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Back From the Road Trip

July 17, 2012

And what a road trip it was! The drive took two days each way, and in between we had a wonderful and relaxing time with our Philadelphia family. Now that they have two little ones, they have moved to the ‘burbs, which makes me very happy. There is a real lawn, a park you can walk to, and even a big bunny who visits the back yard every day. A far cry from the never ending sidewalks and asphalt and traffic of the city.

If we’d planned this trip for sightseeing, we wouldn’t have been disappointed. Driving through six states in all, we saw beautiful mountain vistas, parts of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, rivers, and miles upon miles of farmland. And you know how much I love farms.

If it hadn’t been for the hour and a half traffic tie-up going up and the half-hour one coming back, it would have been just about perfect.

And of course the big reason for the trip in the first place . . .

That’s 3-week-old River Bennett Marshall. And here is his big sister Piper with one of her very favorite people in the world, her Granddad.

Back to my studio and garden now, where both have been calling my name. The bugs have attacked the garden with a vengeance but the good news is we got 11 inches of rain over the past 10 days while we were away.

Have a creative day!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2012 12:40 pm

    Congrats on your little grandson! What a cutie he is. Glad you guys made the trip ok and enjoyed yourselves so much. I know it’s good to be back home and to get the garden and artwork back on schedule. 🙂

    • July 17, 2012 6:03 pm

      Itaya, as much as we loved spending time with the kids, there is just no place like home! Know what I mean? 🙂

      • sandra dorey permalink
        July 18, 2012 7:59 am

        I know exactly what you mean! – what gorgeous grandchildren you have – it is such a fabulous relationship isn’t it!
        My 6th (!) one was due yesterday – my daughter luckily lives in the same village as me so i await the call any moment to care for the other 2 whilst she produces number 3.
        My creativity is knitting at the moment, for all these little ones – it is never far from my side!
        I love being with them and then home and art is such a wonderful sanctuary to recharge Granny’s batteries.

      • July 18, 2012 10:10 am

        Sandra, sounds like you have discovered the perfect formula. New grandbabies are so exciting, and it seems they give us new reasons to create! Congratulations on your new one almost here!

  2. July 17, 2012 5:37 pm

    Hi Martha:
    What beautiful grandchildren. I know you enjoyed them and hated to leave. At least you had the time together…very special. Now the garden awaits…………and the art……..I bet you have itchy fingers?
    pat q

    • July 17, 2012 6:05 pm

      Pat, it’s really nice to be back to a routine. I do have itchy fingers but the garden is needing a little tlc right now. Then the art!

  3. Sandra permalink
    July 18, 2012 4:09 am

    Wonderful trip and beautiful grandchildren (and grandparents too). Their home in the suburbs sounds just the thing, too.

  4. July 18, 2012 10:41 am

    Hi Martha,
    Love your photos and grandkids are the best! We traveled from AZ to VA this summer to catch up with my son and his family. Kids are 4 years and other boy 5 months. As usual, I scrounged around looking for interesting collage materials. Ideas brewing on the road! Enjoy your time back and appreciate the wonderful rain (but not too much of it).

    • July 18, 2012 11:11 am

      Absolutely they are the best, Barbara! I do so appreciate that rain. It saved my garden!

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