We decided to do the Christmas in July theme this summer.
First we went to Byers Choice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
It was so much fun. They served cookies and peppermint ice cream.
They had all kinds of displays, not just Christmas, although that was the theme.
Barry got to see some other former Presidents. He wonders what he will look like as a doll (lol).
On Sunday, we decided to continue the adventure of Christmas in July. We went to the National Christmas Center in Paradise, Pennsylvania (near Lancaster).
So much fun. The exhibits took me way back in time.
There were exhibits celebrating Christmas in many different Countries.
Also, Christmas Trees abound here.
I got to do some “shopping” at Woolworth’s. It was a really fun time. Christmas In July was something new for us and it was bunches of fun!
I like this historic house a lot. It was built-in 1728 by the Keith Family.
The property was a huge asset during the Revolutionary War for both Washington’s and Howe’s Forces. The Patriots used this property during the local battles. When the British took over the area with their victories against the Americans after the Battle of Brandywine. They set up encampment here using the farms resources.
It was a hot and steamy afternoon but well worth the trip. Stop by if you are ever in the Horsham area!
The Roomie heard about the Air Victory Museum last summer but this is the first chance we’ve had to see it.
The Summer of Barry continues with this museum. They had a piece of the 911 site and an exhibit to the tragedy of 911. It is a part of American History now. It brought up sorrow but it was an important exhibit.
There were many planes. Model Planes and some helicopters.
Buddy is a history lover from way, way back. There were exhibits for Amelia Earhart and the Hindenberg Disaster.
Barry was thinking how cool it would be to fly one of these jets. Fast and Furious….mach 3 style!
When we left we headed over to Mt. Holly, NJ for some lunch. Jimmy and Eddie found the food amazing and the beer even more amazing, lol!
…or like we call it…Saturday ❄️
It is with sad heart that after 12 years of travel and adventure Bjorn Maelstrom is being forced to retire. This weekend saw his worst injury today.
While visiting Historic Hope Lodge to ring in the fun Christmas Season Bjorn suffered another radical amputation. If you follow his travels you know that he’s lost both hands, his tail, his nose and his hair due to many individual circumstances. This time he has lost his arm. He is running out of parts to fall off.
So for his future safety and under much protest the old boy is now shelf bound. His family and friends will keep up the travels and adventures but for the foreseeable future Bjorn will be a quiet old man in retirement 😦 This makes us all sad since he was the one who started it all. Hang in there our Norwegian friend.
This weekend we went with the Roomies to the Beach.
Gru has put the word out that all off this is his…you may borrow his beach for a fee.
It was too cold to go down to the water but after the Nor’easter we got a week ago Homie was shocked that the beach looked this good.
Jeff the Clone declared this beach superior to his visit to Tatooine. That was like Death Valley. No fun!
Jeff the Clone has decided this is his new house. Until Gru explained that it is on his beach, thus, it his domain.
Jimmy and Eddie discuss why they’ve been angry that none of their travels have been included on the blog. These guys are super famous and stuff.
Don’t you people know who we are! We are the drunk guys who gave you the California Trip of 2012!!!!
This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.
We live in an area that is filled with Historic places. The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.
Today’s battle saw the British taking the field. That’s revolution speak for winning.
I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats. The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.
It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.
If you get a chance go visit. This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.
I’ve repeatedly told the Roomie that I do not like to travel this way (especially since my nose fell off) but she insists on it.
While in Cleveland we went too the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was fun and loud, lol. Being from the tranquil forests of Norway it was an eye opener for Ingrid and Me.
So much history in one place. We had so much fun. Elvis and anything 50’s early 60’s are my favorite but Ingrid is all about Queen.
The view from the 3rd level was amazing. It was an overcast/rainy day but Lake Erie looks awesome in the distance! To lean all about the celebrities, the Bands and the era’s of music from Carl Perkins to Beyonce was super cool.
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!
It was Bantley’s first trip to the beach. It was smiling the whole time.
Bjorn Loves the beach and can’t wait to get back there. Even though there are seagulls.
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!
The Roomies were securing the summer rental this past weekend and we got to tag along. The Beach looked inviting!
China loved the warmth of the sun.
Bow, Elenor and Cookie were sunning themselves on the bench.
We drove around town. It was so quiet, not like the hustle and bustle of the Summer months.
Homie loved the “protecting” the local leprechaun.
The Roomie changed the lyrics to the Robin Sparkles song “Lets Go To The Mall” with “Lets Go To The Shore” and then sang it for hours. Now I can’t get that silly ditty out of my head. Ugh!
Anywho…can’t wait for the Summer to start 🙂