Yesterday's garden stroll revealed a bean that decided to cling to the nearest thing it could find. Hope the wind doesn't pick up anytime soon. R took this picture this afternoon. I was shocked to see that it had grown at least four inches since yesterday. With all the rain we had and the sunshine we are currently having, I guess the growing conditions are perfect.
The kids and I ventured into Old Salem yesterday. It's always a fun day strolling the old streets and ducking into the shops for some shopping and cool a/c. We found some goodies to send to Sockapalooza pals and some goodies for ourselves, of course. About ten years ago my sister and her boys came for a visit. Her boys were 15, 13 and 11 at the time. Yep, full of attitude. Sam got in trouble at the mall for running up the down escalator. Since the mall guard is called Hanes Security, the boys felt it was their obligation to call them 'the panty police.' Yeah, cute kids. When we found ourselves cruising the streets of Old Salem, they cut loose with the sarcasm. Although the buildings there are old, they have been updated. I heard comments about '200 year old a/c systems', '200 year old cars', '200 year old fire hydrants'...I think you get the picture. Well, R walked through a spider web yesterday and decided it was a 200 year old spider web. Brought back all those memories of the nephews. Ahhh, good times!