Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Last Trip of the Summer

My last trip of this summer was a trip with my mom to visit family in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Even though we live within twenty miles of each other and talk on the phone every day, it was great to spend that kind of time with her.
We went by the house she grew up in,


and spent time walking around the town square, which is actually called the Ligonier Diamond. Despite the town being small, there were two fabulous knit shops, and I was able to visit both of them.

We visited two of my aunts, both in nursing homes, and quite a few cousins I haven't seen for many years.


On the last day, Mom and I visited the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Fallingwater. I had visited once before, but this time, we were able to take the time to walk the grounds.



On our way home, we stopped at the Flight 93 Memorial, which was a somber site.



Apparently the memorial is still in the process of being built, but what we saw was powerful.


Now I'm home and beginning to think of lesson plans and school and all the little projects I meant to do this summer. I think I'll go take a nap.


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely trip and a special way to close down the summer. The Memorial must have been so difficult but yet necessary to see.