Saturday – off on vacation

Yesterday morning we started off at Mason’s district pinewood derby competition.  Here he is showing off his car before his first heat.  I only got to watch him race one time before we had to leave, but Addie said he ended up getting 18th place out of 90, so we were proud. Then Jeff and […]

Grandson Thursday :-)

This morning Jeff and I headed to Larne Elementary School, where we met up with Lee to see Mason, and the rest of the 2nd graders, give their Title I presentations.  They were on different animals.  The kids drew a habitat out of a jar, and then could choose any animal they liked to work […]

Mal’s Final Lacrosse Match

Yesterday Jeff and I headed to Charlotte to take in Mal’s final game of the season – and she says of her career.  She had enjoyed playing, but it has really cut into her golfing time, so it wasn’t worth the trade off to her.  It was at Charlotte Latin, which is near Dennis’s house, […]

Wednesday Pix

We had another evening today.  Our Wednesday night church supper was provided by the Cub Scouts, and it was delicious – smoked chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, and rolls.  The man who did the cooking is the culinary arts teacher in Lancaster, and it was absolutely delicious.  Mason helped clean off the tables […]

Adam’s First Soccer Game

Last night Jeff and I traveled to Rock Hill to attend Adam’s first soccer game EVER.  Since he has never played before I wasn’t sure if he would be out of his element, but he played the whole game until an injury forced him out, and really did a very good job.  Got a couple […]

Donald Davis, Storyteller

This past Sunday afternoon my friends Evelyn, Pam, and I headed to Lancaster after helping clean up after communion at church.  We drove around McDonalds for a quick lunch, and got to the Lancaster County Arts Center in plenty of time for the afternoon show.  The facility was so cool – the original Presbyterian church, […]

Final Friday Pix

As the kids and I were heading out to walk to the car, we looked, and a locomotive actually pulled on the turntable at the roundhouse, and it turned and backed right into its bay.  Of course you can’t see it moving in this picture, but it was facing straight toward us when it pulled onto the […]

The Roundhouse

At the museum yesterday, my favorite site was the Roundhouse, which is where the locomotives were put into bays for storage and cleaning.  There were all sorts of interesting displays, of course.  This was one of my favorites.  After WWII, the country of France gifted the United States with a train of 49 Gratitude Cars, one […]