Homie the Vacation Minion!

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SAM_4018 (400x300)I love to sight see more than my roommates.  I went with Bantley to the Lighthouse at Hereford.  It was really neat.  The gardens were beautiful.  The views from the top of the lighthouse were amazing and the view of the ocean was perfect!

When we were in Cape May we went to see the Firehouse.  It’s a free exhibit (so you know I’m in).  Lots of history there.  Also the Roomie was thrilled there was a cut out fireman to stick her face in.  She’s a weirdo.

Although, when we went to the Aviation Museum I did stick my face in the astronaut.  So many cool things this summer.  I wonder what’s going on this fall!

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Bantley’s First Vacation…Ever

So Bantley went on his first Vacation ever and he seemed to like it.  Here he is smiling.

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The beach was lovely and he got to hang out with his friends.

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He even went sightseeing.

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It was a great time.  He was making friends everywhere he went.  There was this lovely Frenchman who thought he was a celebrity but found out that Bantley was just a fun loving Troll with a penchant to having his photo taken.

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He is one handsome Troll.  Sure not as good looking as me but then again…who is?  I’m Bjorn Maelstrom and I’m hysterical!  Wait till you see what Homie was up to on vacation.

The Maelstrom’s On Vacation

It’s not a regular time when a bunch of the Maelstrom’s are in town for a group vacation.  This year we lucked out.

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A Family Portrait at the Beach (Boone, Ingrid, Bjorn, Arvid and Nils).

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The weather was perfect and the water was refreshing.  Being Nordic we tend to like the weather colder but even the heat of the summer could dampen our fun.

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Nils was all over the place.  This was his first trip to a beach ever.  He doesn’t speak much English but he was having a blast!

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We are a fun bunch that much is true about the Maelstroms!!

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Ingrid did a lot of sightseeing on her own.  She loves all the tourist things like Museums and such.  Here she is at the Cape May Firehouse Museum.

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She also made it to the Aviation Museum.  She said we missed a great time.  You can get in the vehicles and play with the equipment.  I definitely need to visit this one!  I love touching stuff!

A Taste of Summer

We got to go to the beach last weekend which we’ve been sorely lacking this year.  It was cloudy and windy but you know what…It was AWESOME!

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It was Bantley’s first trip to the beach.  It was smiling the whole time.

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Bjorn Loves the beach and can’t wait to get back there.  Even though there are seagulls.

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I was trying to be creative with the Lifeguards in this picture.  I’m wild like that!

We all can’t wait to go back!  See you soon Ocean!

It’s Not Raining…Right Now

OMG…such storms last night.  Kept us all awake.  More storms scheduled for later today.  The Roomie said we should sneak outside while we had the opportunity.  It was a great time.

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She likes to bird watch at this little birdwatching area near us.  She says that April is the best time to watch the birds.

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We saw some great looking birds.

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Sometimes I forget the cool things in the woods.

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She was correct that today was a great day for it.  It’s still cool and windy but at least the sun was out.

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We know the rains are coming back soon.  You know, “April Showers bring May Flowers” thing.  But this little escape was just what we all needed.  Hope you got to go outside today too :)

April Showers Brings…Flooding

Early this morning we were all awoken but the sound of a torrential downpour of rain.  It was still dark and very miserable outside.  All a part of Spring.

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This afternoon Mick and I went down the Crick to see what it looked like all swollen.

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Yes it is weird to say Crick when it is a Creek but when in Roman…yada, yada, yada.

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It finally stopped raining and the “CRICK” looked kind of cool.  It also made me glad that I gave up living in the Forest.  It’s wet and mossy here.

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The trees are starting to bloom which is a good sign that Shady Days are coming closer and closer.

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The Roomie loves the rain.  Probably because she’s never had to live outside after a rain.  It’s damp.  ‘Nuff said!

It’s Spring….ish

We got outside today.  Sunny and about 65 degrees.  It was a nice break from the rain.

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Even Mick got out for some fresh air.

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Ingrid was so happy.  She’s been semi-hibernating all winter.  Too cold for her.

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A wonderful day at the Arboretum.  It was a really quick trip but we are all hoping to get some forest time in this weekend.

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No lie…it was an awesome day!