A tragedy, but not really…

So… we’ve been having a wonderful time out here on the road.  But today, we lost our camera.  While boating on a reservoir in Connecticut, I dropped it in!!!  So I wanted to just take a moment to list the places we’ve been, to help jog my memory later.

Blacksburg, VA (great visit with our friend Oz and his amazing parents)

Baltimore, MD  (monsoon with Grammie)

Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg, then Park Slope, with a jaunt to Coney Island– East River Ferry, playground splashpad/watergun fight, box-house-building, our first root beer floats ever, Prospect Park, seeing Baxter on stage, etc)

Manhattan, NY (lots of Chinese food, foot rubs, Pearl River, first-ever booster-free car experience, subway rides)

Hudson Valley, NY (Kingston, Rhinebeck, New Paltz, Woodstock, Port Ewen, lighthouse tours, firehouse bazaar, fishing, diner with our friend Toby, swimming party on the mountain, mornings at the spectacular Apple Bin, five and dimes, awesome Oblong Books, getting to meet David Goldin in person, Lew’s birthday with Jenn!)

Stratford, CT (stupendous day of doves, bunny-releasing, kayaking and paddle-boating, a tour of an art studio, ice cream with goats!)

New Haven, CT (surprise dinner with Clark Mitten!)

Mystic, CT  (steamboat ride, unexpected beach afternoon, Mystic Seaport, a really good laundromat, pool hotel)

Jamestown, RI  (terrific shelling beach, sandcastle building, surprise sunset swim)

We’ve has some pretty remarkable adventures.  The Firehouse Bazaar was special, as was our lighthouse tour of the Hudson, Lew’s spectacular birthday lunch, our dinner at Congee Village, the swimming party in the lovely mountains above Woodstock, the play we saw at the YMCA in Brooklyn, and today’s surprise (besides the boating fun)– helping a friend release some rescued baby rabbits into the wild.

Here! A picture!  (courtesy of Cynthia von Buhler, who showed us a truly incredible time!)

(I’ll see if I can’t collect pictures from friends we’ve seen along the way, who might have taken snapshots with their phones, here and there)


4 Responses to “A tragedy, but not really…”

  1. Emma Says:

    I’ve got a few photos of Lew at dinner at Congee Village on my phone.

  2. Mom Says:

    Good job, Emma.
    Grammie would really love to see those pictures of Lew.

  3. Venessa Ann Schwarz Says:

    Laurel, this road trip looks like a total blast! I would love to do what you’re doing and the adventures you have made along the way will be the makings of some lovely stories sometime in the future, I’m sure. Sorry about your camera, but be safe and keep having fun!

  4. Rachel Says:

    Oh no – all those photographs lost – but glad the memories are intact. It all sounds dreamlike and wonderful!

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