Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Catching up

Oh, boy, I'm really behind on blogging. Well, as you probably guessed from our photos, we had a great time our first week at the beach:

and our week there flew by. We had amazing weather.

There were two days when it started out kind of gray but the clouds burned off and we ended up with good beach days anyway. We had only one rainy day, and on that day, we decided to take the kids to a small aviation museum in Cape May. We didn't expect that we'd like it so much, but it was a wonderful place, with lots of hands-on exhibits relating to the science of flying,

Elvis tries out a Coast Guard rescue basket

and all sorts of planes, jeeps and other vehicles that the kids were allowed to sit in and on:

They also had some interesting memorabilia from the war years, like posters:

and an exhibit set up to look like a typical 1940s house, complete with real live cat snoozing on a chair:

So if you are vacationing on the southern part of the Jersey shore, and end up with a lousy weather day (or want to take a break from the sun for a little while), I'd recommend the Cape May aviation museum as a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Unfortunately, our vacation clashed with the arrival of Wendy, of Wendyknits fame, who was in town to teach some toe-up sock classes at Loop and to show off the sample socks

from her wonderful book, Socks from the Toe Up.

Even though I wasn't able to make the Friday night gathering, I stopped by on Saturday in order to say hi to Wendy (and send personal regards from Charcoal to Lucy). The socks are gorgeous in real life, so if you haven't already picked up a copy of this book, I highly recommend it (my No-Bull Review is here).

(Rumor has it that Wendy is an excellent teacher and both workshops were great...)

While I was there (cough, cough), I could not help myself; I had to try out some of the new goodies from Blue Sky's new Spud and Chloe line. And of course Laura next door at Spool tempted me with some lovely fabrics. I'll do some photos next post...


Sarah said...

Great pictures! It looks like a fun vacation.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! Little Miss standing there in the surf is just too much!

anne marie in philly said...

was this the first time you have met miss wendy in person?

she is so much fun in real life!

Bridget said...

Great pics of the kiddos! I can't believe how tall Elvis is getting.

So what you are saying is that you were at Loop on Saturday, and you couldn't walk a block and a half to say hello?


igettit2 said...

Every museum should have a cat.