We are nearing the end of our time on the East Coast (sniff, sniff) so we decided to hit a few sites for fall break this year. We also invited my brother Darrell to tag along. He was an incredibly good sport seeing how we were traveling with two little wild indians. We had a ball. I felt like we saw everything on the Eastern Seaboard. Which is why I must give an abbreviated review of our trip in this account. The drove up to New York City first thing and did all the funstuff there. My favorites were: Ellis Island and Broadway's Phantom of the Opera. I could go on and on about Phantom. It was absolutely fantastic. (Eric had already seen the play so he tended Ethan and Libby at the hotel while Darrell and I went. Thank you so much, honey. That was very, very sweet.) Other highlights of the trip were: Boston's Freedom Trail and Boston baked beans, creme pie and chowder, Newport Rhode Island, a corn maze and pumpkin farm in Connecticut, a real live train ride in New Hampshire through the beautiful fall leaves, Joseph Smith's birthplace in Vermont and Ben and Jerry's factory. Darrell shared a bed with Ethan at the hotels, which I thought was a great prep for Darr for future fatherhood. Darrell was also very smart, as he brought earplugs to shove in for those early morning hours when the kids were up but the rest of us just wanted to snooze. Thank you, Darr for being so helpful on the trip, we hope you had fun. (For more pix from this trip, check out my facebook page)
So, of course, as usual, we attended the NC State Fair this year. Most of the attraction of going to the fair lies in purchasing and devouring the food they offer. This year they offered something I had never seen before: a Krispy Kreme Donut Cheeseburger. In the middle is the basic: burger patty, cheese, bacon, etc, but instead of a bun on the outside, there is a glazed Krispy Kreme on the top and bottom. Now, as strange and alluring as this dish sounds, I did not eat one. I did, however, see one being eaten. Wowsers. I was amazed. Who is this person who thought up combining donuts with beef and bacon? They must have been a very courageous individual. I stuck with a BBQ chicken sandwich and a deep friend oreo.
We are Eric and Natalie Pelfrey. We've been married for 7 years and we have a energetic little boy, Ethan (5), and a sweet and stubborn little girl, Libby (3) and a chunky, precious baby boy, Oliver (1). Eric is workin' his life away as an attorney in the Big D, and I am going crazy as mommy. We are very blessed and very happy!