Sunday, June 20, 2010

From the Farm to the city


We left the Farm for several days and headed to Catonsville to spend some time with Scott and Tiff.  While not a “city” girl,  I really like the little town of Catonsville, which lies just West of Baltimore and has remained relatively untouched by the “hood” atmosphere  found in some of Baltimore.   It’s kind of like a small town with with all the amenities of a large city.   The weather was amazing….no humidity, bright and sunny.  So most mornings  found us having breakfast on the sidewalk at Dusenberg’s…… mmmm, mmmm, good……

Pete & Robin & Katie 162

then we’d walk up the street to  Sugarbakers to buy Smith Island Cake, and over to Atwater's Bread  for fresh bread.  

Then it was back to Tiff’s to help with a few projects.   They have just remodeled their kitchen, taking out a wall in the process.   They did a beautiful job designing their own kitchen and making it just what they wanted……

Tiff's Kitchen (2)  they did keep the dining room, along with Grannie’s china cabinet and mine……it is so welcoming!!!Tiff's Kitchen (8)  When I was growing up, Mama always kept the lace tablecloth on the dining room table, with another color under it (always red at Christmas time) and a heavy, plastic protector over it all.   I always swore that I would never do that…but,  I sure did, and I loved it.   (Don’t look too closely at that table) :)

Tiff's Kitchen (3)

So, Bob helped finish up a few things and I helped do a good clean up after all the sheetrock dust and just to generally get things back together after two months of construction in their home.   And of course, there were long walks with little oggy-doggy the princess Beagle, Dixie.  

On one of the gorgeous evenings, we all went out to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Yankees.   A really beautiful stadium, and  the Yankees out-classed them, (no surprise there!) including a grand slam home run, but it was a great night at the ball park!

It is just so nice to spend time with the kids and enjoy a little part of their lives.  I miss them so when we leave, but we always make some good memories and look forward to our next visits. I even managed to drive around town for several days and emerged relatively unscathed, save for quite a few “one finger” salutes from those crazy Maryland drivers (apologies to all of our Maryland friends!) :)

All too soon it was back South down I 95 to Montpelier….and lots more Farm projects with Paul!!   


Jim and Dee said...

Thanks for posting. I was wondering where you got too. See you soon, "hugs".

Happytrails said...

Sounds like a great trip! Love the kitchen remodel...very nice!
We look forward to meeting you guys...we have decided to attend the Escapades. I know you all will be busy but perhaps we'll be able to bump into you all at some point.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Gregg said...

Better get all that farming done so you can take some time out to play.We sure miss you guys and hope to see ya soon.Keep us posted and let us know where you are at.."Big Hugs"

Mac and Netters

Mark and Dortha said...

The kitchen remodel looks great. I know Tiff will enjoy it.

Enjoy your time with them and we look forward to catching up with you guys this fall.

Hugs to you both.

Jenny Johnson said...

Glad you had fun with the kids---when are you planning to make a trip south through Bristol and Abingdon....would love to see you !!

JJ Manuel

Leno said...

Sounds like you got to spend a little fun time after all the work you have been doing.
I'm thinking you may be on the road now to the heat of Tx??
Miss you both.. Look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs to you both,