Tuesday, August 1st when we woke up around 6:45 it was another welcoming sunny sky. A wee bit of fog off to the east but that burned off really quickly. Bill plugged us into the power outlet and I popped my first pie in the convection oven. We poured our tea and coffee and sat together at our laptops. This is our little morning routine and it is funny how it just fell into place when we moved into the Suite.
This morning I noticed my sister, Donna’s, email invitation to their Civic Holiday weekend celebration. They open the Acreage up to family and close friends from Friday to Monday to camp or just visit on a daily basis. We don’t take our rv in anymore, it is too tight to get through the trees but we usually pop over for a meal together and their big campfire. This year it will be even more sporadic as we have a wedding on Saturday.
We noticed our neighbours out and about before 8. It is such a gorgeous morning that we all want to get moving! After we all got cleaned up we loaded into Gerry’s truck and he drove us to Keady Farmers Market. It isn’t the place I’ve been before, it is all brand new to me. We split up for an hour and wandered our own ways.
Bill found the same bamboo sheets we bought in Quartzsite and the same price so we bought another set, without the US exchange. We also wanted to replace our pillows so bought two bamboo ones as well. We noticed many things, similar to the Big Tent experience in the southwest so didn’t dawdle. I checked out the fresh fruits and finally found a small basket of cherries that fit my taste and budget.
|Crazy crowds and crazy heat|
|Loved these birdhouses, the one on this end "cracked" me up!|
|Beautiful nautical display|
|These buskers were very good!|
Wendy and Bridgette, a lot like Pokey's sound
We were all fading, the heat was wearing us down so we headed home with Bill showing Gerry the quickest way back home to The Ridge. We had some lunch and settled in our recliners before our company was to arrive at 3 ish. I know for a fact that a few campers had a snooze. I managed to stay upright and awake, making sure things were ready for the birthday boy’s visit.
|Rob and Pat arrive before the storm|
|Hail, but I couldn't capture it too well|
|Visibility was poor with the wind and rain|
|Tree branch down in the corral|
|We were all dry inside the Suite for Happy Hour|
|Damage to our driveway|
|Rob's promised pie|
|And I provided dessert|
|Happy Birthday, Rob!|
|I love this picture of Pat at the gate|
|The Rock Glen North gang at the Ridge|
I downloaded today’s pictures from my 3 sources and set about finishing this post. My eyes are heavy and that tells me that I have had a busy, fantastic day. The sky was beautiful again showing a gorgeous sunset. I hope you all had a great day as well.
Thank you for stopping in today.