Our trip to Ambridge, PA last weekend (yes, I know I’m a bit late) was very chill. We didn’t go many places; all the apartments we visited were in town; heck, we spent one afternoon just playing Civ IV, multiplayer, “hot seat” style. (“you know you’re laid back when.”) On July 4th, we lit a bunch of sparkly things on fire at a nearby construction site, and we were invited to join the other incoming seminarians to be introduced to one of the good local bars. Just the sort of mini-vacation we needed.
Our one actual outing, other than church, was to the “Big Butler” county fair. County fairs are the best – walking around aimlessly, petting animals, eating things that you never knew could be deep fried, spending unreasonable amounts of money to throw darts at something, and cringing at the clown you really wanted to drop into the dunk tank just so stop laughing like an axe murderer for a few seconds. Below are some of my favorite pictures from our evening there.
it’s a bunny
and another little bunny
half a bunny
twice a bunny
It was lovely spending time in Ambridge while the weather was beautiful, and about ten degrees cooler than it was in Maryland at the time. The apartment we decided on is just what we need, just in our price range, and in a lovely part of town that reminds me of old Williamsburg. Apparently, it was originally founded by an uber-conservative Christian commune in the early 1800’s that had celibacy as of of their primary doctrines. Needless to say, their sect hasn’t persisted.
I did finish my silk Neckerchief while I was there, pictured here with bits of Seretha’s impressive wee front garden.
It was blocked severely once we got home, to bring out those perfect leafy shapes. You may be wondering what a “Neckerchief” is.
It’s more or less a modesty scarf. To prevent what PeaceBang calls “a festival of inappropriate sharing.” As a hopeful future pastor’s wife, I feel it is my responsibility to collect things of this sort. Thankfully, they are also cute.