An Extended Weekend Trip

We drove a LONG time, starting before daylight, to see Daniel’s brother and his wife for a few days. They moved out of state back in October and we rather miss them! Our time there was so nice. We did a lot of cooking, chatting, laughing, dillydallying, shopping, sightseeing and hiking.

This first set of pictures are mostly the “dillydallying” part.

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Dancing in the kitchen.

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Saturday afternoon was spent hiking a bit of the Appalachian Trail.

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Some of us got really tired going uphill. (It wasn’t only this wee one!)

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At the top, I made sure the wee one didn’t end up IN the valley below…

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Seth is a photographer and he was gracious to get a few pictures of the three of us. But he didn’t edit these. So I apologize since this probably isn’t the best editing job in the world. Maybe when I grow up I’ll be able to edit pictures like Seth. ;)

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Turns out we walked up the mountain on a back access road, and it wasn’t truly the Appalachian Trail. So we took the real path down.

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Poor Natasha was way too tired and she fell asleep despite being bounced and bobbled on Daniel’s shoulder.

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If you want to see Seth and Harmony’s faces, and not just their jacketed backs as in that vague picture above, please stop by Seth’s blog. :) He has some fun glasses that are being passed around frequently, and Harmony modeled them for him.

On Monday, Harmony took me shopping. We went to a great produce/grocery store with prices I wish we had around here! I got a 16 lb. box of plantains for $1.95!  And the first fresh pineapples we’ve had since Panama. Still not as cheap as Central America, but better than Meijer! (We could get a huge pineapple for a dollar in Boquete. The ones I got last weekend were $1. 25, and on the smaller side.)

Their area has some amazing old houses that I wish I lived in. You wouldn’t believe how many times I oohed and ahhed as we drove around. We spent the afternoon at Harmony’s sister’s place, and us gals attempted to watch a couple movies. We had some delish brownies, and a lot of interruptions. Ha! With all these little ones running around and wailing, it was a rather exciting afternoon! We did get them all to sit without crying in fear or madness of one another for a while though. Winnie the Pooh can work wonders. As wild as it might have been, I had a blast. In a way, it was a big comfort to know that other kids can cry and whine too. It’s normal, and it’s not only mine. :)

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2 thoughts on “An Extended Weekend Trip

  1. I would have loved to see Natasha with those crazy nephews of mine! :)
    Isn’t that produce place the best? I love shopping out there.

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