Friday Night on the Patio

Friday night at the Smythe house – time to light the tiki torches and grab some marshmallows. With a good dose of woodsmoke and plenty of bug spray, we’re able to push back the mosquitoes long enough to enjoy some quality time in the backyard. This is one…

The Big Purple Bag – Revisited

As I was unpacking yesterday, I realized there were a lot of things in that Big Purple Bag of mine that I never actually wore while on vacation. Things like: 1. The cowl I knit expressly to wear in Shenandoah National Park. (The yarn…

Day 23 – The Drive Home

We didn’t plan any stops for the final leg home. We just drove…and talked about how long ago our first night in Pennsylvania seemed. Heck, at this point, even California seems like it happened a long time ago. Why is that? CPT America always…

Day 22 – Mount Vernon

See – I told you I wore my hair just like George Washington’s yesterday. It made the day that much more special to know he and I shared the same ‘do. On a more serious note, it was pretty amazing being at Mt. Vernon. Even…

Day 21 – Blown off Course at Assateague

First off, in honor of going to Mt. Vernon today, I’m wearing my hair just like George Washington. All I need is a little powder and I’m good to go. Not really, It’s just that I shampooed my hair in the hotel last night…