Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day weekend at Oriental

The kiddos came to Oriental this weekend and we had a great visit.

The Avion is all set up.

Pretty crane on our shoreline.

We went kayaking and canoeing.

And spent some time relaxing in the warm weather.

Robert brought me a set of these beautiful watercolor paintings that his friend made of Sojourn.  So pretty!!

And a final little boat ride and it was time for them to leave!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Back to the coast

We headed out to the coast like the Beverly Hillbillies!  Duane driving the truck/trailer - the bed of the pickup loaded with "stuff" - wheel barrow, tools, boat bumpers, ladder, trash can, etc.  I followed in the mini-van/trailer stuffed with charcoal grill, two lawn mowers and various other necessary items.

Mostly set up.  I need to get the awning out.  Lots of grass mowing to do!

Water is calm...boat is just like we left her!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


I plant the Amaryllis bulbs that my grandmother gives us each Christmas outside each spring.  I have 7 or 8 in an outside flowerbed and they seem to do fine, even with the crazy single digit temps we've had this year.

This is the bulb from 2 years ago, I believe.  Lovely!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


I forgot to put up a photo of my "birthday cake".....Zuccotto cake....oh, my goodness it's good!!  Duane sortof surprised me at the restaurant by calling the waitress over at the last minute and order it to-go.   (We were absolutely stuffed at that point so couldn't have eaten it at the restaurant at the time if we'd wanted to).  I should have put a fork down for size - this "slice" of cake is huge!   We had it the next night with a nice glass of wine.  Lovely.

Saturday, we attended our EAA 1114 chapter summer picnic.  It was fun to see some folks we haven't seen in a while (we don't attend many of the meetings)....but it was a soggy mess!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Trip to the mountains and my birthday!

Unfortunately, we had to make a trip to the mountains to attend Duane's uncle Kelly's funeral.  Sad day for the family.

Stormy skies - the view out back of Granny and Cordy's.

The rain started right after the funeral....Kevin had promised Granny that he'd plant some flowers for her - so they braved the downpour.  Obviously having a grand time playing in the rain!

When I got home, I had a birthday pressie waiting on the doorstep!

From my sweet sis!

All good fun - these especially!!  She knitted a pair little sock-ets to wear with thong sandals!  They keep the sandals from rubbing a blister.

Very cool!!  So comfy!