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Farmer's Market Chickens

Spent the weekend in Virginia, various parts. Friday night took a long, long drive down to Norfolk via the Fun Back Roads without incident. We enjoyed the audio book of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. When we got to my parents' house, a fantastic meal of spaghetti awaited us, and cool clean sheets for resting.

We got up on Saturday and had a long breakfast and ran around to the Farmer's Market and Barrett's Antique mall. Pictures of such are linked above. It was unbearably hot, but nonetheless dad made some elaborate pork ribs for dinner. My parents surprised me with A NEW CAMERA!!!!! I have been hoping for this for a long time, and immediately ran around taking a bunch of arty-farty test pictures. It will take a while to learn this one! Please expect me to be constantly photographing everything from here on out.

Sunday we had to depart after an all-too-brief visit. We stopped in Hampton to have lunch with the Sinclairs, for which I am grateful we made the time! And then toodled down the road to Richmond, and when I say toodled I mean drove really slowly. We were never in any storms this weekend, but it seemed like we were right behind them alot. We attended a birthday shower for Jack's sis and played some Cranium and ate vegan cupcakes before getting back on the road. Bill Bryson kept us on the edge of our seat with information about quarks and dinosaur bones all the way home!

Then I stayed up way too late further messing around with my camera. My tattoo was flaking and gross all weekend, not the best time to try to get my parents used to the idea.

Per the urgings of geniealisa I have signed up for Twitter. I think I will use it as a dumping ground and that way I can pick out the really good stuff to make it here to LJ. I am not sure. I just like new toys and I can text to it. And there's this.


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Aug. 6th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, just 301 to 17. If there are more fun, more back roads, I would love to learn about them.
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Aug. 7th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
Huh. I am not sure where 3 picks up, but we basically take 301 down to that corner where the Horne's is and take a left, taking 17 all the way to Hampton where we rejoin 64.
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
What camera did you get?
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Canon Powershot SD850 IS!
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you were so close to the ocean and didn't go swimming! I have been dreaming of the ocean allllll week. Wah. I am so sad I don't live closer to the ocean.
Aug. 6th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
It's funny how you (the general you, in this case me!) take things for granted. Also, having grown up near that particular beach, I can tell you that I avoid it like the plague. I simply never ever go down there. I don't even think of home as being near the beach!
Aug. 6th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Hurray for new cameras!
Aug. 6th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hurray for kind & generous parents! :D
Aug. 6th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
This I can agree with! :)
Aug. 6th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
1. VaBch Farmer's Market!!!!! Oh, I haven't been there in AGES. I used to love going there...

2. HOW DID YOU RESIST THE POODLES?!! I can't believe you didn't buy them. They are saccharine cuteness paradise.
Aug. 7th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
1. I know, I don't think I had been there since like 1987! It's burned down and been rebuilt since then but it looks JUST like I remember.

2. The poodles aren't really my thing. But I am planning to maybe do a Maryland Antique Malls monthly outing. Interested?
Aug. 7th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
2. COUNT ME IN!!!!!!
Aug. 7th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
You were in town and you didn't call me?!?1 *sniffs* Ok, so I was in NY, but still....

I love Bill Bryson. Was that A History of Nearly Everything?
Aug. 7th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
I knew you were in NY!
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