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Barnegat Lighthouse

One of our day trips while we were at the shore was to the Barnegat lighthouse on Long Beach Island. It was a gorgeous place and the boys had great fun climbing to the top. My fear of heights prevented me from going up, but that’s ok, I kept the girls with me and they had fun finding shells in the sand. After the boys got back down, we walked along the walkway right next to the water. I love the sound of waves crashing on the rocks, so peaceful. I do think the best place to clear your head is by the sea, with the waves so loud you can hardly hear yourself think, with the spray splashing up and getting you just a bit wet. Boy, I can’t believe how fast my kiddos are growing up, the years are just flying by. They have their moments, but overall, they are best buds. There were such gorgeous views, and it was a beautiful day. We all got a good dose of fresh air and sea spray. One of the guides that was at the lighthouse and I got talking and he told me that the day before a class of school children was visiting. One of the little boys was complaining that only half of the class could go up at once. The guide told him that they had let a whole class of school children up the day before but the lighthouse tipped over and they had to stand it back up. The little boy wasn’t quite sure whether to believe him or not.

family, nature, travelling • Thursday, June 10th, 2010 • 5 Comments »

An Afternoon at the Beach

The day after we arrived to the shore house, we headed on down to the beach, not the proper ocean, but a pretty beach nonetheless. See those poles sticking out of the water? Those are where different people have marked clam beds. It felt so good to have our feet on the sand, though the water was still a tad chilly (read, absolutely freezing). There was lots of sand castle making (more pictures to come) and digging in the sand. Searching for treasures, and finding a few. Over the two weeks we were at the shore we ended up going to several different beaches and had a blast at each one. This little one was the closest so we were able to go there more and the kids especially loved heading out after supper for a quick jaunt to the water. The babe learned to say “ocean” really quickly and she is still talking about it. We don’t have much water out here in Wyoming, and even fewer beaches, so it was really, really great to be able to be by the ocean. I do love the prairie, but I think I might need the sound of the ocean to feel truly calm. It brought back so many wonderful memories, especially of vacationing in Cornwall as a girl. I really do miss it, it was such fun to be there. Here’s to many more vacations to come, filled with oceany goodness.

family, nature, travelling • Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 • 5 Comments »

Adjusting

We’re having lots of fun on our trip so far, but I must admit, it is a little difficult adjusting to never being at home. The babe is not generally comfortable out of her own little circle of “normal”, and so she is always by my side. This isn’t a problem, but at home she will go play on her own or with the bigger kids, here she doesn’t want to be out of my sight. She is also staying up until I go to bed, which I must admit, has made me realize how much I need those couple of hours after the kids go to bed. I am craving a little bit of down time, just a few minutes of peace and quiet. It’ is also a bit odd trying to keep to a different laundry schedule, though I must admit, not having to cook every meal has been kind of nice. Don’t get me wrong, I am having fun and it’s been nice having a change of pace, but I think I will really enjoy returning home. I am looking forward to heading out to the shore in a couple of days. I love being by the water and cannot wait to walk along the beach. The kids are really excited as well. I’m still not sure exactly what our internet situation is going to be, so I might be a bit absent here for a bit, but I’m sure I will have lots to tell and show you when I get back. Please know that I love receiving your comments, and am so thankful that you take the time to stop by and say hello. I am trying to keep up with your blogs as well, but have just not had the time to comment. Hubby and I are sharing a computer and he is working still, so my time is short. Well, I am having a hard time concentrating, having the babe tap my arm every 10 seconds for help isn’t helping much either. I think I shall say goodnight and think about heading to bed. Tomorrow will be a busy day, packing up all of our bags and getting ready to hit the road again. I hope you are all having a great week, and thanks so much for the wonderful invitations to visit when we finally get over to Britain. Rest assured, I will definitely be taking you up on your offers for tea and a visit.

nature, travelling • Monday, May 17th, 2010 • 9 Comments »

Green, Green, Everywhere

This week on our month long adventure, we are in Illinois again, visiting Hubby’s parents. The farther east we have gotten, the greener the landscape. There just aren’t many trees in Wyoming, and definitely not this much green at this time of year. Spring is in full bloom here, and everywhere I look are the most gorgeous shades of green. There is moss growing on anything that will stand still long enough and so, so many trees. Of course along with all of the green, is warmer weather and lots of humidity. There is no humidity in Wyoming, but here there is lots. It makes the temperature feel hotter than it is, and I must say, my hair grows bigger every time I step outdoors. Everything is so gorgeous though, and I am thankful for a little change of scenery. Besides, I was told it snowed 10 inches at home yesterday, ugh!

nature, travelling • Thursday, May 13th, 2010 • 3 Comments »

Patchwork Fields

While we were driving through Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin, I saw many, many patchwork quilts. Some were wavy, some solid, some stripey, and some full of patches. Only this time, they were all fields instead of fabric. They sure were pretty.

nature, travelling • Thursday, May 6th, 2010 • 4 Comments »

Cloud Spotting

fluffy lamb What can I say, being in the car for two days straight can make you a little loopy. I’m just kidding, the first day of our journey, the sky was so amazing. It was the most gorgeous blue with fluffy white clouds everywhere. alligator We had some fun spotting different animals in the clouds, and here are a few. My favourites were these last two…. a mama elephant… and her little one.

nature, travelling • Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 • 7 Comments »

Weekend

Have a great weekend, everybody! Do try and get out and enjoy some of the natural world around you. Now only if this snow and wind would stop…..

nature • Saturday, May 1st, 2010 • 2 Comments »

Weekend

Have a great weekend, everybody!

family, nature • Saturday, April 24th, 2010 • 3 Comments »

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung, well, in Denver at least! It is slowly inching our way, and I am so excited. We had to go back down to Denver to get the computer worked on again (they broke something while they were doing the last repair), so we got to see spring in action. I love all of the gorgeous flowers, and green grass. The rain showers and the fact that we can walk outside without having to bundle all four kids and ourselves in coats, hats, gloves etc. It has been a really long winter here, and I am oh so ready for spring. Personally, I think I like the rain showers the best (besides the flowers of course), on a sunny afternoon, just a quick shower and it’s all over. What is your favourite thing about spring?

gardening, nature • Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 • 6 Comments »

Perhaps Spring is on the Way

This little robin flew into our yard chirping away yesterday. What a beautiful creature. He sat still for a few minutes just long enough for me to take his photo, though he was a bit curious. I love the looks he gave to me. Perhaps spring really is on the way.

nature • Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 • 8 Comments »