Entering Chicago... no... the vacation is not in Chicago... who in their right mind would vacation in Chicago? However, 13 hours after we left home we arrived in Skaneateles, NY.
My sister Sheila and her daughter Cecilia, newly back from England... this will finally reside again in the USA!
Bilbo driving in his new car.
Bilbo considering the trike...
Sam out fising.
This is the cottage down by the lake.
Frodo sporting his new swim goggles.... not very sporty if you ask me!
Just playin' around
My sister Sheila's husband Michael prepared a great dinner, pasta with either shrimp/avocado/capers/garlic/peppers or red sauce. Delicious!
Brownie Sundaes for dessert. Notice that Bilbo had the first accident of the vacation. For some reason he decided to plummet himself off the step flat down on to the patio stone. Ouch.
Eowyn followed pursuit in the accident department by tripping over backwards on a pipe and slicing her foot open. Grandpa is a doctor so no fears.
One of the traditions on Skaneateles Lake for as long as I can remember (at least 1976) is to "light the lake" on July 3rd with flares.