Monday, June 29, 2009

Heaven on Earth Part I

We got back from our camping trip on Friday. Saturday was a catch up day,and Sunday I was down for the count all day with a migraine,so this is the first chance I have had to post.

Monday at Rick's eye appt they did determine that his lenses have some irregularities to them,meaning that they are slightly misshapen. During testing they checked his lenses with his eyes dilated and his eyes normal. The irregularities were more prominent while dilated, so they gave him some drops to keep his pupils more restricted,the theory being that it may help minimize his double vision. So far there has been no change. If these drops don't work,they will go to a stronger drop,and if that doesn't work,then surgery may be an option.
Tuesday was Zach's last day of school,and they had their honors assembly. Zach received a health award and honors for the third trimester,as well as honors all year. He was nominated for the 5th grade writing award,but he did not get it. It was great that he was nominated,as he writes really well for his age,and has many stories that he works on.
After he got home from school,we left for our camping trip.
Pittsburg,for those of you who don't know, is the last town before you reach the Canadian border in NH. It's a large area,but does not have a lot of residents. There are mountains,lakes,ponds, heavy forests,and alot of wildlife. In fact,a section of Route 3 is called "Moose Alley" because there are always moose either crossing or on the side of it.
This was the view of First Connecticut Lake from out campsite at Ramblewood Campground. As you can see from the left side of the photo,they have areas for campers as well as tents,and they have cabins across the street and right on the lake as well. This was our first morning there. We were so happy to see the sun! We hadn't seen it very often the last couple of weeks. We went fishing at Second Connecticut Lake ( well, the males fished and I reread my Outlander book by Diana Gabaldon). We also went exploring on some roads to see more of what the area looked like. We have been camping up that way before,and are seriously considering moving up there once Zach graduates high school.

You can't really see it in this picture, but Zach has a small Brook trout on his line. He caught this at Second Connecticut Lake.

I will have to continue this tomorrow. I am getting my migraine back and am not feeling well all of a sudden.


  1. i loooove your blog! and hope that you keep up with it!

    so sorry to hear that you suffer from migraines - i do too - and know how bad they can be and how long they can put you out of commission.

    Your husband sounds like a man filled with courage, bravery and honour. How lucky are you and Zach?

    But you are also filled with courage, bravery and honour...look at how willing you are to share your family's story so honestly...and all just to help others!

    You both make your country proud! Thank you again!

  2. Thank you for your kind words,Kymber! We are very lucky to have such a wonderful man in our lives.
    You sound like a very special person yourself! Thank you for serving your country as well!