The Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

This weekend we all went to the Mercer Museum and Henry Chapman Mercer’s home Fontill Castle.

So much history in two amazing locations.

The Museum itself houses thousands of items that represent the trades of the by-gone era.  The Tanner’s tools, Coaches/Toll Roads and they even have a Gallows on the top floor in the Crime and Punishment exhibit.

Fonthill Castle was the home built and designed by Henry Mercer for himself.  It showcases his tile and stone collections from round the world.  There are many oddities and tiles that depict stories like those of Charles Dickens and the travels of Columbus.

His home at the time was a Castle but with Modern conveniences like central heating, bell systems and electricity.

A really neat please to explore.

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End of Summer

How else does one celebrate the last day of Summer but with a nice swim on a 70 degree day, lol.

No, we didn’t go in the cement pond but the Humans did and we were just in awe.  They said the water was warm and as long as you stay in the water it was fine.

Edgar just looked for some comfy spots to nap.

He remarked the view was lovely no matter where he was sitting.

The Summer of Moana: 102 Degrees and Humid :(

It’s super hot hear on the East Coast.  Luckily we have a friend with a pool 🙂

Bjorn was enjoying a good swim 🙂

Ta Fiti was looking super green and Heaty is in his element.  He’s been pumping out the heat and humid a little too much!

Sunscreen Everyone!!!

Poolside is a nice way to spend the Summer of Moana!

Happy Royal Almost Wedding Day!

In honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel’s upcoming wedding we decided to have fun with Photo Booth accessories.  Well, the Roomie’s photo booth accessories, lol.

It’s been fun and we all will gather around the TV tomorrow to watch the nuptials.

Except Mr. Nigel Murray and Alistair.  Being British themselves they could care less, lol.

It will be fun.  The Roomie hasn’t missed a Royal Wedding since Diana/Charles in the 80’s, lol.

Chipper Sings Stormy Weather

The skies were angry and windy last night.  Thank goodness The Roomie went and voted right after work.  Although, a rainstorm didn’t stop her from voting last time when it poured rain.  The sky looked amazing at times.

The rains were heavy and our street looked like a river for about an hour.  We didn’t lose power so the whole group was excited by that because there was a Chopped Marathon on the Food Network!

Homie used to live outside so this storm was nothing compared to some of the Nor’Easters he had to live through.  He thought it was pretty too.  At least the humidity went away and cooler temperatures made it easier to sleep 🙂