|Brenna & I in Maryland! :)|
Adam and I love to do paranormal investigations, so one of the first days there, Brenna and her oldest brother Josh took us through the woods to this old abandoned graveyard. It held a family of five that had passed away in the late 1800s from some sort of disease (like influenza or something of the sort). We didn't find anything, but it was still a lot of fun! Later in the week we did another paranormal investigation with Brenna's other brother Mat and his wife Heather at another larger graveyard. :)
Ocean City is right on the water, with a huge boardwalk that has a small amusement park, arcades, shopping, restaurants and a beach. I loved this area! The photo of Brenna and I above, is us at Ocean City in front of the Ripley's Museum. We didn't go to the museum though, they were charging $30 a person!! I thought that was outrageous. While there we stopped at an arcade, which had Adam's favorite arcade game, Terminator! We had some lunch at a pizza shop, stopped at the amusement park and rode some rides (my favorite was the pirate ride, I'm a big pirate fan). Last we stopped in a souvenir shop where I bought a pirate mug that says "Pirate Rum" and looks like an old beer stein, a pirate shot glass and a postcard. Assateague Island was another beautiful beach that had wild ponies all over it! When we first arrived we saw absolutely no ponies, just lost of pony poop lol! We decided to go to the beach and got some sun for a couple of hours. Dark clouds started to roll in and it started to rain and thunder, but Brenna was determined to show me some ponies! Ha ha! I guess the rain brought them out, because we ended up seeing a bunch! I got some great shots of them, but was afraid to get too close as they are wild. Below is a photo of some of the ponies we saw on the side of the road. :)
|Ponies at Assateague Island|
Other days, Brenna and I just stayed in, relaxed and had some girl time. She has two older brothers and Adam got along with them great so he spent a lot of time hanging out with them. We painted each other's nails, played some Nintendo games from our childhood, did some fun modeling photos or just hung out. It's always good to have downtime on a vacation so you don't get worn out. Thankfully during this week, my RA seemed quiet and I felt great for the most part! I'm so happy my body was cooperating during this time. Brenna and I had a girls day out one day and she took me to a place called Ross, which is like a TJMaxx, I loved it so much we were there for almost three hours and didn't even realize it, ha ha! I bought a new dress and some shirts for cheap money! I was happy. :) We then had lunch at a Mexican Restaurant which was yummy, and then stopped at a few other shops.
|Adam & I in Rehoboth!|
We stayed in Maryland for an entire week, and left Saturday morning to head to Tennessee where Adam's dad now lives. It took us a lot longer than expected to arrive - it seemed to be the day of mishaps for us! First, after driving for about two and a half hours, we stopped at a Dunkin' Donuts so I could buy a coffee. Adam went to pay and realized his wallet was missing. I payed and then we pulled over to search the car, where it was nowhere to be found. We called Brenna and after a while she found it in her house! Phew! Then we seemed to hit traffic everywhere we went, so it set us back a lot. My RA started to bother me during this ride, my right knee kept getting really stiff and achy so we had to stop every so often so I could get out and walk around. What was supposed to be a 7 hour drive, ended up being almost 12 hours! Ugh. When we finally arrived in TN, we were exhausted and just crashed for the night. The next day was just spent relaxing and recovering from the long trip.
|Adam with a huge Roman Candle - he's a nut! lol|
|Smokey Mountian Knife Works|
Most of this trip was spent relaxing and not going out too much. My RA still was doing really well and keeping quiet, but my stomach started acting up real bad. I've lost more weight, and am due to have my endoscopy next week. Hopefully I will have some answers soon, my clothes are all too big for me and I can't afford a new wardrobe! We stayed in Tennssee for a week, and left the following Saturday morning. We decided to make a stop in Virgina to see the Luray caverns. Everytime we go down to visit Adam's dad, we always pass signs that promote the caverns. I've heard they were beautiful, so we decided to stop and see. They were beautiful and I got so many photos! However, we went on a busy, busy day! There was a tour bus that arrived just ahead of us so we had to wait in line for a little while. It just amazes me how beautiful our earth is, and makes me appreciate it even more. I know it's just rocks that form into these formations, but it's still amazing to think they are made naturally this way.
|Me at the Luray Caverns, VA|
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