After that we said goodbye and began our long trip home. We made our first Dunkin Donuts stop to get a large order of Munchkins. I thought that we could save some for home, but Ada and Liam took care of the whole thing by late afternoon.
We did stop at the Ponderosa for dinner in western Pennsylvania where Ada didn’t quite seem to mind standing on the wrong side of the buffet.
Last full day in New York. We went to Queens so that we could see Dori one last time before we left since she had to work. We did watch the Portugal beat Wales at a beer garden that was pretty empty before walking to the river before collecting Dori.
On the way back home we went to the beach one last time.
Pie Face game – seems to be right up Sofia’s alley. Jake not so much. Dori was a sport, though.
For the day we went to a park where the girls played in the sprinklers. When they closed it down for the day, the park staff took the girls’ shoes that were still in there and locked them up. We couldn’t get them until the next day.
Peter, Liam, and I played soccer with an Italian family that was there which may have been Liam’s highlight of the trip.
After a long day which ended with Ada’s final track meet at City Championships and Liam’s soccer game, we left Minneapolis at about 9:30 and headed for New York. Just two half-hour nap stops for me, but we made it all the way through.
The second photo was taken in New Jersey just before arriving in New York. That storm became an absolute nightmare to drive through while on Long Island.