Welcome to our travels and adventures

Welcome to our travels and adventures

It's Camp Time Again....

As the month of June draws to a close, we are off to John & Di's
daughter's Stag & Doe celebration in St Thomas. We arrived a little early and visited with John & Di before we all went over to the party. The hall was decorated all weddingly and all, the games were on one side of the room and the dance floor down the middle - you are correct, Barb & I didn't see much of the dance floor! We played the games and entered a couple of silent auctions - of course I entered the one that was offering a JD gift pack so you know that one was popular! Every time I would up the bid, the same guy would also up his, needless to say, I didn't win. We did come away with a few gift baskets and had a fun time doing it.

I know, now get back to work and
work we did. Now we have the trench into the weeping tile that connects to the sump pump, we can continue working on the driveway. Time to smash more concrete, dig more trenches, shovel more gravel and get more pipe laid! So far, the little we have done is lessening the amount of water we get on the floor of the garage after a heavy rain so if we extend the drain pipe down the driveway and remove the asphalt and get back to a eco-friendly surface like gravel, we should be able to stop it altogether. In these pictures, we have taken out some of the asphalt and extended the trench, shoveled the gravel and placed the weeping tile - and not all in a days work! With all this activity, sleep comes easy for us...

We take a day to celebrate Canada Day. We walk down to the water front, just a few blocks away and find a good spot along the stone break wall and await the explosions of fireworks hosted by the town. We think they were fantastic and even better than past year, it was a great show. Then a nice evening walk back with my sweetie!

As I stated in a previous entry, we are trying to get out to as many area events as we can. Our next adventure was to the Ridgeway Summer Fest. It was like a mini Fairhope Art and Craft show back in Alabama. It was a nice walk about and we even bought some stuff! We were able to get up close and personal to some raptors that we all recognize. All in all, it was a nice day and we'll go back again next year.

Now we ready for our grandsons visit for 5 days! Barb likes to plan some activities, crafts and outings. So all of this gets a name and this year it is called CAMP RUNINMUK. It's always fun to bring in his favorite foods (sweets) and drinks that help to make his stay with a couple of old fogies enjoyable! We find that it's not difficult to keep the young guy entertained as long as he has his ipod with him! He was our first guest that stayed in the spare room and he thought it was great - but he hasn't known us in anything but the trailer so is that a fair judgement? We walked to the water, did some arts and crafts, baked cookies and had a picnic. We tried convincing him that pulling up asphalt was fun too but he wouldn't bite. What do 10 year old's know anyway....


 Well, his week has past and we're having a picnic lunch on the break water wall before we meet up with his mom. Time to get back and get to work!

Hope all is well wherever you are and take time to stop and enjoy the life around you....

1 comment:

  1. So fun reading your post and of your grandsons visit. We can't wait for those days...ours is two...so I'm headed to their place for a week....until he gets older this is fun too.