Adventure Weekend

I don’t even know where to begin!

Greg and I had a GREAT weekend! We drove 550 miles – as far west as Allegheny County and as far south as St. Mary’s County (that’s a lot of driving, believe me).


Saturday was full of exciting moments:

1. Dress shopping with Michele and her family

2. I finally found a Wii fit and bought it (and I LOVES it)

3. So many perfect picture opportunities

I haven’t uploaded the pictures of Michele’s dress shopping yet; I haven’t taken any pictures of my playing with the Wii fit (mainly because I didn’t get a chance to check it out until this morning), but I did upload the beautiful pictures from our travels of Western Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania.

Those are just a few of my favorites.

Greg and I also took a few self portraits; which are still on his camera and as soon as he uploads them, I’ll share. I feel they came out well.

The day started with the alarm going off at 6:30am; I was the first to get up and out of bed. We left the house around 8am and we’re off to Hagerstown. Greg was making such good time, that we decided to get the oil changed for his car.

Within 20 minutes we were at the bridal store with Michele and her crew (daughter and her friend, sister and niece, and Mom). Greg dropped me off; I had no expectations of him hanging around for 2-3 hours as we tried on dresses. Instead, he drove off to explore the land.

Michele tried on about 8 dresses and found 3 that she likes (even one that I suggested). The bridesmaids tried on a few dresses; not many. Michele’s sister and daughter are very picky. I told Michele that I would wear whatever she wants me to wear.

After the bridal store we headed over to the craft store. Michele wants to use silk flowers for her wedding. I told Michele about the lady I am going to use to make my flowers and how excited I am, and strongly recommended her to Michele.

Once we were done at the craft store, we headed over to Target. Out of habit, I wondered over to the electronics department (since Greg and I do this every.single.time we visit our local Target) and I was shocked to see a Wii Fit in their case (and it was the only one)! I immediately called Greg to tell him and plea to buy it. He caved and now I am the proud owner of a Wii Fit!

Just as we were leaving Target, Greg arrives! Perfect timing.

Michele treated all of us to lunch at Red Lobster. It has been decades since I’ve eaten there (I believe I was 5 years old the last time); I was thankful that they offer more than just seafood.

During lunch, Greg and Michele talked about Greg doing the wedding photos. Michele explained her expectations (very low) and Greg explained his hesitations. In the end, Greg accepted Michele’s offer! Greg has his first assignment! I’m so excited for him.

After lunch we parted ways. Michele had to go to work and Greg and I remained to explore.

And explore we did! We drove a total of 350 miles, from start to finish, and burned 3/4 our tank of gas (which we filled up just before we left). And, it was all worth it.

It was about 10pm when we were finally home. I uploaded the pictures from the camera and reviewed them, then I went to bed. I was exhausted!

You can view all the pictures here.


The plan was to sleep-in, at least until 9am. Nope. I was wide awake at 8am. I slept so sound and so deep; it felt great. So, I got up and showered (again, before Greg) then I came out into the living room and set up the Wii Fit and started to upload Saturday’s pictures onto Flickr. I have so fallen in love with the Wii Fit. I didn’t want to leave it this morning!

Around 9am I called Mom to see how she was doing and what the game plan was; then I called April to see how she was feeling and if she was doing anything today. Well, we both were free so we decided to visit Bowles Farm. We all met at a local parking lot and drove down together. The admission was $10 per person (those under 3 were free), a little more than what I was expecting…

The day was gorgeous; clear blue skies. It was a bit chilly, especially when the wind was blowing, but we were prepared.

Amelia and Olivia LOVED the “straw pool”:

Kids were literally “belly flopping” into a jumbo, enormous, “pool” of straw. Of course, Amelia and Olivia had par take in the fun:

After a while, we moved on to the pumpkin patch/field and picked out 2 pumpkins.

We also checked out the petting zoo and the “corn box”, which Amelia loved.

You can view all the photos here.

We were home by 5:30 and life returned to normal.

2 thoughts on “Adventure Weekend

  1. Those pictures are simply gorgeous! You should make some postcards! I think the 4th one down is my favorite!

  2. Those pictures are simply gorgeous! You should make some postcards! I think the 4th one down is my favorite!

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