Here it is, another holiday weekend come and gone. This one is near and dear to my heart as it is the one where we honor the brave veterans who have served our country and the many who gave their all for our freedoms. I am so grateful to each one. Although we did spend the weekend frivolously at the lake, we went into the small town close by the campground and observed a ceremony honoring those who have died in service to the country. It was very moving and I'm thankful for having the chance to be there. We have many veterans in my family including my husband, father, brother and brother-in-law among others.
It was a weekend of lots of wind. When I arrived last Tuesday this is what I found in the roof our our gazebo.
The nearest thing we can think of is that a branch fell from a tree, (there were many laying around), and poked a hole, which then tore this perfect "skylight" as Dennis called it. As luck would have it, we had decided just a few weeks ago that we had gotten almost 4 years of use from this canopy and that we were pressing our luck in trying to get another year. I ordered a new one from Amazon that arrived Tuesday morning. The guys put the new on on Friday and it looks wonderful. I think I'll order another one to have, just in case. They say there are only 7 more in stock so we want to have another before they're discontinued.
It was COLD on Saturday. Look at us. Lori, Me and Nita. We look like ice cubes but we're die hard campers. :-). You can see the tablecloth blowing in the wind by the door. It was like this all weekend. But at least we all had our sunglasses on! HA!
It was warmer by the gas firepit. Here are Paul and Dennis enjoying the warmth.
Beautiful flowers. I think they are rhododendrons, but I don't know much about flowers. These are along the road where I walk everyday at the lake.
Today dawned much, much warmer and blue skies. By the end of the week it's forecast to be 91F.
We have a wood burning firepit here and the gas one next door. It's nice to have the choice. When fires are banned because of wildfires, we can still have the one in the gas firepit.
Yours truly on our first boat ride of the season this afternoon. Not a great photo, but then I never take good pictures so I might as well share it. Ha! The ride was so much fun. Bald eagles were swooping down over the boat the entire time.
I'm not sure how many rides I'll be taking. The vibration of the boat seems to do something with my pacemaker. The same thing happens if I'm around loud music. I can actually feel my heart beating faster and it feels that my heart is actually in my throat. Very strange. When I checked my Fitbit while we were on the boat it said my heart was beating 188 beats a minute! I think the vibration actually triggers tachycardia or something. Anyway, a boat ride, as much fun as it is, isn't worth feeling so icky, so I think from now on I'll just be waving at the others as they pass by the camper.
As I said, I came out here on Tuesday and went back home Thursday morning and did laundry and made macaroni salad along with a few errands. I was back by Thursday afternoon and don't plan to go back home until Thursday of this week. We'll come back Friday night but home again Satuday because we have a missionary and his family staying with us one or two nights this weekend. I hope to come back early next week again.
It was very busy here with nearly everyone who has a trailer at the park, here this weekend. Now, at 10 o'clock at night, everyone is gone except Dennis and I. It's so quiet and I'm loving it. From hundreds of people, down to the two of us. Our good friends Neal and Jenny came out this evening and Dennis grilled steaks for us for dinner. Then we took a ride around the park in the golf cart. Jenny and I waded in the lake for awhile. Yes, it was warm enough and felt wonderful.
I was able to put four baby blankets together over the weekend. Nita made the squares and I crocheted around them, joined them and crocheted a border. These will all go to the crisis nursery here in Spokane. I'll try to remember to take a picture for you after I wash them later this week.
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and, if you live in the United States, have taken a few moments to remember those who gave their all for us.
"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else." 1 Thessalonians 5:15