I decided to spare you the look at our first week of homeschool for the year. Wait! Hold your sighs of relief, because...instead I'm going to subject you to photos from our mini-vacation. *shrug* Sorry. :P
We didn't have time to go on a long vacation this year. As he has been for many a year, Rich taught both summer sessions, but even when the second session ended, he still had a week to teach in this seminar program for middle school science teachers. And the week following that, Miss Banana had a GLBT leadership day camp. So we ended up with only four days to goof off. But you know, we all agreed afterward that it was a four days well-spent.
Day 1 (Taughannock Falls State Park and Ithaca, NY):
Chris, can you believe how dry it is compared to last year???
Seems I didn't take any pictures in Ithaca this time around. But I will say it's one of my favorite little cities in the world! (You know, I've visited ever-so-many...HA!)
Day 2 (Storm King Art Center):
Oh my gosh, this place is so awesome! Gray and I had read about it last year. He fell in love with one particular sculpture titled "Mother Peace." And well, we just thought it would be fun to go see it in person. Storm King is located in the Hudson Valley, and it houses over 100 sculptures on its 500 acres. The place is just gorgeous--yes, the sculptures, but also the setting.
Gray standing by the sculpture that brought us here. :)
Night 2 (a couple shots from the hotel):
Always amazes me the positions that kids can sleep in. I'm fairly sure I can't get in that position anymore, let alone sleep that way. :P
Day 3 (Albany, NY):
The event we planned our whole little trip around, the Don't Frack NY rally and march.
Day 4 (Herkimer Diamond Mines...and then home)
Another stop inspired by Gray, with his love of rocks and minerals and gems.
She's just the cutest little miner ever, said her completely unbiased mom. ;)
And then we came home...