Another nice sunny day today. Bonnie cleaned out a couple of her flower beds under the deck. I hauled buckets of mulch for her.
|Mulching the flower bed|
Not much to write about today. We got up this morning, turned down the thermostats, unplugged the coffee maker and headed for Spring City, PA.
|As we sped by|
We arrived at my sisters and after a nice dinner, spent the rest of the evening catching up. Tomorrow we get to meet both new grand nieces and see Dan the lone grand nephew again.
Just after 7 and I am up after a good nights sleep. Joe and Molly have gone to the gun club to check trail cameras and Sharon almost followed me down the stairs. Soon we hear Bonnie up also. It was not long after breakfast that Sharon started on dinner prep.
|Working on dinner|
This time we got to see all the movies and tour the inside of the buildings. Poor Molly had to stay home and guard the house.
|I sure wish I could go|
|Some of the 23 models of stoves made here|
|This stove was made in 1772|
|Down the path to the furnace|
|The old coal fired furnace that did not really work out|
|The core of the old furnace|
|This is the charcoal cooling room, charcoal, limestone, and iron ore were used here|
|This was the furnace and the foundry|
|Some of the iron ingots|
|Canon for the revolutionary war were made here|
|The water wheel drove the bellows for the blast of air injected into the furnace to race the temperature|
|Some of the cast iron stove parts|
|This is the bottom of the furnace where the iron came out|
|Blacksmith shop and tools of the trade|
|Lovely ladies on the bridge|
|Nicest place in the area|
|This was his office and over looked the furnace|
We spent the evening visiting with nephews and nieces and grand nephew and new grand nieces.
|Papa Joe and Dan|
|Dan is on the move most of the time|
|New mom Jennifer and Maggie|
|Bonnie keeps Dan busy|
|All of us together|