I spent the better part of late June and early July in the car and adventuring up and down along the east coast (PA>MD>SC>FL>GA). I spent a grand total of 64 hrs at home over a four week period! The adventures began outside of Philly with a long weekend packed with family fun! In 3 days we had a memorial service for my husband’s late and wonderful grandmother, followed tby a cousins family reunion and we rounded the weekend out with a celebration of my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary! When we left Charleston temps were in the triple digits and for the duration of our trip to PA & MD it was in the 70, what a relief from the heat! Fun times were had by all, despite pouring rain and the intensity of so much family for a sustained period. We had a lot of laughs, reconnecting with family we don’t get to see often and meeting new members of the family. We took in a Phillies game (die hard fans can’t be stopped) and we ate our way through hoagies and cheese steaks. On our final day in PA we took a trip to Longwood Gardens, long on my list of places to visit and I was not disappointed.
The rest of my east coast adventures included a visit to see my family in MD, where we spent the 4th of July, a trip to FL to help my grandparents prepare for a move and a trip to GA for a business symposium. While I was in Atlanta I had a chance to visit two incredible fiber art exhibits which I’ll share with you on the next Friday Fieldtrip. I have an album of even more pictures from Longwood here if you care to spend a bit more time looking at details of this spectacular garden. It was a long day of walking and there was so much visual stimulation I left feeling completely inspired and filled up by natures beauty. I find I often need to escape and recharge someplace tranquil following being surrounded by lots of people, no matter how much I may love them! What do you do to recharge after intense time around a lot of people, or does that fill you up? What are some of your favorite “Field Trips” or vacation plans?