Sunday, September 12, 2010

What I Did This Summer

Well, school started before anyone could blink, and now it's already been a couple of weeks and I haven't told you about the rest of my summer yet!
After Chicago, we went on a road trip to Ashburn, VA to see one of Mommy's best friends from college. She has a daughter who is just my same age, and we had a lot of fun together!
We also went to pick up a new dining room table, but I don't have a picture of that to show you. I do have a picture of our drive to Maine to spend a week with Grandma and Grandpa. That was a reaalllly long drive, but I didn't mind too much.

We didn't just go to Maine, we went all the way to Bar Harbor, Maine. Mommy & Daddy never made it all the way to Acadia National Park before, so we were all excited to see what the fuss was about.
But before we checked out the park, we had to check out some fresh lobsters...even though it was almost 9:30 p.m. by the time we got settled in and had dinner! I thought eating in my pjs might be more efficient, since it was so late.
Everyone said the water would be too cold to swim in, but since we were on Frenchman's Bay, we thought it felt just fine. Nikki liked it, too! We didn't think she was a water dog, but it turns out she likes swimming just fine, especially if we are in the water with her.
We drove into the park at sunset one night, just to snap a few shots at the top.

We weren't only interested in natural beauty on this trip, though--we also had to check out some of the local tourist attractions, like this one:
The best part was meeting Timber Tina and getting on stage with the lumber jills!
We also went for a ride on the Miss Samantha, a lobster boat made just to show us how it's done.
Those baby lobsters sure were cute, and while I was glad the fisherman had to throw them back in the water if they caught them, I was glad they got to keep the big I could eat them in lobster rolls!
It was a pretty full summer, and there's even some time with our friends at the Jersey shore that I haven't had a chance to talk about. But, now that it's back to school, I have to save my time for homework!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved your blog entry, Ella! Didn't we have a great time in Maine? We especially liked your performance at the Lumberjack Show! We love you! G & G