Airedale Duo on Guard

Henry and Josie anticipate Maura’s arrival, as she brings @perpetual_puppy_airedale  (AKA Scout) into the house on Saturday afternoon.
My Pandemic pup(pet) has entertained the grandchildren virtually but Saturday they got to meet him in real life. He’s got an Instagram account and I’ve photographed him and posted. Maura said to me -when I had him on Face Time – let me see him run around on the floor, show me both your hands!  He’s the best kind of pup for me, zero maintenance.
Four of the Grandkids, their mom and two real Airedales and were here this weekend for a quick 24 hour visit. I had not seen them in 3 months.

Germany 1984 Throwback Thursday

My parents visited when we lived in Germany. I drove them to see Munich, Garmisch, Berchtesgaden and then onto Salzburg, Austria. It was a Bavarian Alps Road Trip. Here they are posing for me with their grandchildren Mark, Matthew and Laura. It was a happy time together.

Tourists outside the Gasthaus.

Oldest Free Library Building Now Museumlab

Saturday morning we went to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the new Museumlab (for older kids) is in the adjacent First Free Library.

In the original part of the museum, Charlie (4) and Maura (10) had a wonderful time together in the BACKYARD section which was open since it’s summer.  When they would swing, the Interactive Metal Sculpture made clanging tones and the Bubbling Mud was great fun.

A favorite finish to a fun day at the Cloud Arbor misting pipes by Ned Kahn.

A Blanket, A Pillow, A Chair

You can drape a blanket over the back of a chair or two, add a pillow in the floor. Enter the tent you’ve created.

Magical half light.

Accompanied by a soft, huggable toy bear. Liftoff to space. A cabin in the woods. A racecar or castle. Whatever, wherever you wish it to be.

Throwback Thursday – 13 years ago

One of my favorites.  A sweet moment in my driveway, thirteen years ago.

Anna and her brother Michael.

The doll belonged to Laura and is now at her home with their cousin Charlie.

 

Headed to the Car Last Saturday

A Six Word Saturday. From Columbus Ohio

Leaving the Franklin Park Conservancy last Saturday afternoon after a nice lunch at the Cafe of macaroni and cheese or the grilled cheese sandwich. See the next photo


We saw Mark the Bugman http://www.bugs.org/ who offered some worms sautéed in olive oil. I couldn’t hear the species as there was a lot of excitement and noise from all the children attending the presentation. I spoke with a mom who said she tasted the olive oil primarily. I thought I should sample one but just couldn’t. Help yourself.

Showing off the giant egg sac of the Praying Mantis.

 

3500th Blog Post Today

3500th Blog Post Today

Thank you readers and followers and fellow bloggers for hanging in there with me all these years.

I appreciate your looking at the photos (hopefully right side up), clicking the like button and writing comments when you can, even when it’s been a hassle.

Wednesday afternoon view from the Heinz History Center.

It’s Spring Break at Grandma’s House for three of the grandkids.

I am fortunate to live in a city with so much to offer. 

The Airedales Sense A Trip

And they were correct. a car trip was about to begin.

The only thing is they were not going to be included on the drive from Ohio to Pittsburgh.

They saw the luggage.

They felt the excitement.

The kids were putting on shoes and coats and leaving the house. With suitcases and pillows and backpacks.

It was a trick to get them out of the car so we could be on our way today.