Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fresh Air Fund Visit

Eternity tries on hats during a shopping trip to Tar-jhay
In a not-too-long-ago post, I mentioned that we serve as a host family for the Fresh Air Fund.

Our Fresh Air child, Eternity, was here for a fun-filled week with us, and is now back in Brooklyn. It was her third summer visiting us. While she was here, we:

  • Picnicked (one of her favorite things to do); she LOVES sweet midgets pickles, tomato & mozzarella salad, chunks of bread torn from the Italian bread loaf and slathered with herb cheese spread, and Beach Bunny Cake from my Retro Beach Bash cookbook.

  • Visited just about every waterfall in the Berkshires and surrounding area, including Bash Bish Falls, Mt. Hope Farm, and the Cascades.

  • Shucked corn, roasted marshmallows on rainy nights over candles, and played LOTS of board games.

Here's a slideshow of some of the things we did and places we visited:

It was a fun week, and we enjoyed having Eternity with us. We're looking forward to next year. And, if you have a home in a rural New England area with an available bed in it, hosting a Fresh Air child is a really easy way to help someone in need. Give it a try!


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

What a great program! Good on ya. She certainly looks happy out in the country.

Oh yeah, welcome back.

LoveANewIdea said...

Thank you for visiting such a delinquent blogger! I have other posts drafted in my head, and will hopefully stay a little more constant going forward. I'll be checking out your parrots...Palin...pool posts!

Alaska-womom said...

I really enjoy your blog--thanks for sharing your life with us--the fresh Air Fund, now that is a cool idea! What a smile that girl has!

LoveANewIdea said...

What a nice note - thank you!
We were actually surprised to learn that the FAF has been around since 1877!!!

Serge Cornillet said...


I'm vegetarian so I appreciate a lot that you promote the use of vegetables!


Jeannette said...

Sounds like a great program...and what a sweet name..fresh air. YES!

loveanewidea said...

Serge, Jeannette - thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting!


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