Hello friends and happy Monday! …especially after what was – for us! – a FIVE DAY weekend. Yep, we left for the lake early Wednesday and enjoyed a very full day and night there with Katie and her family before driving home Thursday afternoon. I shared three of my favorite photos from the trip with y’all on Friday. Here are a few more
…and – of course – a video (36 hours collapsed into about that many seconds)
whoa, no wonder we were tired 😉
The pool, the grounds, s’mores, fireworks, and of course the lake … the Ritz does July 4th in style! The fireworks are open to all, and it was pretty crowded by the time they started at 9:40 pm ET (yikes! a downside of being on the western edge of the timezone, but once they started we were all wide awake again)
… and to be clear, that last frame is Thursday evening. home.
The pace of the next three days was considerably slower. I knitted (more on that Wednesday) and spent some quality time with my journal and evolving Centering Prayer practice.
Saturday morning, Marc and I visited the farmers’ market in our town’s city center. We were a little disappointed in the produce (it seemed like most of the vendors had visited the state farmers’ market on Friday and were simply re-selling their purchases). But the bread market was authentic. Theo’s is a local favorite and we were delighted to see them there. with a long line. I tried a pistachio golden raisin biscotti (off frame to the left – yep, couldn’t even get the whole display into one photo!) and it was perfect with a second cup of coffee.
Yesterday morning, I finally made it to the lake. I can’t remember the last time I was there. There were still signs of the Fourth, but few people, and the lake felt quiet. It was a very peaceful way to begin the day.
Which was good … because after church (for me) and golf (for Marc) we watched the soccer match. and whoa, I couldn’t even knit for the second half! But YAYAAYYAY!!! what a wonderful way to close out the weekend.
and I’m curious – did you watch? and if you did, did you knit?!