Friday, June 26, 2020

Anniversary vacation!

It seems the week flies by and I didn't get to do the things I really wanted to do, but we found ways to get out and have some fun. Most of the ocean beaches are over crowded since they closed the inland lakes and ponds to swimmers, and with the heat, we tried to be on the coast when we could.

We had one day with the boys, taking them to New London Connecticut to visit Fort Trumbull. The fort was closed, but we got to explore around the grounds.

From there, we headed to Harkness park and were pleased to find it was free and we had a spot in a grassy field, facing the bird sanctuary. The boys had fun walking around the grounds and visiting the mansion's gardens.

I took a day off to visit my lyme doctor and to get a refill on my sinus medicine. Well, he said I had a sinus infection, could be why I have been feeling cruddy and put me on antibiotics and other meds I won't take. Then he said, you need a family doctor and it isn't me, so I guess I won't be going back and no idea what to do, just that I am tired of doctors who do not get, I do not like medicines and the one I need the most, they won't give me.

So I am taking the antibiotics and decided to stay away from the boys just in case and went out the next day for some exploring. We visited several parks along the back roads of Connecticut and ended up at Gay City Park.

We hiked around the trails and had some lunch in the picnic area. It is nice to have our food with us and a bathroom. Lots of old ruins from the old homestead along the trails. We will definitely go back for more hiking when it cools down.

And today we went back to Harkness and enjoyed a few walks around the bird sanctuary and sat at our camper, to enjoy the views. The main park was crowded so it was nice to have a more quiet spot to ourselves.

Here are some Ospreys that I got from the bird shelter. The bright sun makes it hard to get good shots, but it was fun to see the new ones testing their wings.

Lots of shore birds in the marshes.

And a variety of birds in the bush, as well.

And to top off our week, we came home to this. It seems Bill didn't notice the amount he paid for a case of flour. He wanted 6 bags and we got 6 cases and it is non returnable. I cannot use that much flour and I cannot afford to spend that much for flour, so I was not happy about that and thinking we will have to donate the rest to the food bank and take the loss.

I hope you all have a nice weekend, we have rain coming in, so we will stay at home and go out for short trips if it stops.


Merry Wind Farm said...

How nice that you were able to have a safe outing with the boys. How I would love to have that chimney in my house! Lots of flour! Maybe you need to get some Amish Cinnamon bread going, that will help you use it up! Melinda

QuilterMary said...

Make some play dough for/with the boys. Fun rainy day activity, even adults like to play. I use unsweetened Koolaide for color.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Now that's a LOT of flour!!!
Love the old fireplace.
More fun times with the boys.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Holy flour LOL! Sorry...I know it's not funny to you, but yikes. I think I'd have floured my husband if he did that. ;-) You have such wonderful places to explore. That mansion is incredible. Do they (or perhaps I should ask "did they") do inside tours?? And that fireplace just melts my heart....what stories it must have. Hope you get better soon. I get many sinus infections and am not crazy about a lot of meds either.... Have you ever tried a netty pot? It's not fun to use, I have found it does help and I have fewer when I use it. Take care ~ Robin ~