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Monday, August 18, 2008

A Visit To Delaware

Hello Everyone! It's good to be getting back into my normal routine after our trip to Delaware to spend time with my extended family. My parents rented a huge, gorgeous house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where they and all their children and their families gathered to spend time together. At one point there were twenty-three people staying in the six-bedroom house, with seven of those being six years old or younger!

I'll do another post with some beach pictures, but first I wanted to post some of the garden and plant photos I took throughout the week. I really didn't take that many photos at all, mainly because I didn't have my camera handy when I wanted it and keeping track of all the kids precluded leisurely picture taking. But here are a few nice ones from throughout the week.

These were taken in downtown Lewes, Delaware. This is a nice area to walk around with arty shops and pretty B&B's and sidewalk cafes. We really enjoyed the couple of hours we had here just strolling the streets and window shopping.

These next photos were taken at Cape Henlopen State Park. This was a very nice park, especially if you are a biker. They even have a bike shed where you can borrow a bike for a couple of hours, free of charge. They have a nice beach area which, although crowded, had very nice facilities, there were lots of paths and trails throughout the park, a frisbee golf course, and a WWII observation tower which you could climb. They also have lots of programs which you can find out about at the Nature Center which is where these photos were taken. You see, they had a very nice butterfly garden area just outside the center.

These last photos were taken at Nassau Valley Vineyard, the first winery in Delaware. They have a self-guided tour and then provided wine tastings. It was very interesting and they had some pretty landscaping in addition to all the grapes.

Well, that's all for now. I promise a future post with beach and family photos.


tina said...

Looks great and no weeds anywhere! I think somewhere it is written rule that all wineries have nice romantic landscaping interesting plants. At least it seems that way:)

DP Nguyen said...

Wow, what a wonderful place to visit! Just beautiful!

Cindy said...

Tina ~ It was amazing, all the yards/gardens I saw were so well kept. Good thing I live in the country and no one can see my weed patches - haha.

DP ~ the DE shore did have some nice points although the traffic was not one of them - LOL.

Eve said...

I love the birdbath with the two birds on top. So pretty, and the flowers just make a very special spot.

I can imagine all those people in one house. We are like that when we all got together during family gatherings. It is loud and uncomfortable but still fun.

Rose said...

Looks like a beautiful place for a vacation. Getting your whole family together for several days sounds amazing--I had enough trouble trying to organize mine for a dinner! But I'm sure you enjoyed the time together.

Cindy said...

Eve ~ Yes, I particularly liked both that birdbath and the one at the winery. And yes, it was quite chaotic but it was nice to see everyone.

Rose ~ Usually it's only at weddings and funerals that we are all together at the same time. So this was a nice treat. Of course it will probably take the aligning of planets for this to happen again. LOL.