It didn't turn out to be a travel day, after all. The SconeLady and her husband packed, and loaded, and even left the house. They only got a few blocks, for suddenly the SconeLady felt poorly and was swiftly getting worse. Alas! It would have been such a strategic day to travel, but these plans were interrupted. Tomorrow, then. We will go tomorrow.
In the meantime, I will share some of my favorite pics from yesterday's party:
A Blue Gill is caught and revealed
These kids have pretty much grown up fishing from a dock, and now it is as natural as anything to thrill to that tug on the end of the line. Not just once or twice, but multiple times yesterday this little one trooped up the steps to the house with a dramatic announcement. "Mommy! Grandma! We caught ANOTHER ONE - come see!"
It was the sweetest thing.
To add to this, they 'made' their own fishing poles to try. They have regular ones, of course, but then they found two long sticks that could work as poles. They rigged them up, cast off, and then actually caught fish with them. We were all astounded. Even perplexed.
We do not think they would have ever stopped fishing. We think it could have gone on all night long. They never tire of it. It's the hope, I think. Once you have caught your first fish, you always have the hope that another one will strike. These guys have caught it, Big Time. Their grandpa is thrilled.
In the midst of all this fishing, and catching, and drama, some of us were in the kitchen eating scones:
The All'Scone recipe delivers
By this time, all of the Lemon Poppyseed ones had disappeared. But since there were more Butter Scones left, we generously imbibed (it could be this which set the SconeLady up for feeling poorly, next morning. Not sure. Just sayin'..).
(Or - the follow-on scone she had first thing this morning might not have helped..). But we will try again, tomorrow. All our bags are still packed, and we are both still ready to go. Somewhere North, our mothers (the two most beautiful ladies ever), and brothers, and sisters patiently await.
How can two people be so incredibly blessed?
See you along the way!