Saturday, July 28, 2012

And We're Back!!

I'm not even sure where to start....It has been a hectic and busy week with my brother visiting.  He left this morning to go back to Kentucky.  While he was here he saw the space shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian....

Carl took time off work and they saw the sites of Washington D.C.
Then another day while I was at work they went to see a couple of movies.  We met for lunch at my brother's favorite place to eat while visiting us--Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.  
Carl returned to work, and I took time off and my brother and I spent a day in Baltimore...

We enjoyed the inner harbor....
and we visited the National Aquarium.  
Here's a little video I took of the sting-rays being fed--They were fun to watch and to me they looked like they were smiling.
Toby is smiling too--Not because 'Jeff' is gone, but because we had a good visit with him.
I have to admit that we're all a little worn out...
I'm looking forward to relaxing, watching the Olympics and catching up on your blogs!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

45 comments:

John Gray said...

lovely photos! nice to have you back

Anns Art said...

Sounds like a very hectic week! lots of lovely sights and catching time with your brother. Love the photos of the dogs looking exhausted, bless.

Inger said...

Good to have you back, I missed you. Nice that you got to spend time with your brother, I'm sure he had a great time. With burgers like that, who wouldn't......

Sall's Country Life said...

Love the photos, looks like a terrific time! We're having burgers for supper tonight thanks to you!

Inger said...

I should have said burgers like that and a family like Kim's and, what Toby? Oh, all the nice dogs and the cat. But that burger was impressive....

Jo's World said...

Happy you had a fine time with your brother. You certainly have no end of interesting places to visit!

I loved the video of the Rays eating , looked to me like smiles, too.

Happy peaceful weekend,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Finn said...

What a great visit! Sounds like you need a rest though - plenty of Olympics to catch up on! Love your butterfly too!

dougall.dog said...

Toby sure looks like he had a great time!

harrispen said...

Glad you had a nice visit with your brother. I love your "all tired out" pictures.

Cindy

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Looks like he had a good visit ! Good to have you back. Have a great day !

scotsmad said...

Love that photo of all the dogs 'out for the count'.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

GOOSE said...

Glad you are back. The dogs look very happy.
Blessings,
Goose

Lori Skoog said...

Thanks for taking us along. Nice! Look at those sweet puppies.

RiverBend Farm said...

What an awesome trip!! And to top it off with Red Robin...whoa! Wish I could have tagged along...
Berte

Jill said...

So happy to have you back! Glad you had a good time with your brother. :)

TexWisGirl said...

so glad you were able to spend time with him - all of you. :)

Suz said...

wipe out

LindaG said...

Glad to see you had a good visit. Thanks for all the great pictures!

My Life in Blog Years said...

That hamburger looks fantastic!!! No seriously, all of your photos do. Sounds like you had a great time :)

Sue said...

A house full of tired doggies...life is good.
Sue

S. J. Qualls said...

Great that you had time to spend with your brother! Nice pictures, looks like you really saw the sights!

Karine said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun! I'm glad you enjoyed your brother's visit :o)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your visit with your brother sounded like a very good time! And a very good burger too.
I think visiting the aquarium would be soo cool- to see all that underwater life!
The furries photos are sooo beautiful, and I did a big ohhhhhh
when I saw the butterfly!
Its still light outside here, and I see the moon shining over your Golden Pines,,, - go see!
Rest up and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
love
tweedles

Denise said...

Lovely to be able to spend time with your brother. All lovely photos and very enjoyable.

houndstooth said...

What great photos! It sounds like you saw some great stuff with your brother. I'm glad you all had so much fun!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Isn't it wonderful to see the local sights through the eyes of a loved one who is visiting. I know you really enjoyed his visit.

Your photos are fabulous - love the lazy shot of everyone resting.

xo
Lynn

Joanna said...

Those rays have such sweet faces, yes they do look like they're smiling!

Glad you enjoyed your busy few days with your brother, you deserve to put your feet up and relax now - well, as much as you can with all your canine friends!

xx

phylliso said...

You got alot of things done & visiting with your brother & doing some travelling too!
Hopefully someone will take Lucus,he looks like such a sweet dog.Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Kim, we have visited all the places you mentioned here, both in DC and Baltimore and as of this week we can also say we have been to a Red Robin eatery too.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's always fun when family comes to visit, and it is hectic isn't it?

Looks like you had a great time.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Carolyn said...

I was so surprised when I logged into Blogger yesterday morning and didn't see any of your posts!

Glad you had a good time! Oh, and that burger looks dee-lish!

Best,

Carolyn

John said...

I know Jeff appreciates the great time you and Carl showed him.. even though he 'probably' didn't say so.. I appreciate it too.. I KNOW its not too easy to have family in for a few days.. but we appreciate all you did.. THANKS

jodistone said...

Those sting rays do look like they are smiling!

jodistone said...

Those sting rays do look like they are smiling!

Lily said...

The dogs look so chilled - I wish I had their capacity for relaxing! Glad your brother's visit was fun. Lily. xxx

KB said...

I'm glad that you had so much fun! I lived near Baltimore when I was a little girl but I don't remember the harbor at all! It's pretty.

Enjoy your relaxing time...

The Woodbury's said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading about all that activity! So glad you guys had a good time!

Bassetmomma said...

It sounds like you had a great visit with your brother and got in some terrific sights. That burger looks awesome! Love the pics of the dogs tuckered out. :)

2browndawgs said...

Sounds like a busy, but fun week. The burger looks yummy. I loved Baltimore when I visited a few years ago.

Mom of M&Ms said...

such a fun week... and that space shuttle shot totally ROCKS!!!!!

thanks for sharing your fun with us

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

beautiful photos! I find Red Robin quite scrumptious too. :) I love the dogs - Toby smiling and then the exhaustion. Too funny. Happy Monday!

Catherine said...

Looks like you had a really nice visit with your brother Kim! It's nice when company comes to visit, but it feels good when you can get back into your own routine as well.

The pups look nice and relaxed - haha!

Beautiful butterfly!

Have a happy week!
xo Catherine

Sweet William The Scot said...

Sounds like your brother really had a good week enjoying being a tourist. I liked Red Robin, but Lee only went there once.
Have a good week.
Sweet William The Scot

Bobbi said...

I love the Baltimore Aquarium! It looks like you did have a busy and fun week.

The dogs look so relaxed... I just love that picture!

The Witch said...

Kim,
Just catching up on some of your blog post. Sounds as if you had a great trip and a fun day with your brother. Beautiful pictures.
This has been such a beautiful hot Summer that I haven't been posting at all but I wanting to see how your Summer is going. Take care and enjoy the hot weather.