Monday, September 3, 2007

Weekend update

Labour day weekend has come and gone, and I have much to report. Though Saturday was fairly uneventful over at chez Dear, on Sunday Phil and I packed up the kiddies and headed out to Rouses Point, New York, where my in-laws have a boat. I haven't been up there since I was in my teens, so needless to say the visit was long overdue.

The trip started out well enough, we left the house on time and the roads were fairly clear. When we got to the border crossing, there were only about 10 cars ahead of us, and we were diligently prepared, passports well in hand, so we figured it wouldn't take too long. Of course, we didn't count on Phil's uncanny ability to select the line of the slowest, most anal retentive border attendant in the world...We were in line so long, in fact, that we decided it might be prudent to ration our water supply. After all, you can never be too careful.

When we finally did make it through, the marina was only about a fifteen minute drive from the border. As you can see, Maxime was super stoked about heading out on the cruiser.

Despite having to wear an admittedly uncomfortable life-jacket at all times, Emilie really enjoyed the trip, and even took the plunge in the freezing Champlain with her Daddy.

The drive to and from also gave me ample knitting time, and the first of my Summer Solstice socks is almost complete, with just a few more inches to knit on the leg. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post, which will be showcasing another finished object! The suspense is killing you? Here's a hint:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You haven't posted the finished product you hinted about yesterday yet. Hurry up already - it's like - after nine am.... :) I'm desperate to see. (Actually the hint pic yesterday was pretty fine...)

Brave Emilie in that cold cold water. I am not so brave.

cheers, Kate-across-the-way