How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Vacation

We spent a fantastic week in Ithaca,NY.

With over 100 gorges and waterfalls within 10 miles of downtown we sometimes question why we ever moved to the cornfields of Illinois.

It's hard to believe it has been 15 years since graduation. It sure doesn't feel like it's been that long.

The kids spent the week at summer camp up on Cornell's campus.

Husband and I spent the week hiking the gorges and relaxing beside some beautiful waterfalls.

The hardest part of the trip was making the drive. It's almost 1500 miles round-trip. I love the mpg in our Prius but it's not the most comfortable car. Especially with 2 adults, 2 kids, a week worth's of clothes/stuff, and a new furry family member.
Meet Eleanor(we call her Ellie).

We've been looking to adopt another dog for about 8 months. I was looking for a yellow lab but after meeting with several and being realistic about the space available in our abode Ellie seemed like the perfect fit. She is a year old and weighs about 20 lbs. She has been living with my Aunt for the past year but she puts in long hours at her job and she wanted Ellie to be able to enjoy life outside a crate. Baxter seems to think having another playmate is fantastic too.


Blogger SwissKnits! said...

awwwwww Ellie is a cutie!!!
Enjoy her!

5:04 PM


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