I’ve been a bit busy with work on New Year’s day (12-6, very boring) and running around to after Christmas sales with Brian on Monday. He goes back to work today. I was thinking though 2011 didn’t start out that great, we still got the nice 2005 Mariner at the end of January:
It was my vehicle for a few months until we spotted this one on the internet in July:
Yikes….it’s not a Ford/Mercury (my family loves Fords) and now we have two car payments a month for the next several years. I do love my little Ina who just turned 10. I’ve only seen two other gold PT Cruisers since July. She’s a rare one in these parts.
We decided we needed to take a few trips, not a week…but usually one or two nights.
First we went to Baltimore, MD and loved it there!
Baltimore’s World Trade Center
And we took the ‘side trip’ from Baltimore to Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write our national anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.
(Opps-that’s my funny shot)
We got to see Chincoteague Island and really loved the place too!
Because we had the Mariner, we got to travel more than we had in previous years.
Sean and I saw the taping of a local Philly talk show and one of the guests was ace Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee!
We went to the tribute band event ‘Beatlemania’ down in National Harbor, MD
We took a little time to see Alexandria, VA. and liked it there as well.
At the end of September, we finally got to go to a mini reunion for my high school class in Ocean City, NJ! It was fun and we enjoyed seeing the town of OC and Cape May, NJ also. My mom was along for that trip.
Brian took me up to York, PA again in October so I could attend the rubber stamp and scrapbooking show and we looked around the town a bit, not as much as I would have liked. But we went over to Mount Joy so we could eat at Bubbe’s Pub.
I got to see my little pal Nick and his mom Jenn on his second birthday when we spent the day at Longwood Gardens:
And oh Longwood…I really went there so many more times than I have in the past and hope to do so this year too!
And the Sugarloaf Craft Festival in November up in Oaks, PA was fun too-never been to that either. I found some nice gifts for people there.
So, it was a good year that we got to go places and see new things. We got to spend time with old and new friends and our family. I always like spending time with Brian and Sean, but this group-my ‘almost’ children (and mom too). : )
I want to get back on the weight loss track, one reason I posted photos of me at different angles. I plan to keep walking in the lovely local park and Longwood too!
And I can’t forget about getting the job. I’m wondering if I’ll still be there next week, only time will tell! If not, I’ll be taking a break for a month or so to get the house in shape and do some art.