Today was a fun day. After morning formation at Batallion (first and last day of the week), and a quick stop for breakfast and e-mail check at the business center (during which time Ryan brought Robbie to daycare), we left for Alexandria Bay. It’s a quaint little town right on the St. Lawrence Seaway. We had tickets for Riverfest which was sponsored by MWR and AUSA, two organizations that do lots of recreation and morale stuff for soldiers. We took an hour-long boat tour of the Thousand Islands area in the St. Lawrence Seaway, and then we went to the Boldt Castle on Heart Island. You can read all about the castle here: http://www.boldtcastle.com/ It was really pretty and will be even moreso once they have more renovations complete. We had a picnic lunch on the grounds of the castle and that was really neat. We both had a great time and we’re definitely going to go back again sometime – maybe when mom & Dad & Rick come to visit us. The day was certainly worth the $15 we paid for each ticket.

After we got back from the island, we looked through a few of the shops along the main street and bought a couple of souvenirs – had to get a magnet of Boldt Castle for our refrigerator. Then we headed back to Ft. Drum and got Robbie from daycare and then went to Lowe’s to look around at stuff for our house. We were pleased to find out that they offer a 10% military discount!! That sure was a nice surprise. We got supper from Wendy’s and took it back and ate in the ghetto. Then we played cars and balls for a while with Robbie before bed, and after he was down, I crocheted on my doily. I’m almost done with it – only 1/2 a round left to go!!

No news on our house yet. . .