Sunday, September 8, 2013

In Which Hitty Rachel Visits Frederick, MD

On Saturday, the weather was absolutely lovely for an early September day in Maryland.  We drove to Frederick and began our day at the Visitor's Center.  We walked to Carroll Creek, and followed it all the way to Bakers Park.  Here's a photo of me, Hitty Rachel, at a waterfall along Carroll Creek.

Hitty Rachel at Carroll Creek

We made up our own walking tour all through historic Frederick.  We saw a replica of Barbara Fritchies house, fountains, City Hall, many church steeples, and lovely homes.  We did some shopping on the opposite side of town, then grabbed lunch at "The Cellar."  They had excellent food, and we felt like we'd discovered a great secret - all the street level restaurants were crowded, with people eating at outdoor tables, but we were in a very old basement, cool and out of the sun for  a bit!  After lunch, we visited the National Civil War Museum of Medicine.  That probably wasn't good timing for my person, who is the most squeemish person in our party.

After that, we walked to our car at the Visitor's Center and headed on a road tour of 3 covered bridges in Frederick County (out of 8 in Maryland).  Here I am at Utica Mills Covered Bridge.

Hitty Rachel at Utica Mills Covered Bridge

And at Loy's Station Covered Bridge.

Hitty Rachel at Loy's Station Covered Bridge

And at Roddy Road Covered Bridge.

Hitty Rachel at Roddy Road Covered Bridge

It was a wonderful day.  If you'd like to see more of our photos, here's a link to the Flickr set of the non-doll photos:

Respectfully Submitted,
Hitty Rachel

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From the Chesapeake Bay Hittys

May God Bless Your Celebration of Jesus' birth!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

In Which a Boy Arrives


A very tiny knock from the front door was heard.  We rushed to answer it, and there, on our front door step, we a young Hitty Boy!  We told him to please, come in from the rain.  He told us that his name is Ian, and asked if he could stay with us.  Always ready to embrace Southern Hospitality in its finest form, of course, we agreed.

A NOTE FROM OUR PERSON:  Ian is a resin Hitty Boy who is the 2012 Hittygirls group doll.  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

In Which We don't get to go

There is a grand Hitty gathering this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (today) in Wallingford, PA.  Our person was not doing her duties as a Hitty companion when it was announced, and registrations were closed before she knew she had missed it.  There is much Hitty meeting, greeting, talking, learning, crafting, gifting, traading and adopting, and WE ARE MISSING OUT ON IT.
The Hitty Girls at home decided to Pitch A Fit, and share the photos on the group site for those lucky ones to see when the return home.  Thankfully, the Chesapeake Bay Hittys did not misbehave quite as badly as some other Hitty families.
But, Hitty Beatrix was found writing a very long entry in her journal.  It began "Dear Diary, this is the worst week of my life..."  I suppose she needs to work out her feelings of disappointment, jealousy and saddness on her own.
Hitty Beatrix writes in her diary
Her sister, Hitty Rosemary, went to bed - with an entire chocolate cake!  She refuses to get up until she gets a new dress.  That could be a very, very long time, knowing our Person!
Hitty Rosemary goes to bed
The youngest, Hitty Faith, pitched the worst fit.  It was so disturbing, I'm afraid she had to sit in the corner, instead of enjoying the latest Hitty Robertson book that we received in the mail earlier this month. Hitty Faith must sit in the corner
I will be keeping the entire Hitty family away from the computers here until things settle down.  There is no good thing that can come from them hearing the stories of the luckier Hittys when they return home.

Respectfully yours,
Hitty Grace Sycamore-Brown

Sunday, September 9, 2012

In Which Hitty Grace goes on a Day Trip

Since Hitty Rachel got to go on the summer vacation at the beach in North Carolina, it was Hitty Grace's turn to go to the beach.  Can you guess where we went?

Hitty Grace's Big Day Out

We took a day trip to Ocean City, Maryland.  We left our house before dawn in order to be able to spend the whole day at the beach.

Boardwalk Entrance

We took our cameras while walking the Boardwalk.

The Inlet end of the Boardwalk

There are far less people here now that everyone is back in school, even on the weekends.  During the summer, it is usually too crowded to be fun.  You still need to be careful not to walk infront of the bicyclists, though!  Ask my person how we know this - she was almost hit!

Boardwalk near the Inlet end

The Inlet end of the Boardwalk has buildings on both sides.


Then it opens up to the beach.

Ocean City Boardwalk

The Boardwalk now has a long run where there's a cement walk closest to the beach.

For the OC Firefighters

The Firefighter's statue is new since our last visit.

Ripley's on Ocean City, MD Boardwalk

We've never gone in Ripley's - but the shark through the building is fun!

Kite Loft Kites on Boardwalk

The kite store had a lot of kites anchored to the beach.  They were fun to see.

After our Boardwalk walk, we ate lunch, played putt putt golf, spent some time sitting on the beach (while the younger members of our party enjoyed the water), went to Candy Kitchen, ate dinner and then headed home.

It was a great day of fun!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

In Which Hitty Rachel Visits Caswell Beach

Our person's family vacation was approaching, and all the Hittys were in a tither, trying to decide who would get to go traveling.  Finally, the person's darling husband was asked for his suggestion, and he suggested Hitty Rachel Raikes.  Of course, that makes perfect sense, since she is the Hitty who has lived here the longest, and has traveled the most.  An experienced traveler makes sense!

Hitty Rachel got to see the Atlantic Ocean from way up high, on the balcony of the condo that was rented for the week.

A view from our balcony

She got to see the more tropical landscaping down below, in the front yard of the condo.

Condo's Front Yard

She got to see the dunes on her way to the beach.

Hitty Rachel on the dunes

She got to take many trips to the beach.  Here is one photo of her on her final trip to the beach.

Hitty Rachel at the beach

Hitty Rachel had a marvelous time at Caswell Beach on Oak Island, NC!  She loved the Ocean, breezes, sea shells, gulls, sandpipers, pelicans and the quiet solitude of the beach.

Friday, July 6, 2012

In Which We Visit Grandma's House

On Wednesday, our person had a holiday for Independence Day.  Since she had nnot yet celebrated her birthday with her mother, the entire family went to the Eastern Shore to visit Grandma and celebrate the birthday of our person and our country.  The dates aren't the same, but they are "close enough."  Hitty Grace Sycamre Brown went along with another girl who lives here, named Susie.  Susie is part elf and made of resin, but she is very nice to the Hittys.

Hitty Grace and Susie

Susie doesn't like the heat very much, but Hitty Grace didn't mind.  She says the warm temperatures bring her wood to life!  Her first stop was checking on the herbs and potted plants on the deck.  Grandma has a very heavy butterfly living on her deck!

Hitty and Iron Butterfly

Then Hitty Grace looked at the flowers in the flower beds.  These purple ones were low enough to the ground for her to see up close!

Hitty Grace in the Garden

Then she ventured past the back yard, which isn't very big, to the edge of the meadow beyond.  There were a lot of Queen Anne's lace flowers blooming.

Hitty Grace in the open space behind Grandma's yard

We found a plant on the edge of the meadow, and Hitty Grace got some help to see the Queen Anne's lace up close!

HItty Grace and Queen Anne's Lace

It was a beautiful day!