Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer Vacation 2010- Part 1

This Summer, we decided to take our kids  on a fun yet educational, road trip. We packed our suitcase and headed west to the beautiful and breathtaking, Allegheny Mountains. Our destination spots were: Altoona, Cresson, Gallitzin, and Tyrone, all in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania!. We kept the trip a surprise for our two sons; we wanted to see the surprised look on their faces when we arrived at our destination. Our two boys, like their Dad, LOVE TRAINS!, and this area  is a railfan's dream come true as far as train watching is concerned. And boy were they excited!.
In Altoona, we visited the world famous Horseshoe Curve:

Kittanning Reservoir

Below is a westbound trailer train, led by a NS C40-9W and a Conrail SD-50. You can visit this area from  April to November. If you've never been there, is a beautiful place to visit. You don't have to be a railfan to appreciate the majestic

We visited The Railroaders Memorial Museum

Cute kitchen...totally my style!

We went to Gallitzin:

Watched trains:

In Part 2, I'll post about the remainder of our fabulous trip.
Hope you've enjoyed the pictures so far.

Big Hugs,


Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Lucky Birthday Girl

Yesterday was my birthday. I can't believe how fast time is flying by. The day started by opening birthday cards from my hubby and kids. They gave me gift cards to Barnes and Noble, Panera Bread (Yum!), and Bath & Body Works.
My husband took me out to eat at The Cheesecake Factory...speaking of which, I always order the same things:
the Avocado Rolls (appetizer), Shrimp Scampi and Steak Diane with mashed potatoes ( so good!!). By the time I'm done eating, I don't have room for their delicious cheesecakes.
Afterwards, we went to Barnes and Noble ( I left the gift card at home), however, I did buy three magazines. Then we proceeded to Target (love that place!).
Vince had secretly called a few of my closest friends and relatives to come over later in the evening for cake and coffee. I had a wonderful time with all of them.

In my Birthday Finest

The Birthday Cake

My sister and her boyfriend

Having Fun

Nice Tatoos

My beautiful Family

It was overall, a very happy day!

Thanks to all of you who visit my blog, and have a wonderful day, wherever you may be!