bought it, sold the camping equipment and from then on we spent our summers on the island. Sadly, we no longer have the cottage, I think how perfect it would be for Elliot and Amelia. However, we are working on making the backyard a summer paradise. If only it would stop raining long enough to cut the grass!!!