I've highlighted below some of our adventures over the past week. We've tried to keep busy to help pass the time.
Oktoberfest in September
My Mom's friend Anna Marie who lives just down the street from Peggy & Dave is German and last week she invited us over for an authentic German Octoberfest meal...Sauerbraten with dumplings, beer and plum dessert. YUMMM!! It was delicious.
|Beckett, my Mom and Anna Marie all ready to eat.|
|The Plum dessert|
|Our Oktoberfest Yuengling beer. Yuengling is America's Oldest Brewery established by a German Immigrant in Pottsville, PA in 1829. When we are here it is the only beer I will drink. So delicious!!|
We walked the 1-mile trail to this lighthouse last year, but this year was special as we were actually about to go up in the lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1833 (everything is OLD out here) and stands 35 feet. Little did we know this would end up being the first of 3 light houses we would visit this week.
|Turkey Point Light House|
|All of us at the top|
|Beckett and me with the light up top.|
|I love this picture...the way the sun is shining through the clouds, the lighthouse and Chesapeake Bay in the background, but most of all a happy and trach free Beckett front and center|
Lewes-Cap May Ferry
In an attempt at a new adventure from all the ones we did last year we decided to take a Ferry boat from Lewes, DE to Cap May, NJ. Now with a trach this would have never happened as my mind always flashed images of a sinking boat and me trying to keep Beckett above water with his trach. But now that we are trach free I was able to enjoy the beauty of the ocean . Beckett loved running on all the decks of the boat and kept saying "boat-boat".
|Driving our car onto the Ferry in Lewes, DE|
|Watching all the seagulls fly behind the boat|
|About the only time we were able to convince Beckett to sit still on the ride...bribery with some chips!|
|Pretty much how the 85 minute ride was spent|
|Cap May Light House|
|At the top|
|This is what the inside looked like...all stairs...never ending stairs!!!|
|Beckett and MeMe after our climb to the top.|
|Walking towards the water...calm before the storm!|
And then we reached the water...
|He would have ran right into the crashing waves|
|Having to hold him back|
|Before being carried off the beach. Notice the hands full of sand?? Yep he was throwing it in the air and making sand angles!!! Needless to day he had sand in his hair, ears, diaper...pretty much everywhere, but at least we had fun, right?!|
After our great adventure of the beach we had very little time before we needed to catch the Ferry back to Delaware. So McDonald's it was. Let me tell you I have eaten more McDonald's since being here than I have in the past 10-years of my life! Anyways, we were hoping Beckett would sleep in the car on the ride back, but he had other ideas. So more deck running it was...at least for him and my Mom. I wasn't feeling so hot as the waters were rougher this time and the boat was really rocking!
|Trying to convince Beckett to sit with me on the ride back.|
Well like most 2-3 year old little boys, Beckett is in love with Thomas the Train. When we drove to Lancaster, PA last week I had seen a sign for A Day Out with Thomas. I wasn't sure what all it entailed, but ended up being pretty cool as you can see below:
|Yes Ladies and Gentleman that is a life sized Thomas the Tank Engine|
|Going for a ride on Thomas - So excited!|
|Watching the World go by...|
|Picture with Thomas afterwards|
|Meeting Sir Topham Hatt - not a fan as you can tell!!!|
|As we were leaving there was a young Amish girl selling wooden train sets. Of course Beckett's a sucker for trains and I'm a sucker for the Amish :)|
A small city located at the situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of the Chesapeake Bay. We spent our morning here visiting the Concord Light House and local shops on Mail Street. One fun fact about Havre de Grave which I learned was that it in 1789, the town was a candidate for being named capital of the United States. It was actually tied with Washington DC and the House Speaker broke that tie voting for Washington DC which is thus our nations capital today.
|Lighthouse #3 Concord Light House. Built in 1827 was the oldest Light House we visited.|
|Walking out on the pier|
|Lunch at the Tidewater Grille|
|My little model :)|