Saturday, August 12, 2006

Day 12: Over the Highway and Through the State Line, to Grandmother’s House We Go

States: PA to NY to MA
Total Car Hours: 7

We left PA and headed north to NY state for lunch with Grandmother. Got there early, and hung out on the lawn while we waited for her to get home. It was wonderful to catch up (though not nearly long enough!) and we were on the road again around 2:30.

Our final destination for the day was Western Massachusetts, for a visit with our cousin, her husband, and their 3 sons. We arrived in time for dinner, and got the tour of the basement, which is designed to look like the Gryffindor Common Room (from Harry Potter). There is a painted lady who asks for the password (ok, the kids behind the door ask for the password, but there IS a painted lady) and the walls are painted to look like castle walls with bookshelves and a fireplace and everything. There are even shelves with glass bottles full of magic potions and a place for each “student” to hang his robe and scarf.

Painted Lady:

Walls:

I am sooooooo jealous.

1 comment:

Genny said...

I've ALWAYS wanted a Gryffindor scarf, yo.