Aliens in the Apple

Weekend in Pottstown

Franci 7 Oct 2010 Being tourists Family

Last weekend we visited Ben’s uncle Sherwood and aunt Sharon in Pottstown, near Philadelphia. It was a very nice restful weekend, just visiting and getting to know them a bit better. Their daughter, Esther, is away at college, but Jonathan was there and the kids loved playing with him — he’s really good with children.

Driving there was pretty good. Ben did really well in the rain and all the traffic, and the roads weren’t too busy, thankfully. Check this out: 6 lanes each way!

We passed a big nuclear power station with 2 great big chimneys billowing smoke into the sky, which to us kiwis were quite the sight to behold!

Uncle Sherwood and aunt Sharon live in a really nice area with beautiful old homes. We enjoyed being in their house — the space, multiple bathrooms, the backyard and tree swing, aunt Sharon’s good food, and the good company of family.

Here are some other pretty houses nearby:

Marica enjoyed playing outside even though it was a bit cold. Ben and Jonathan had a good time riding the unicycle and Ben even rode it with Marica on his shoulders! No photo, sorry.

We visited a historic house in Pottstown called Pottsgrove Manor. It’s been restored very well and we took a tour through. The bits I caught in between Esther’s crying (she had a cold) were very interesting!

A lovely weekend all around — thanks, uncle Sherwood and aunt Sharon (and Jonathan)!

Comments (6)

Joan Brauning 7 Oct 2010 at 12:07pm

You weren’t far from us while in Pottstown. Looking forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving.

Franci 7 Oct 2010 at 12:35pm

We’re looking forward to seeing you too! Lots!

Hannah 7 Oct 2010 at 5:09pm

Liked the first photo of Marica under the tree. She’s grown some more just since CO.

Brenda Anderson 7 Oct 2010 at 8:40pm

A good friend of mine lived in Pottstown, so those photos all look familiar. I made that drive up 422 (and past the Limerick nuclear station) to her house so many times back when I lived near Valley Forge. Your post brings back good memories of that time.

Franci 8 Oct 2010 at 8:50am

Glad to be walking down memory lane with you, Brenda! :-)

Susanna 9 Oct 2010 at 1:36pm

Looks so fun Franci! Getting out of the city is always an amazing little treat!