Sunday, October 18, 2009

What I Did On My Fall Vacation . . .Part I

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.............

While Blake has been having . . . (ahem) . . . fun . . . in Georgia, Jacob and I decided to do a little traveling. We first went to California and visited Grandma and Grandpa Termeer and Grandma and Grandpa Dunn. We ended up taking the train to and from Bakersfield. Jacob LOVED the train. Well . . . I guess I should say I loved the train. I didn't have to be stuck in a little airplane seat with a monkey on my lap. Jacob was able to crawl around and walk holding onto seats because there were only 5 or so people in our entire car.

When we were in Bakersfield, we went to the Kern County Fair and saw some chickens hatch.

After California, Jacob, my parents and I went to New Hampshire to visit Melissa and her family. That's where the worst of times kicks in.

Things were pretty good until the Monday after we got there. The origional plan was that we were all going to go to New York to visit my uncle and then, almost at the last minute (ok, so maybe it was before we even bought our tickets), my parents decided to DITCH us and go by themselves!!!

On the Brooklyn Bridge

On Wednesday, we got into a car accident. Everyone was ok. At least all the people. Melissa's car has a missing eye and no nose.

Poor little car!

On Thursday, I woke up at night throwing up and didn't stop until the next night. I got dehydrated so Zion took me to the hospital and apparently, I had some sort of gastroinestinal bug.

I love drugs!!

Which transferred to (or maybe it had been from) everyone else. Tia and Jacob had nasty diapers (no details), and Aiden threw up as well.

On Friday, it was Melissa's turn to be sick. But it was morning sickness and not a bug.
Luckily, my parents came back from their trip Friday night and were able to help everyone out.

Saturday was pretty fun. We went to the Pumpkin Festival and had a blast. Until we started to freeze. We brought enough clothes for the babies but not for the adults. There were over 29,000 pumpkins.

Tower of Pumpkins

Aiden and Tia - ready to have fun!

Jacob eating bites off Grandma T's hamburger! Big boy!

Today, Sunday it started to snow! The first snow of the season. I wasn't able to get any good pictures.


Zion And Missy said... Too bad about the car. If it ever gets back to us, we will tell her you said good-bye. Two trips to the ER and one trip to the doctor...what a trip!!!

MusicKitty said...

Sounds like you guys had a ball! I love the pumpkin shot :)

Parks Family said...

Sorry about the worst of times. Other than that it must have been fun to be around family.