Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Wow...back from vacation and feeling entirely grateful for my life.  This was the first true vacation (were I did no work for an entire week) in over 2 years.  Even though I worked out of the home, I was working for myself and was always working in some capacity to ensure a paycheck was on it's way.  It was nice to enjoy not working the past week knowing I was still going to get paid when I got back.  Just one of the benefits of not working for self. 

We did allot of traveling around the east coast.  First stop Boston, where it poured all day, but we found plenty to do to entertain us.  We visited the Aquarium ate at Faneuil Hall, spent some time in a fantastic book store and played cards into the night for dibs on the king size bed in Gloucester the next night (fortunately I got a back ache from the bed that night and ended up in the king even though I was crushed in spades).

Off to Gloucester we went where we ventured out into the sea to view the whales.  I have to admit, this was one of the highlights of the vacation.  Something I've always wanted to do on my many business trips to Boston, but never had the time.  If you ever get the chance, it's something you MUST do!  We visited the quaint little town of Rockport where they have the best little shops and lots of lobsta'!  We will definitely return to this hot spot!

Back to PA, only to venture off to Jersey the next day to Great Adventure with all the kids.  Where the price is high, but I guess the thrills are worth it.  Very expensive day, but pure joy on every one's faces when they rode the thrill rides.  Me, well I enjoyed the safari and the dolphin shows.  I tried the Houdini ride and had to cover my eyes the entire time due to something in my brain that tells me I want to vomit when the room spins around me.  Maybe some remnants of my past life, who knows.  All I know is that there wasn't a bed to hang my foot over and plant it on the ground to help stop the spinning.  Ugh.

The rest of the week was spent doing smaller day trips to the Antique Auto Museum of Hershey, Knoebels with my men, my sister-in-law and her husband, golfing at the Manor Golf Course, a picnic with some of my best buddies, Alpha Group and ending the week at the Bridge to New Life.

I feel so entirely blessed to have had this past week.  God has been so good to me and my family.  Even though I sometimes think that traveling the world would make my life better and make me feel like my life was more complete, in the end I've learned that the best vacations are the ones you spend with family, friends and God.   

My men!
Sharon and Rob

Chelsea Rose