It’s been quite some time since we updated this site, but we’re still here! Today we took a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park just north of Lexington. It was pretty great getting to see all of the retired champion race horses and the Sumerian war chariot in the International Museum of the Horse.
Posts in category mommy
We’ve lived here for nearly two years now and, unless you count going to the zoo (which I really don’t), we haven’t really done any touristy stuff in this preeminent tourist city we live so near. This past Sunday we began to correct this error. We did not quite do “it all”, but we definitely did “it much” (or maybe “it many”?). We drove to the City (because that’s what we call it now, just “the city”) and parked our car at Grace Cathedral. We visited the cable car museum and permanently lost some hearing ability. We rode a cable car and watched the filming of some car commercial. We rode a historic trolley along the Embarcadero (isn’t it neat how the the embarcadero is always near the pier??). Our trolley car even happened to be the one dedicated as a tribute to Detroit’s former (and long gone) glorious trolley system. We visited Ghiradelli Square (because chocolate and ice cream). Finally, like a bunch of clever tourists, we chose to walk up Hyde Street from Ghiradelli to Grace Cathedral (and I do mean “up”). Along the way we stopped by the top end of Lombard Street and joined the throng of tourists just standing and gaping at (and taking photos of) … a street.
Colin had an exciting afternoon last Friday playing with Nora and her friend Bella. Here he recounts this adventure over Saturday morning breakfast cereal.
We started our Disneyland vacation with a table for 6 at the Plaza Inn, near the intersection of Main Street and Tomorrowland. Most of us had a great time but Colin, it turned out, was absolutely terrified of the characters (especially that dastardly Captain Hook!). We tried to distract him, but there are lots of pictures of Colin cowering or crying that I am not going to post here. Fortunately, Cinderella’s fairy godmother happened along and was able to help us run interference between the boy and the characters.
After Legoland we spent a delightful day with Donagh, Deborah, James, and Daragh at their lovely home in Carlsbad. They took us to the beach where we played in the ocean, warmed by a bonfire, enjoyed amazingly good s’mores, and then decided it was time for equally delicious tacos. A good day well spent…