Buckle up and away we go!!
|DH and me|
|our chickie girls|
|traditional first day breakfast meeting at the Dough Roller|
|our new venue|
|acres of beauty|
|Home Beach Home|
|our private beach - guests welcome!|
|a VERY happy man!|
|dock o' the bay|
|and at sunset|
|on "the Boards"|
|some of our favorite treats|
This was our 9th year in Ocean City and we all agreed...it's not summer without the beach. So, I guess wherever the summer takes the Hess family, it will include salt water, sand, and sun (and hopefully a Boardwalk!)
As I mentioned in the beginning of my post, I spent a wonderful week in Reading, PA with my sister (in-law). Anna Marie and I didn't turn on TV a-l-l-l-l-l-l-l week....we just shopped and yakety-yakked our faces off! One of the highlights for me was indulging in Swedish Fish Water Ice from Rita's. My niece, Dianna, and her hubby Greg, are the proud owners of two stores and a kiosk. They are VERY busy this time of year....
AM and I made a shopping trip to Lancaster County. The first time I visited Weaver's back in '91, it was pure Amish...inside and out. I'm talking hats and bonnets on wall pegs. I guess even the Amish make changes...their simple country store is now more on the order of a small WalMart. They still have wonderful fabrics, trims, and prices.
|at an office building|
|farmer stopping at the hardware store|
|lovely lunch at Leenah's|
|be still my beating heart....a covered bridge!|
|my nephew Darren and wife Danielle with Anna Marie|
|Great Nephew Zachary and I pose with the fam|
|Zachary scores big-time at the Kutztown Fair|
Have a beautiful week dear hearts, and yes, I will be back with you on Monday!!