Monday, September 03, 2007

Hey Hey From PA

We just got back from a whirl wind vacation touring the state of Pennsylvania. I am in the process of unpacking and catching up on real life - bleah. I promise to have a lovely post regaling everyone about my travels soon. For now, a taste of our family's version of fun.

For the record, I am not a huge fan of football. I am however, a huge fan of my husband and this was his moment. His love of the Steelers is something I will never quite understand and it goes back to his childhood, but along with his love of Macintosh and Diet Coke it certainly defines him.

He is the smartest person I know and will always beat me in Jeopardy no matter how hard I try to cheat. He is a techie who provides IT support to everyone we know, he is well-read on so many topics it ruins most games - unless you are on his team and he knows more about fine china than I do. He is a strange mix of manly man, techie geek and culture. Instead of just heading to a resort somewhere he wants to show us things and teach us stuff and have fun. He wants to go to museums and sports stadiums and loves to shop! This week is our tenth anniversary so I guess this was a little tribute...thanks honey for 10 great years! I'm still having fun.

In addition to Pittsburgh our trip also included, a trip to Hershey - yum, the Crayola Crayon factory and a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. This vacation was like a giant field trip for us and the girls, at one point someone asked me if I home schooled since I was so busy explaining things to the girls.

Did I mention Pennsylvania has no sales tax on shoes and clothes? Yeah, it was a good trip. More details later I promise. I missed you my blogging friends, I really did. I have many posts to catch up on and I can't wait to see what I missed.


Omaha Mama said...

I've missed you too!

My hubby would be envious. He does love those Steelers. The year I met him, he wore his Steelers hooded sweatshirt (which he still owns) almost every time I saw him.

Sounds like a fun trip - don't we all home school our kids a little? Even if we also mix in some public school??? We are our kids first teachers, good for you for being a great one!

Beck said...

That sounds like a REALLY fun trip and you've sold me on Pennsylvania now.

Alpha DogMa said...

Welcome back! Ooh. You went to the Poconos!? I've always wanted to go to the Poconos! Civilized and outdoorsy - together! In one place!

You are a good wife to go to an NFL game. You are making the rest of us look bad.

Christine said...

i've missed you!

isn't hershey to BEST?!?!

Jen M. said...

Welcome back! We drove right past the Hershey factory the last time we were in PA and I still havne't forgiven my husband!

Mimi said...

This sounds like a lot of fun, and I like the portroait you've painted of your hubby: he sounds like a neat guy. Is he good at Scrabble? That's my game ...

I'm going to a CFL football game in November. NOVEMBER! OUTDOORS!

Looking forward to more details ...

NotSoSage said...

I missed you, too!

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip, and I love the photo. And the Hershey factory? Your girls will forever remember the chocolatey goodness of THAT trip!

Nice to have you back!