Saturday, June 23, 2007

Time to catch up

Assuming I still have a reader or 2 out there. I didn't really mean to be MIA without letting anyone know, but I went on an unplanned trip to WV with my mom, dad, neice and nephews. Dh ended up staying home because he had to go back to work. My parents had been here a week, then they decided to go up to WV to visit both of my Grandma's graves, and just basically visit some of the places they used to live, etc. I decided I wanted to go since I hadn't been back in YEARS. (I was born in WV, and my Grandparents still lived there for a long time after we moved.) While we were up there, we decided to make a trip to Cass railroad so Evan could go on a train ride. We rented a little house in the "town" of Cass (it was bought by the state and is actually a replica of the original turn of the century town.) The kids had a great time. The night we stayed in the house, we had deer and bunnies in the back yard. The kids chased them, and then later they caught fireflies.
Yesterday we had the actual train ride. Evan LOVED the train. We went up the mountain and some insanely steep grade for a train, and spent 45 minutes in one of the remnants of a logging camp. The ride back was insanely noisy, so Lauren was NOT happy about it at all. The breaks pretty much squealed non-stop, and all she really wanted to do was SLEEP.
We spent a little time when we got back exploring the museum, and gift shops, and dealing with Evan screaming that he had to get back on his train. By that point, we were all starving, so we headed to the nearest town (an hour and a half away) to get food. On the way back, on the curvy mountain roads, I hit a deer. Everyone was fine (I had Lauren, Evan and my 11 year old neice in the van with me) and the van was still driveable (thank God). My front bumper is smashed in in the driver's side, and my hood is all dented, and there is some damage to my headlight, but it still works. The poor deer did not die right away, so we had to watch her jump all over the road, and then lay writhing in pain. I don't think the kids really saw much of that, (I know Evan didn't) but I am just heartbroken about it. I couldn't do anything to help her, and it was pretty obvious she had babies somewhere. There was just no way I could have avoided hitting her.
Anyway, we are home safely now. I will try to get back here to upload some pics of the train ride, but not sure how long that will take me. I had mountains of laundry, and a 3 year old who is heartbroken that his Grandma left. Hopefully I will have time to get caught up on blogs tonite.


At 8:28 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Glad that you had a good trip. How terrible about the deer but glad that you are all ok.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Hey Julie..........I was wondering if everything was ok with you. Good to hear that no humans were hurt. That is sad about the deer.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger niobe said...

What a scary and sad accident. Glad to hear that you and your passengers are ok.

At 12:21 PM, Blogger kate said...

Sorry about the deer, but glad you are all OK. Something similar happened to us when Alexander was little. Glad you are back! I am leaving this note here because i doubt i will be the IM, like, ever again ;)

At 8:03 AM, Blogger MB said...

Sorry about the accident! I'm so glad to have you back!

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

Great to have you back and Im glad you had a wonderful time with the kids.
As for the deer, that must have been horrible to watch. Im glad you are all ok.



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