Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A visit to the fire station

Uncle Dave is a Lt. with the Lancaster Division of Fire and we decided we'd try and go visit him at his station.  It was so fun, because Great Grandma came with us! Uncle Dave was so patient, fielding ALL our questions, letting us climb in the medic units and showing us the ins and outs of the ladder truck.  Brant declined climbing into the passengers seat where Uncle Dave sits.  I, however, really, really had to fit the temptation to push the pedal for the horns! 

Dave even gave Brant a Lancaster Fire Dept. hat!
 We spent the rest of the day relaxing at Grandma's.
Grandma and Henry really seemed to have a special bond.  Henry's first name, George, is after Grandpa Tobin. 

In Great Grandma's kitchen

Aunt Cathy stopped by each evening for a visit with her daughter Ashley!
 We also went to my favorite childhood park, Rising Park. It was established in the early 1900's and also at the foot of Mt. Pleasant.  We had a hike up Mt.Pleasant the last time we were there...read about it here  We had planned on hiking it again, right up to arriving at the park, but Daddy's knee has been acting up, and honestly we were lazy and just wanted to play. I'm not complaining. That overlook make my hands sweat!
the original merry-go-round.  The only place I know of one now. 

Cutie boys

Sort of a teeter totter

The pond in the park, where we used to go ice skating in the winter

Love that park!  So glad Brant will have memories of it too!

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