To write out this section of our adventure would be far too much in conjunction with how many pictures I want to put up, so I will give you a photo book with captions instead. All I do want to say is that back east in the spring is definitely the time to go. I had plenty of sunny days and beautiful weather to enjoy with family and with Lono Mono on hikes and drives and adventures. It actually made me miss it... just a little... but not enough to even think a grain of salt's amount about moving back.
(Although I miss family and friends ALWAYS).
|Once back from New Orleans, Dad, my brother Chris, sis Kristina,|
and nephew, Warren, and I all went to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to hang
out and also to drop my rental car off at the airport.
It was a beautiful day out!
|My nephew Warren got this dinosaur at the Discovery Center. He got|
tired of holding it, so I volunteered. You should never give a
big kid toys. Sorry Chris! ;)
|Me being thoroughly immature...|
|Me and Lono chillaxin' on a rainier day with a rich beer and we|
all went out to get THE BEST clam chowder in the world.
|My family plays tennis every time we go to LBI. Keeping|
with the tradition, here is Warren... my favorite little
tennis partner learning the ropes.
|For me LBI is ALOT about not just beach, but FOOD. Here is|
Lono's first bite of an amazing everything bagel, toasted,
with cream cheese... YES PLEASE!
|On the way off the island, we got our cups of coffee and|
these homemade, straight out of the oven, pinole cookies.
Grandma enjoyed hers too!
|Lono's turn to try the delicious pinole... He dug it... Of course...|
|That whole "handy" thing i just said about Dad...|
well here is his homemade smoker. We had
chicken this day and it was excellent. All
around his home and yard you can find
his amazing handy work and inventions.
|I do love Dogwoods.|
|And I love Antietam Dairy too. They use their very own cows milk.|
This is the apple pie ice cream where they bake the pie and
throw it right in to the ice cream machine. YUMMY!
|Lono thought it was a microphone... Here he is singing,|
"Who Let the Dog's Out?!" Just kidding, just kidding...
He really LOVES a lick or two of ice cream.
|And here is Lono being completely spoiled watching TV|
with Dad in his recliner. They were definite buddies.
|Dad and I drove somewhere past Gettysburg to go see our friends,|
(his karaoke/poker friends), Gary and Pidge. We got lunch and
beers and played trivia. I love seeing them...
They are GREAT people.
|I drove around quite a bit to see the roads and land I remember|
so well... and you know you are from the country when you
see this picture and know what it smells like... ;)
|And you also know you're from the country when your Dad doesn't own|
a wine opener and you resort to his tool box.
|And you ALSO know you're from the country when you can|
go out to eat with your pops and order fried pickles. :)
|Playing with the aperture on my camera at some farm|
on one of Lono and I's drives.
|How green are these fields?|
|Driving through the orchards. I definitely stocked up on apple |
butter to take back to Maui with me.
|Lono checking out the grassy fields.|
|It's never a trip back home without a stop at high rock. I use|
to come up here to play my guitar on my lunch break when
lifeguarding. It gets re-graffitied constantly. "Don't Jump"
is great advice.
|I met with my cousin Laurie, (who I grew up close with), in|
Virginia and we walked through a neat little town and got
this delicious lunch. I loved seeing her and catching up.
|My brother, sis, Warren, Uncle Mark, and I all took a day trip|
to Black Water Falls. It was CHILLY out, but the walk was
great and spending time with family is always the best.
|I adore them!|
|Undeniably father and son.|
|Me and two of my favorite little guys!|
|PURE happiness right here.|
|And Warren loved walking Lono...|
|Check out that asparagus! Yep, I ate it straight outta the|
ground... SO DELICIOUS!
|Her pantry with all it's saved goodies impressed me... I had|
snap a picture.
|And conversation over a lunch of chicken soup, (the chickens|
in the soup were her own), and fresh made spring rolls was
devine. I enjoyed my time on her farm with her greatly!
|SO GOOD and BEAUTIFUL!|
|Just like at any rock concert, lots of rock hands flying around.|
|.... And oversized beach balls flying around...|
|And here is CAKE...|
|And you've gotta have your crowd surfers...|
|And it's not a concert without someone showing their boobies...|
|And one of the world's greatest singers, Brandon Boyd with Incubus.|
|And last stop was to see ALL the family at Grandma's house.|
These would be my once little, now huge cousins, David
and Little Ed.
|Out on the deck, Lono gets butt rubs from Uncle Tim.|
|Me and my sweet cousin, Becca and her pooch, Crosby. And|
of course, me and Lono Mono.
|Our trip back to Maui was a nightmare. Our first flight didn't have|
room for us, (how that happens I don't know). So they put us
on a train from Baltimore to Newark, NJ, then on a plan to
Honolulu then a plane to Maui. I will NEVER fly
|THE END! :)|
Love and Aloha,
Let me know you stopped by! More to come soon. :)