We're back from The Girl's birthday vacation. We're a bit soggy, as it stormed every day we were there, but at least it wasn't a complete washout. I can't believe I managed to keep the trip a surprise for more than six months! That's a record for me.
We went to Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Hagerstown, MD. It was only a 90 minute drive, but we threw The Girl off by telling her we'd be in the car for 12 hours. She slept the entire ride, and we woke her up just as we were pulling in. She thought we were only stopping at the campground to check it out, since we'd mentioned wanting to go there, and to use the bathroom, and when we said it was her surprise and she saw the water slides, she was in heaven!
We paid for the birthday package, so Yogi stopped by our campsite with a balloon and birthday card. The Girl was thrilled. Her Auntie Serena and Uncle Cris spent Saturday with her, and she received some bookish goodies, which will appear in my Mailbox Monday post next week. (I was too busy napping and doing laundry yesterday to go online, so I'll post two weeks worth of books next week and spend the rest of this week catching up on blog reading!)
The Girl wants to thank all of you for the birthday wishes! I'll try to post some pics from the trip soon.