Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin time

 Our second annual pumpkin carving night
 Check out miss Lexi sitting up at 5 months
 Brad bought us all these nice pumpkins (and Libby helped)
 Libby helping Uncle Mike carry them in
 Cute picture of Libby and Daddy
Look how big Lexi is!  She really does smile alot...just not when you want her to!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Openshaws Part Two

 The gang at Pumpkin City. 
 Just try to get those girls to smile and look up at the same time!
 It was so much fun watching Max and Libby on the rides.  They had quite the groupies to wave to on each turn and they got their parade waves down very well.

 These cars went around about 20 times and they waved to us the whole time!  So cute!
 Sunday after dinner we had a great walk on Strands Beach for the sunset

 Uncle Brad got home from his backpacking trip to join us.  Those Macbeth girls were sure glad to see him
Thanks for coming Openshaws.  It was a great trip.

Openshaws October Visit

 First stop - Legoland!  Don't you love Tanners creation?
 The whole gang
 We waited the longest for this ride.  We love the playstations for the kids while the parents wait in line!
 do you think these boys might be a bit big for this ride?
 Max was in heaven
 Lexi enjoying our view of everyone else on the Sky Power ride
 We came home early for dinner with Mark, Becky, and Pops at Baja Fish Tacos and then our favorite ice cream spot...Thriftys!

 Ellie was such a big help with Lexi.  I think she is ready to babysit!
 Saturday was a beautiful day at Montage Beach
Max loves fire hydrants and liked this white one

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Newport, RI and one last day in NYC

 We left the ship and walked ALL of Newport!  Terry says it was 20 miles but probably more like 6 or 7!  It was a bit drizzly.
 Loved this great rock wall
 We toured 4 mansions.  This was the Breakers....totally ostentatious!!!
 We didn't know what kind of tree this was but we loved them

 Marble House Ballroom
 More walking the next day....almost all of Central Park
 Terry loved this violinist playing Vivaldi
 Max and Libby would have loved all the bubble guys
 Here we are on Poets Walk....did I tell you how much I love Central Park?
 We bought a few jokes and a joke book from the same guy I bought some on Santa Monica Pier in February!!  How weird is that?
 Bathesda Fountain

 My favorite building in NYC
 Our double decker bus got stopped by the Secret Service as they escorted the Pres. of Iran from the Intercontinental Hotel.. It was just like in the movies
 Loved all the taxis waiting for the Sercret Service all clear!
We saw a play on Broadway, Cerano de Bergerac, and then hung out at Times Square at midnight.  We then caught a subway back to Brooklyn to pick up our luggage and then to LaGuardia to spend the night at the airport for our 6am flight!  We had a great trip and loved every minute...well maybe not the flights~!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


 The USS Constitution
 Boston Common
 We think this was a giant hibiscus

 These very healthy big squirrels were everywhere

 Paul Reveres grave
 One stubborn elephant going up against the donkey!

 Fanuel Hall
 Our 43rd anniversary ...spent the day in Boston and a nice formal dinner on the ship that night.
Columbus Circle