Last week we got to spend three days living it up at Penn State--J got to go there for work.
We keep trips like this hush-hush until right before we leave--it keeps the excitement level a little more under control. :)
Us: "Family announcement!"Them: Come running into our room where we're packing.Us: "We're actually not going to Nana and Pop's."Them: Silence.Us: "We're going to Penn State."Them: SilenceUs: "We're staying in a hotel."Them: "Ahh!" Ear-piercing screams.Us: "For three nights."Them: "Ahhhhh!" Even louder ear-piercing screams.Us: "And it has a pool."Them: "Ahhhhhhhhhhh!" Un-conceivably even louder ear-piercing screams.
Yeah, they might like hotels...with pools. :)
While Daddy was at work, I spent one afternoon with my mom (one hour away).
My parents' house is tucked in the mountain just up the road from that Church. The little crew and I took our first ever walk there together to see the beautiful inside--where, once upon a time, I went to school.
I spent another afternoon visiting my sister and new nephew. (An hour and a half in the opposite direction.)
Awww...what a cute picture with the baby. ;) Seriously, what is up with that face?!
And on the way back from her house we took a car break at a cute little park.
The leaves there were already turning colors.
On our last day there we did all things Penn State.
We visited the Nittany Lion Shrine.
Yes, I was there, too. :)
Where did she learn that pose?
We visited our favorite farmer's market for fresh organic raspberries after meeting my cousin for bagels.
And had a lunch of ice cream at the Creamery.
And on the way back home then next day, we stopped at the Amish store for pumpkins.
Fun Fall trip!