Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, July 08, 2005

Beep Beep! Splash Splash!

Granddaughter Kimmy and I have been having summer fun this week. The weather has been perfect, not too hot and not too cool. Things have pretty much gone as planned on both our trips. We didn't forget anything important, and we enjoyed our destinations and each other's company. It's been great.

Grandma and Kimmy riding in a Model TEarly Wednesday morning we climbed on a tour bus for Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

There was way too much to see and do in one day, so we did what we wanted. We spent the entire day in Greenfield Village and never made it to the museum.

We're sorry we missed the museum, but we wouldn't have wanted to miss anything that we did see and do, so no regrets.

Just a few of the things we did:

  • Took a ride around the village in a Model T. That's us, sitting in the back seat.
  • Cruised around a scenic lagoon in the paddle wheel steamboat Suwanee.
  • Hopped rides on the 1930 Model AA shuttle bus.
  • Rode on horse drawn carriages as we went from place to place in the village.
  • Rode a train pulled by a historic steam engine. What a "blast".

Kimmy on the Carousel Kimmy's favorite ride was the 1913 Herschell-Spillman restored carousel.

We came back to this one over and over again.

Once I get them uploaded, there will be pictures of more of the carousel detail in a Picturetrail album.. Lord willing, the pictures will be online this weekend. (I have dialup and it's painfully slow.)

There will also be other Greenfield Village pictures in the album. I'll post a link for anyone who wants to look.

Thursday we sent to the Lake Michigan beach at South Haven. Kimmy spent three hours in the water swimming, playing, and doing handstands.

I sat on the beach, rubbed on sun screen, and occasionally handed out money for a drink or some ice cream. So why am I so exhausted today?

Two pair of Chutes and Ladders socks for CIC Kimmy is home now, and I spent the day in quiet serenity. First thing this morning I finished my second pair of Chutes and Ladders socks for the Six Sock Knitalong CIC drawing held this afternoon.

I didn't win, but it feels good to have the socks finished. Three and a half pair of my six pair goal are done now.

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