Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jacket Weather Today

We pulled out of the dump station at 7:57 this morning, three minutes ahead of Ted's schedule.  We had said our goodbyes to Jay and Stella just moments before.  They will leave on Wednesday for the UP of Michigan.  It was 54 degrees.  Ted had on a sweatshirt and I put on my windbreaker.

On Friday we ended up with another houseful of folks.  Pat, Kelly, Cassie, Ally and Cassie's current boyfriend, Kyle, all came to spend the afternoon.  We already had Sam and Morgan so eventually Kara and Bill arrived.  The kids were going to their Dad's for the weekend so the four of them gathered up all the kids' stuff and left.  Bill fixed a piece of molding for us before they took off.  It sure is nice having a handyman around!

The rest of us went to Bad Brad's BBQ for dinner.  We sat at a big picnic table out on the patio in perfect weather.  It was delightful!  I ordered a glass of Riesling and it came in a jelly glass.  The others received their drinks in mason jars.  The menu was great and everyone enjoyed their food and the company.  Stella and Jay came along too.

Ted went shooting on Saturday, stopped at the grocery and filled up with fuel.  I cleaned up to make sure no one had left anything.  Luckily I didn't find any items that didn't belong to us.  We went to church at 4:30 for the last time this season at St. Joseph's.  When we got back we left for Miguel's Cantina.  Stella didn't get her salsa made the way she wanted and wasn't crazy about her meal but I had mahi mahi that I really enjoyed.

One thing none of us liked was the birthday celebrations.  They blew shrill whistles and banged a drum throughout the entire singing of Happy Birthday.  The fourth time they did it, we had enough.  We mentioned to the manager on our way out it was excessive and very disruptive to what we had hopedwould  be a nice dinner.  I doubt he cared.

We returned to the campground and played cards inside our rig.  It was cold and rainy and I felt bad for the people in tents.  Friday night Ted took two lights over to some campers trying to set up a tent using the headlights on their car.  They finally got it up and brought the lights back.  Then to add insult to injury it rained and got cool.  You win some, you lose some.

We are approaching Columbus OH heading to Zanesvillle for the night.  It is noon on Sunday.

The most beautiful moments always seem to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” 

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