Time For Bed
Take The Long Way Home

Greetings From Maryland!

I had all kinds of cute titles in mind for this post, which I thought of on the drive up, and now they're all escaping me. Always happens. Bah!

So we didn't come up here early this morning after all. I woke up at something like 1:30 in the morning and stayed awake until about 4:20 - when I had to be up at 5! But I crashed and slept through my alarms, and by the time I woke up at 9-something, it was too late to be worth the four-hour trip for five hours of festival. I was so mad at myself! Buuut, we didn't have anything planned for Sunday, so we decided to come up tonight, get a room, and be there early tomorrow morning.

It's probably a good thing we didn't try to come up after all. After we checked into our hotel here, we met with several of the vendors from the festival at the pool. (Shoulda brought our swimsuits! We hiked up our pants and the kids swam in their skivvies!) Apparently, they were turning away people from the fair because it was too packed! That would really have stunk, if we couldn't get in after coming all that way. Saturday is by far the busier day, so I'm hopeful that we won't have any problems tomorrow.

By the way, is there anything funnier than a little kid farting?? The car started getting smelly, and I asked Rob if it was him. Sophia (3) piped up from the backseat, "NO, I FARTED!!" and we all giggled. About ten minutes later, she said in an alarmed tone, "Mommy, Daddy, I have to go poop!!" which made me laugh even more. We stopped as soon as we could, and she sure did have to poop. Whew!  I don't know why that strikes me as so amusing, but it does...

The ride up was pretty uneventful, but tomorrow will be more interesting. I forgot my camera, though!!! Wah! This weekend will be totally unscrappable. Hey, wait, I *do* have my camera phone now. But I don't know how to get the pictures from my phone to the computer - anyone know? I don't have a cable for it; can I email them somehow?

All right, that's all I've got. Toodle-oo!