Rhinebeck was so much fun. Gracie and I haven’t had a mother-daughter day out like that in a long time…maybe since that time she and I went to Paris and we discovered she had head lice outside of Notre Dame. Even the drive was fabulous. The foliage was goregous–not quite peak but beautiful nonetheless with the bits of green mixed in with the reds, yellows and orange. We brought a book on tape, Because of Winn Dixie, and listened to it on the way there and back–it is also extra credit for Gracie.
Gracie enjoyed the animals so much–more so than Kevin and I did when we went to Maryland Sheep and Wool. It was such a joy to see the festival through the eyes of a child. So, there was a good mix of shopping and animal fun. Gracie desperately wanted an angora bunny. I did too at Md S&W and said I would buy one at Rhinebeck. But as I decided not to go and changed my mind yet again–we were not prepared. Gracie is counting the months to Maryland. My mom says she will go and we will bring Gracie too. Gracie is saving her money too for the rabbit hutch.
The frisbee dogs were a blast. We happened upon that accidentally but sat and watched the whole thing. The dogs and owners/trainers were phenomenal. Gracie has a new hobby in mind. In addtion to the rabbit keeping and the interest in learning the drop spindle.
I met bloggers this time. Gracie and I were in line at the 4-H booth for a hotdog when I saw a group of familiar looking women. I was reluctant to go up to them but, with Gracie by my side, I went for it. It was a brief meeting but I met Kerstin, Mary Beth, Kim, Norma, and Sandy.
And who was the first blogger I ran into? And into again? Ann! I love this photo of she and Gracie.
And here is my haul. And there is more on the way via USPS. Yippee!