The Week Things Happened

Andy and I had a wonderful time in Connecticut. The traffic was "on the other side" both ways and we listened to the radio instead of "The Big Comfy Couch" CD over and over and over and over ....

I don't have any pictures yet because we used a disposable camera so we could leave the digital one with the grandparents, but as soon as I get them on a CD I will post them. The aquarium was so much fun - Andy was like a little kid in the touch tank! We kept saying how much the Maddie and Katie would have loved it, but at the same time we could see them splashing water everywhere! I think in a few years we will go back up just the four of us for a family vacation.

Of course we had a great time at the casinos, too! I won $80 playing craps (I learned to play years ago on a cruise) and we met a lot of nice people who just wanted to keep the game going and have fun. We ate at fabulous (albeit casual) restaurants and wait until you see the huge plate of raw oysters and clams that Andy chowed down.

While we were exploring downtown Mystic we stopped at a local pub for a pint and talked to some of the locals who were so nice to us and we learned all about how much they love where they live. It was a great experience we wouldn't get any other way. Andy loves trying new beer and even though I really don't drink, I sampled a chardonney (I don't even know if I am spelling that right!).

Of course the trip would not have been complete without a back injury for Rose! Yep - I fell in the shower on Tuesday morning, right before we were going to Mystic Seaport. It shook me up a bit and I have a black-and-blue nail (and bum) to show for it, but thankfully it wasn't too bad. Although when I went to my chiropracter when I got home it sounded like firecrackers going off in my back.

We missed the girls so much and we were so happy to see them when we got home! My mom and Andy's parents ran the place like clockwork (even with all those empty ice cream cups in the garbage can) and the girls hardly even knew we were gone. They absolutely love being with their grandparents and it makes us feel so good knowing that they probably have more fun with the three of them than with us! Thank you Grandma, Grammy & Poppy!!! If it weren't for you guys we would never be able to do half the things we do!!!

One more happening this week - on Thursday morning our main line from the house to the sewer backed up - but thankfully Andy's dad saw it before any real damage was done. The slop sink in the basement was filled to the brim and then the toliet on the first level overflowed. We had the plumber over and $300 later I was able to use my water again! It's always something.

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