Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Amy & Dixie Visit

Chuck's sister Amy and one of her daughter's - Dixie - came to visit. They were on their way to DC for July 4th and decided to make a stop in Lexington. Amy works for Alaska Airlines and we love that she and her family fly for free. Hopefully, on the next trip, all 6 of them can come. We were able to do lots of fun things in the 2 days that they were here.

One of the reasons Amy said she wanted to come was that she saw a previous blog post with a picture of Leland walking hand in hand with her cousins to the park. So, of course, I had to capture a picture of Leland and Dixie walking to the park. Maybe this will help convince more Gates cousins to visit.

Day 1 - It was a rainy day while touring downtown Lexington, but we still had a lot of fun.

Day 2 - Toured W&L campus, Lee Chapel, and Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
This was the first time that Chuck and I did an official tour of VMI. Since it is summer, and no cadets were there, we actually went into the barracks (AKA prison like building). Usually only cadets are allowed in the building.

We also visited my favorite place in the world Boxerwood Gardens. We actually went TWICE! Dixie was hilarious "eating" her mud pies.

Chuck really was with us the whole time - he's the photographer of the family and not in one picture.

Some other cute cousin pics: Tea Party with dolls and taking a nap with their Webkins.

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you again soon.

1 comment:

  1. SO CUTE!! I can't wait for them to come visit me! This makes me miss them so much!