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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Enjoyed the day!

Bridgeton,  NJ

As is our usual practice, one of the first things we do when we visit a town, is find the local Methodist Church.  To our delight, Zion Methodist in Freeland, MD was right around the corner from the campground.  On Sunday morning we were warmly welcomed and asked to tell them about NOMADS.  No one there had heard of the group, not surprising even though it is a mission of the United Methodist church.

Late in the afternoon, Amy, Scott, Charlotte and Abby came to the campground for dinner. Leonard grilled some great pork steaks.  We also had fresh green beans and potatoes and corn on the cob.

Charlotte was our guest for the night.   On Monday we took her to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.

At first she was timid about going on any of the rides.   We finally convinced her to try the log ride.

This is a very mild ride.   Later we rode the log flume.  I guess she thought it was like the other log ride and she patiently waited in line until our turn.  It was not until she realized we would be going up two inclines and come down rapidly with a big splash that she cried to get off.  Too late!  So she hid her head in Grandpa's lap.  Wasn't so bad after all.

Surprisingly her favorite ride was the Sky Ride - a cable ride.  We went on it twice.  

Dutch Wonderland has lots of rides for the little ones.   She managed quite well on the little train where she had to propel it by turning the wheel.  By the end of the track, her little arms were getting tired.

Like a lot of 4 year old girls, Charlotte thinks she is a Princess.   This is a shot of her with the resident Princess.

When we got back to Amy's house, sister Abby was so glad to see us.

That all changed when we left.   We believe Abby thought she was now coming with us.   As we drove off, both girls were crying.    We will see them again in about two weeks.   We made a promise - next time we take them both of Storybook Land down near Atlantic City.

After stopping at a local restaurent for dinner, we headed back to the campground and crashed!   I was asleep by 7:30 while Len fixed himself in front of the TV.

This morning we packed up and left the campground by 8:30.

We mostly drove through heavy rains for the entire 103 miles, arriving back at Terri's shortly before 11.  The rain let up enough to let us partially set up.  About on hour or so later it ceased and now the sun is shining brightly.    We are still crashing!  


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Looks like Gtrandpa had a lot of fun with Charlotte, she will be fearless when she is a little older, my Grandson is 9 and is still hesitant on some rides.Glad to see all is well, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Rick and Paulette said...

Hey, I'd cry too if you took me on a ride that was going to splash through a bunch of water at the end and get me all wet!! A day to remember though for the grandparents and the granddaughter!

JOJO said...

I know you enjoy those granddaughters very much. You have not taken a breath for awhile now, I am not surprised you are crashing. Get some rest, so in two weeks you will be ready to take them both on. :)

Donna K said...

That looks like such fun. I sure enjoy my grandkids but they sure wear me out. They grow up all too quickly though so enjoy them as much and as often as you can.