We are in full swing vacation mode.
Even though William has a right ear infection, Elizabeth has a left ear infection, Carolyn has a double ear infection ... and Charlie has what we believe is a sinus infection ... we are having fun. We are going to bed late, sleeping in late, eating hot fudge sundaes in large quantities and doing multiple other things to contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle.
We HAVE been running!! So we are still training for our triathlon in August, even though for the past week, we've been drinking more beer than water.
We're still at my father's house in Massachusetts. My internet connection is way slow and the only way that I can even log on to the internet is if I'm squeezed in to the far back corner of a room in the west side of the house with my computer perched on my RIGHT knee and the sun is shining. Hence the lack of updates and pictures for the past few days.
Today we are heading in to Boston to ride the swanboats. Tomorrow we are going to a farm somewhere in western Massachusetts where there are pony rides.
Then we are doing something OTHER than going in to downtown Boston to watch the fireworks tomorrow night because everyone that I've talked to has tried to convince me that I am NUTS to take four children down to the Esplanade with the 20,000,000 other people that will converge on the Charles for the Fourth of July.
Bummer. I have such good memories of that when I was a kid.
We'll hopefully see my brother and sister sometime on Saturday, probably while eating more hot fudge sundaes at Kimball's, and then we're planning to leave early Sunday morning. (By early, I mean around noon. Which, is 9:00 Pacific Standard Time, and that IS early with four little kids.)
(To my bay state cuzzins >> do you have the number to my father's house?? Can you call me?? I'd love to see you guys!!)
We haven't yet looked at a map, but are thinking about taking the southern route, stopping off in Greenville, South Carolina to say a quick "HEY!" before continuing our drive west.
Regardless of what we do, there will be ample down time - and hopefully, a better internet connection - so I will post a whole lotta stories and photos of our trip once we get back on the road. But now, I must go eat fried eggs and bacon for the third time this week.
Because that is what one does while (whilst?) on vacation.