Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Back from Vacation

My daughter, three grandchildren and I drove down to NJ to visit family and friends there. The main reason for our trip was to take 13 year-old Jordyn to her quarterly check-up at the Scoliosis Center in NYC. She is in an innovative new program which uses a soft brace instead of a hard one and involves exercise and chiropractic manipulation to train the spine to straighten, or at least not to curve anymore. This time, her 7 year old sister was examined and her spine is also beginning to curve, so she is now in the program too and wearing a soft brace.
Anyway, since school was out, we took the opportunity to turn the trip into a vacation. We spent a few days at the beautiful Mineral Springs Resort in Vernon NJ

Spent a day with some cousins - and the newest baby in the family
. Visited my sister and brother-in-law at their home on beautiful Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey isn't all shopping centers!)
My sisters and me (yup - I'm in the middle)
Survived a 100 degree day in NYC
Where my sister met Harrison Ford (well, not really, he's a wax statue in Madame Tussauds wax museum, which was absolutely incredible - they all looked so real, and like they were looking right at you. And saw Mary Poppins on Broadway Which was great - amazing special effects!

I didn't do much knitting on this vacation, but did buy some yarn at a Rag Shop that was going out of business- some Moda Dea Sassy Stripes sock yarn and some Patons white yarn (for dying). I also picked up some purse handles, which turned out will be perfect for this "Ms. Poppins Bag" that I found on Knitting Daily. How's that for a coincidence!

Most amazing of all, my DD and I did all this without making one wrong turn - quite an accomplishment for us!


Cass said...

YAY you're back and with PICTURES!!! :) I love the pic of you and your sisters. Nice to see you!

Pati said...

Yeah! I now know who I am talking with!! Great picture of you and your sisters!

Unknown said...

Great pics. I sounds like your vacation was wonderful.

Welcome back!

AR said...

Sounds like a great time!
Beautiful kids and pics, too!