Sunday, July 29, 2007

Convention Fun!

We just got back from our convention a couple hours ago. After going down to the barn to check on the boys I came back to check my computer. They did fine while I was gone. Funsize and Snowbird took good care of them. Of course I called each day to check up on things but I guess there was no need for that. Buddy's pads stayed on so that was a relief.

We had a wonderful time at our convention at Bar Harbor in Acadia National Park. I'm sure some of you have been there but if you haven't you should put it on your list of places to visit. The scenery is breathtaking and there is a lot to do. While the men were golfing we went to the little downtown and did some perusing in the wonderful little shops. There is something for everyone there including the youngsters. D bought a black lab stuffed toy at The Barkery and T did the stuff your own bear, although she picked a bunny.

Once you get them stuffed you have a whole store full of accessories to chose from to dress your new friend in. There has to be at least a gazillion different outfits!

The finished product! :0)

The air was heavy this weekend and it looked like something out of a Stephen King movie with the boats shrouded in the fog. (I've always wanted to use the word shrouded in something!) heehee! Quite an eerie look at times. But the sun came out and it was beautiful too.

There are all kinds of interesting shops, restaurants and such to go in. I thought of Moose Buyer so many times as there were moose things everywhere!

It was a fun time with my whole family there plus Sherri's Mom, Mimi who was 'Nanny In Charge'of D and T when we had a function to attend. This convention was very family friendly and invited people to bring their children and had children's events planned each night that the kids loved. Some conventions won't allow you to bring your kids or grand kids. It also was nice not to have to fly all day to get home but just jump in the car and drive about an hour and fifteen minutes! :0)

Husbands brother, sister in law and girls were there also which always makes it more fun for D and T. They just had a great time playing and acting silly.

Of course we had to go to Jordan Pond House and have some popovers while in the vicinity. I went on my feeding frenzy as usual and savored every bite of it!!! (Drool dcrmom!) I was going to take a picture of the popovers with the strawberry jam but couldn't stop eating long enough to get out my camera...........ahem........

Also stopped to check out the stables that were close by. They give carriage rides all season and have some beautiful draft horses.

All in all it was a great time of business and pleasure with my family. We have another one coming up in September and then back to Disney on October. Fall is right around the corner!

Thanks for all of your helpful comments on my jury duty clothing dilemma! Funsize even Googled it and got some information. I sat beside a prosecutor one night at dinner and picked her brain on ways to get out of doing jury duty right now. It was all in good fun but I may use some of her suggestions.......heehee! She told me some of the reasons people come up with for trying to get out of it and they were a hoot. One person stood up and said if the defendant was arrested he must be guilty and he would NEVER acquit! Needless to say he was not picked for any trials.

I will be catching up on all your sites tomorrow plus I must get the lighthouse tote in the mail to Laura. Did any of you win anything??? I didn't but it was a fun contest to participate in! :0)


dcrmom said...

You're killing me. KILLING me. Popovers..............................

dcrmom said...

Oh, that's a GREAT picture of your family. :-)

Tonya said...

Love the family pic and the harbor pics are awesome!

Can you say what kind of business y'all are in? Just curious sounds like the whole family is involved and that is nice.

I am so glad Buddy and the whole gang did well while y'all were gone. I know that was a huge relief for you!

Thanks for stopping by so soon after getting home!

Susie said...

Through the magic of blogging I got to visit a town I've read about :)
Looks as charming as I visualized it.
Glad you had such a good time with all your family together.

Joan said...

Okay...that's not fair. Your photos soooo make me want to visit Bar Harbor and that's just not in the cards right now! At least I can live vicariously through your trip and photos. Glad you had such a wonderful time with the family and happy to hear the "boys" did just fine.

BarnGoddess said...

awesome photos, as usual!

I want to move there....preferably near the drafts AND the water

PEA said...

Well, the nerve!! I was half way through reading your post when my power went out! Our "severe thunderstorm" arrived....for a whole minute, just long enough to put our power out! lol Sounds like it was a fun weekend for all of you...that really is terrific that the convention is family friendly, as you said, not often that happens. I so enjoyed seeing all your pictures...looks like the kind place I would love to visit! xoxox

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Sounds like soooo much fun.

the moose buyer said...

YOU ARE KILLING ME WITH ALL THE MOOSE STUFF!!!! I remember how many mooses there were in Maine and Quebec where I was from, but I already have about 300 moose things (people keep giving me stuff and now I have you thinking of me too - it's contageous).

I am so happy you had a great time. It looks so lovely (just the water looks wonderful) I miss water!!!

KC said...

sounds like a wonderful wonderful trip. I love all the pictures, such a beautiful place and such a lovly family. OH how I was LOL when I read your little words to dcrmom about the popovers. LOL LOL
I have read many hours of post about those popovers from dcrmom :P

I'm glad the boys did ok while you
were gine and that buddy's pad stayed in place.

KC said...

ummmmmmm that should read while you were gOne with an O not an i LOL oopes

palmtreefanatic said...

very nice and fun photos!
great trip indeed!
I love build a bear besides that its WAY expensive at least because for me my kids had to get all the accessories, they loved it and a memory they shall not forget!

the fog photo is erie;)

Myrna said...

OH I love it when you show pictures of your beautiful state. We went to Bar Harbor on one of our trips up there, but we didn't stay long enough for me. It is a great place. We went on the ferry to Nova Scotia from there. If I ever get to go back, I want to see more of the park.

Suzy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, It's always better when you're with family!

Becky said...

I'm delurking to say we were in Bar Harbor a year ago and we LOVED it so much. Maine is so beautiful, and if it were not for those dreaded winters I'd want to live there.

I recognized the pic of the corner in town with the little shops. And I drooled again at the mention of Jordan's Pond House popovers. OH, that was the funnest day we had. We hiked around the entire pond, which took 2 1/2 hours.

I love Acadia. Great vacation. Thanks for bringing back the fun memories.

Dawn said...

It was foggy here Sunday morning really weird for July in Colorado. I was riding my bike when it fell, so I got some pix. I'll show them on my next post.

The time away sounds wonderful. That looks like a great place to go.

Jury Duty - I got out of it once because it was my first day of taking care of my grandkids and I couldn't see getting a sitter for my first day of sitting. They let me go for another few months. But then I had to go in. I got off because I began crying as they asked me the questions - turned out the case was just a little too close to home with us at that time in our prodigal's life, so I wasn't a good fit! Hopefully you won't have any such reason to get out - it was painful to leave there in tears, though I was glad to not have to do the trial.