i was all proud of myself for catching up on my blogging. and then i let this ny trip sit and sit. and then all of july happened. and we went on a mini vacation to the mountains. and we leave for the beach in a couple of days, so then i’ll have a billion new posts. so, i’m doing my best to get caught up by saturday, so bear with me. 🙂
in june (JUNE!), i took the trip that all of the other road trips had been leading to. the big, fat trip to western new york. my homeland. i had taken just hazel in january. then both girls to florida in april. and all three kiddos to the beach in early june. so the big long trip, all by myself, with all three lid kids was the grand finale.
we had to stop in erie, pa, because it would be crazy late by the time we got in. and it was pouring rain. since we were stopping anyways, i decided it was a good opportunity to try primanti bros. so good.
fun little story. in the morning, after a lovely night’s sleep in a stale smoke smelling hotel room, we loaded up only to discover our battery was dead again. after some attempts to jump and recharge it by the super helpful hotel checkin guy, we had to call AAA. he jumped the car and told me that the cable that attached to the battery was loose and might be part of my troubles. needless to say, i drove all the way to my parents driveway without turning off the car. when i pulled in and turned off, i was unable to restart. (terry looked at it and “fixed” it with a carefully placed woodscrew).
the cold and rain also did not stop us from visiting my baby bro jake at oliver’s for some ice cream.
we were in new york for two whole weeks. so, yeah. there’s going to be a lot of posts.