Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Hi, this is Bree with another trip update. (I think Clare is planning to blog from home today too.)
Yesterday, we took a walk downtown. Blakeney had told us her parents live in a small town - a village, really, technically - but I admit I was surprised. Downtown consists of about two blocks, a quarter of which is still residential houses. There's a town hall, a hardware store, a library, a post office, a small museum, a bank, two churches, a closed convenience store... and that's it. It was cool, though. Summer and I had gotten used to living in a more urban area, so it was neat to experience somewhere rural. I'm not sure I'd want to live here, but it was fun to visit.
The museum was closed, unfortunately, but we visited the library. There were some neat books, although it was smaller than the library at home. I was surprised that we didn't have to explain further after telling people that we're sisters, since we look so different. (We are sisters, even if we live in houses next door to each other. We're one big family.) A lot of times in other places we've gotten weird looks from strangers. I guess here they're managing to figure out that one of us could be adopted. (Actually, we both are.) The people we met seem really nice, and very welcoming.
I'm really glad I came along. It's been a fun vacation, and I like spending time with Summer. She's twelve and I'm sixteen, but we have a lot of interests in common, so we have lots to talk about.
Today, Blakeney is sick. Seems like a yucky cold. So we read books and kept her company. Maybe tomorrow we'll explore more.