Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On to PA ... via the 14th Century and B'more

POTTSTOWN, Pa. --- From our base camp in Woodville, Va., we spent Friday catching up with Heather's parents, Saturday and Sunday at the Maryland Renaissance Festival catching up with everyone else, Sunday night and Monday with our friends at the Maryland Kenesiology School in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish Community and last night in Pennsylvania with Jeff, Ashley, Carter and the new addition of Caleb.

Saturday was our 6th Anniversary so I bought Heather's selection of dresses from Wolfstone Kilt Company (gorgeous!) and she is having a pair of Medieval Moccasin boots tailor-made for me. Besides getting to catch up with people we have not seen in a month of Sundays, there is the exciting news that our brewmaster friends Andrew and Maria have brewed a beautiful Oatmeal Imperial Stout for Deakstock, which they will be auctioning off for the benefit. They have requested permission to use some of my photos of Deak for the label, so the facets of my art career are expanding. Unfortunately, the pint they left with me to take to Deak exploded in our car leaving it smelling a bit ... different. Speaking of smells, we also got an invite to stay with friends in Harford County who have horses! Speaking of horses, I ran into a group of my old compadres from PGSO out supporting a fellow deputy competing in the MDRF Highland Games. It was great catching up with them and I hope to see a few more when I visit the department in a few weeks.

It was greatly refreshing to spend a night with Karen, Danielle and family in Baltimore and we are looking forward to spending the week of Sukkot with them. More details on that later.

For now we are in PA and enjoying the new family addition, and Liam is definitely happy to have Carter for a few days.

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