Friday, October 31, 2014

Concord Point Lighthouse

Tuesday morning we didn't get to walk to the park because Mom needed to get back to the house.  We walked to the stop sign and back.  It is probably a mile. She had to put dinner in the crock pot and then leave to go sightseeing. She fixed red beans and rice with smoked sausage.  It actually was better than she expected it to be.  It sure smelled good all day while it was cooking.

Dad needed a haircut, so while he was doing that, Mom went shopping at Dollar Tree.  Can you believe she spent $27 there?  She loves shopping there because she can afford everything.  BOL! She bought shampoo, detergent, fabric softener, cold medicines, batteries, cookies, candles, etc.   She usually buys our poop bags because they sell the big dog size.  We didn't need any this time because she really stocked up when we were home last month.

The folks then drove a few miles to Havre de Grace.  That is where the Concord Point Lighthouse is located.  It was built in 1827. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in continuous operation on the East Coast. The folks really enjoyed walking along the promenade.  It was such a beautiful day that they decided to eat outside at a restaurant there.  Mama said it was a really nice day.

This is the light house keepers house.  Tours ended on Sunday, unfortunately.
This used to be a hotel.  It is now a condo.  Mom said she would love to live there just for the view of the water.

This is where the folks ate lunch.  The food was good.  They really enjoyed eating outside on such a pretty day.
After the folks got home, we all sat outside for a few hours.  Dad went fishing and caught about 15 fish.  It was a nice day.

The weather person is threatening us with the "s" word for this weekend.  It can't get too bad because it is going to heat up again after Sunday. You know how the weather people like to hype things up.  It is going to be a cold and rainy day tomorrow.  Blah!

We have a Halloween mystery here.  Our neighbor who has been here for 1.5 years left.  He didn't tell us he was leaving.  He made it sound like he was going to be here for a long time.  He worked here part-time.  He even gave Dad a fishing lure to use on Tuesday and didn't mention he was leaving.  Dad didn't see him after fishing, so planned on returning it to him later.  I guess it is his now. Tuesday afternoon, while our neighbor was gone, a man came by and he flashed a badge and asked Dad what he knew about our neighbor.  Dad thought he pointed to another neighbor, but maybe he met that guy.  It is odd that he took off suddenly. A truck hooked up his travel trailer and took it away, but the neighbor followed in his truck.  We are not sure why the neighbor didn't tow the trailer himself.  We have seen him move boats with his truck. :::shrugs shoulders:::  Mom didn't really like him. She said she felt a strange vibe around him, but doesn't know why.

We hope everyone has a nice Halloween.

The Greyhound Who Will Try To Solve The Mystery Of The Neighbor This Weekend

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More Fun On Dad's "Vacation"

Monday morning found us taking a long walk with the folks.  We finally made it to the park. That had been our goal for a while.
This is the foot bridge that we cross. Beckett, the greyhound, lives across the bridge.
Beckett is adjusting well.  He is white with fawn spots.  His feet are sore because his new Mom walks three miles a day and he is not used to pavement.  His Mom has greatly reduced their walks until his feet get used to walking on pavement.  He is from Florida and probably walked on sand a lot since he came directly from a kennel.

Mom thinks the tree is pretty.
Dad likes to brag that he can out walk all of us, but guess who fell asleep as soon as he sat down?  Yep, Dad did.  BOL!

Monday afternoon, we had a visitor.  The mechanic came by to flush our radiator.  He was really nice.  Dad said he definitely could have done it himself, but the manual was quite confusing and it was good to have someone who knew what he was doing work on it.  He may come back to fix another problem for us.  His rates are really low.

We sat outside after the mechanic left and watched the folks work on the awning.  Dad found some wires were loose.  He didn't think it was the problem, but it was!  It is now fixed and Mom says she is not using it again.  BOL!

See Dad's shadow?  He was on the roof caulking.

People enjoying their day on the water.
The folks ate dinner at a place called Olive Tree.  It gets really good reviews, so Mom wanted to try it.

The meal starts out with a salad.  It had a creamy dressing on it.  Mom said it was good!

Bread sticks were also served and they were nicely seasoned.

Dad ordered calamari.

Seafood Pasta

Chicken Carbonara - the chicken is underneath the pasta.
Mom loved this place!  She went on and on about.  We told her to shut up and give us some of her leftovers.  She gave us some chicken and it was SO GOOD!  I wanted to eat my plate just to get every last taste of it.

The Greyhound Who Is Enjoying The Cool Weather

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Day In Gettysburg

Dad was off from work for three days!  We had a great time. We slept late every morning.  Mom had to wake us up this morning.  We heard the alarm go off at 5:10 a.m., but we ignored it.  We really wish Dad didn't have to go to work today.

Sunday, the folks drove to Gettysburg.  Mom has wanted to go there for a long time. She would really like to attend the event, Greyhounds In Gettysburg, but it hasn't worked out with our schedule yet.

They ate at a restaurant that used to be a house.  Construction began on the home in 1774 and the family moved into the house in 1776.  The family had ten children and then the wife died.  The husband remarried and the new wife had nine children.  There were 19 children living in that house.  Yikes!

Dobbin House - this is the restaurant.
 The folks had lunch in the tavern which is in the basement.  Each table had a candle on it.  The lighting basically was by candle.  It was pretty dark inside.

The bar was made in 1880.

This is the candle at their table.  The walls were made of stone.
Mom enjoyed the atmosphere more than the food.  She had a hamburger with a sharp cheese because that is the only cheese they offered and she didn't like the cheese. Dad had crab cakes.  He said they were good.


Burger and coleslaw

Crab cakes

After they ate lunch, they went to the Gettysburg visitors center.  They saw a movie about Gettysburg and toured the museum.  Mom had planned on purchasing an audio tour of the battlefields, but they only had about two hours for the tour and she felt they didn't have enough time for the audio tour.  They both regretted not buying it and Dad said they may go back again and buy it so that they can take a proper tour of the battlegrounds.

Mom said that Gettysburg was different than she expected.  She thought it would mainly be open fields, but there are a lot of memorials.

This is Cemetery Hill where a lot of fighting took place.

See the brick building in the back?  That is the entrance to the cemetery where many of the soldiers are buried. Abe Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address there.  That brick entrance was there during the war. 

A little better picture of the entrance to the cemetery.

The folks enjoyed their visit to Gettysburg.  The drive was pretty with the fall colors.

Oh, Mom said she saw a greyhound there.  She didn't get to say "hi" because he was walking with this family down the street.  Dad isn't really a greyhound stalker, so they didn't stop.

The Greyhound Who Is Recovering From His 2.5 Mile Walk To The Park

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