Monday, June 9, 2008

Yes, we're in the states now . . .

I'm sure you've already guessed this, since I've not posted for more than a week! We're having way too much fun to blog, but since I have a minute online today, I thought I'd just write a quick update.

We've driven from Miami to northern Pennsylvania, and Bethany, who hasn't been in the states for 6 years has enjoyed re-acquainting herself with the wonders of: mailboxes, squirrels, chipmunks, string cheese, and good-tasting milk!

I've learned just how quickly a purchase at the gas pump can add up to $70 - but I haven't enjoyed this as much.

During our first week, we visited Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown, all in Virginia, and had a wonderful, educational, exhausting time!

This week we are camping with a bunch of friends, and it's extra nice for the kids to have some North American friendships. Today, while I'm in town using the internet, the kids are inner tubing down a river with their new friends. Oh, I'm such a bad camper! I forgot all about raccoons, and the first night the raccoons found our unguarded cooler, and stole a package of bacon. Now, we try to be much more careful, but the raccoons haven't forgotten to check our site every night. Last night, I heard a rustling in our tent, and I thought it was Rachel stirring in the night. I was in a separate part of the tent, and I had the lantern, so I quietly asked her if she needed a light. After a pause she replied, in a remarkably calm voice, "That isn't me, mom. There are animals in the tent." Happily, the animals chose that moment to leave the tent.

The weather forcast is for severe thunderstorms most nights this week, in the area where we are camping, so I'm not sure how that's going to work out. But, we're always up for an adventure!

I'll try to post again in a few days


Honduras Sprout said...

Be careful with those coons. Some of them can be very mean and some rabid. Keep all food completely on lock down. We learned to keep all food in the car.
Enjoy yourselves!

Anonymous said...

hay while here in the east cost head up to NH, I know our kids would love to see you all
love you
the the NH family

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are having a good trip. Raccoons can be bothersome but definitely easier than BEARS!
So keep your food locked up. : ]
We are counting down the days til we see you all again. Maybe in Florida on your way back or for sure in Gracias end of July. Can't wait to see your smiling faces especially all those Sower kids--big and little!
Love Beth and all the Webbs