Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Interlude

On Saturday morning, Samantha and I took a drive down to Lake Anna to visit my parents for the day and spend the night.  It's always a nice little getaway, with a beautiful drive down to get there, through rolling countryside, barren green battlefields and small, historic villages.  To be perfectly honest, however, one of the highlights is always a quick stop at a Wawa just before we exit the more populated part of our trip.  Don't laugh!  I'm serious!  Don't know what Wawa is?  Let's just say that, having grown up in South Jersey in the shadow of Pennsylvania Dutch country, Wawa is the most awesome, fantastic, excellent convenience store chain on the planet, and we're very, very sad that there isn't one anywhere close to us.  Weird, I know, but I could easily write a whole post about it.  Take 7-11 and turbo-charge it with real, hand-prepared hot and cold sandwich selections, a massive coffee station, flawless customer service, and, in most cases, a nice, clean rest room.  Samantha knows it better as the place where we buy a donut for the road.

Anyway, I digress...

On a whim, I stopped off in the parking lot of one of the battlefields to take a couple of pics of my still-cooperative child.  The stop took us less than 5 minutes before that cooperative-ness degraded to an ornery whine, but I got some of what I wanted, and we carried happily on our way to the Wawa lake. 



Yes, that's an Olivia tattoo on her arm.  I'm knowingly contributing to the delinquency of minors.





19 comments:

Jim Cim said...

Great photos.

my life: said...

I wanna come next time! :)

Deanna said...

beautiful!

my family said...

oh sammi you are so beautiful I dont believe you have an onery bone in your body

Anna Theurer said...

Wawa! I miss Wawa. Great photos of Sammi. She is so beautiful.

Alicia Llanas said...

hahahaha love your comment on the tattoo!

April Vernon said...

Great pictures! I especially love the last one! Priceless! I haven't been to a Wawa but have seen them on my travels. I'll be sure to go in next time! :)

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

I love the last picture. Just pure joy on that beautiful face of hers.

I personally like a girl in a tattoo ... says girl with 2 of her own!

Jess said...

It sounds like that convenience store is to you what the Cracker Barrel is to me! My mom introduced me to that restaurant on a family road trip one year so whenever we are near one (like within a few hours of one) we are so there!

Denisemomof4 said...

You passed my house on your way!! Next time stop by and see Maddie and I!

Anna said...

love this. I completely understand. The past few weeks weve had a wedding and a graduation and I laugh to see all the photos showing how onrey our little G can be when it comes to taking pics. Sammi is just adorable.
Thank you for teaching us about Olivia. We are addicted. )

Rochelle said...

Sounds like a fabulous getaway!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

love the PHOTOS!! love them...what a great weekend! smiles

charity said...

love the photos

Leah said...

Mmm.. Wawa sounds great. And those photos just made my day. No... made my WEEK! Gorgeous!!!!

ChaCHA online said...

I absolutely adore the last photo! Laughter is my favorite thing to catch on film. :)

And indeed, the Wawa would be greatly appreciated in this neck of the woods!

maria m. said...

Beautiful pics of a beautiful girl!!!

teal915 said...

She's so pretty. I've been meaning to take the kids to the battlefields for a picnic. Have you ever been to the little castle. It's not really, but it looks like one.

Jenny said...

LOVE these pictures!!