Let's start with a weather rant.
It snowed on April 18th in OH and PA.
The middle of April.
I mean, come on.
And the GPS took us the "fastest" route through the most mountainous highway I've ever been on. We could smell the brakes on our big Ford Transit burning up. It was actually quite scary for an hour. We must remember that the fastest route isn't always the best route. Life lesson.
On Easter Monday, we drove from Ohio to Pennsylvania to visit with Phil's brother Bob and his family. My sister-in-law, Larisa, is my hero, having naturally birthed eight children and she homeschools them all from preschool through high school. Me? I'm over here getting epidurals and cursing my kids' Catholic schools for every homework assignment and project I need to assist with. Saint Colleen I am not. But we do have a lot of fun hanging out, despite our differences in child bearing and rearing. We dream of living near each other one day, but for now it's family vacations and events that bring us together. We stayed cozy inside with lots of food and games. Look at all those kin created by two brothers...
The two college kids were missing, so we *only* had 13 children between us.
We took the kids bowling and out for ice cream and had such a nice time staying with them for a night.
The next day we drove back to Maryland, and got to spend time with Phil's sister Kelly and her kiddos (yes we both come from big families and have tons of nephews and nieces and yes it's super chaotic and super fun!). Kelly's family got a mini goldendoodle and we have a regular goldendoodle and though I love our Lucy, is there anything cuter than a mini puppy? Again, no photos because I was enjoying the family time too much. You'll just have to take my word for it.
On Wednesday morning we packed up the car and headed to Williamsburg, Virginia! We hit the local Publix (Maggie said it was the nicest grocery store she has ever seen!) and checked into our four-bedroom condo, which was actually two connecting two-bedroom condos, and the space was lovely:
Some of us enjoyed the master tub:
And some of us enjoyed the pool (both indoor and outdoor) and hot tub:
Then we drove to Colonial Williamsburg and walked all around in the warm and welcomed sunshine. The College of William and Mary is right next to historic Williamsburg and we couldn't get over the beautiful campus. Virginia is for Lovers, and we all loved Virginia. I'll let the pictures do the talking...
Next up... Busch Gardens!