Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Today looks like a good day for a road trip! We are on our way up to Long Island, NY to visit my parents for the weekend to celebrate my mother’s 65th birthday. The trip is about 370 miles, which is relatively the same distance-wise as going from Oftersheim to Hamburg, Germany. Usually this trip takes 6 and a half to seven hours… unfortunately we hit traffic in many places and it took over nine hours to make the trip!
Lots of traffic does not make happy passengers! On one of our pit stops, we went to Wendy’s (a fast food restaurant). Marvin was shocked at the size of the large drink!
After such a long time stuck in the car, the kids were very happy to be able to go swimming in Grammy and Fossil’s pool.
They were even more excited when Grammy said she was ordering pizza for dinner! There is something special about New York Pizza. Second only to the pizza that Marvin had in Italy, he said this pizza was the best he ever had.
Bryce was super excited to have his favorite chicken parm hero from Little Vincent’s too!
We even taught Marvin how to fold his pizza so he could eat it like a real New Yorker!
Today was another work day for me since I planned to take off Thursday through Monday in order to take Marvin and the kids to Long Island, NY to visit my parents as well as have a full day in New York City.
My mother-in-law was nice enough to take the boys to the National Marine Corps Museum. http://www.usmcmuseum.com/index.asp
They have interesting displays and a great tribute to the heritage and history of the Marine Corps. Bryce’s great grandfather (his Mom’s Mom’s father) was a Marine and fought in the battle of Saipan that is pictured to the right. The picture to the left is an aerial view of the museum grounds.
Marvin took a lot of pictures while he was here, someday I’d love to see them!
My mother-in-law is a history buff and loves touring all of these types of museums. She even dressed in red, white and blue to tour the museum! The kids told me it was such a long walk outside of the museum to this famous horse. They were hot by the time they got to it and Marvin didn’t want his picture taken.
My parents will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this coming September and I made them these t-shirts to wear. They go to Disney every year and they are so cute holding hands walking around the park :-)