So anyways .. . .
Before we left on our two weeks into the land of no cell phone reception nor electricity . . .
We sent out the word where we'd be .. .
and sent out a casual invitation. ..
"if you are driving by .. . .STOP!"
A few folks took us up on it.
After the kids left on Sunday. . .
we felt a bit lonely.
On Monday. . .the first motor home came driving up.
I'm a big advocate of holidays for the two of us . . .
time to relax and reconnect away from the farm and the phones. .
but we love family and friends and so I'm a big advocate of holidays with them too.
Ray and Becky brought along with long son .. .
bie turned 17 at the campsite. ..
and he came in handy when we wanted the trailer ceiling dusted.
At six foot seven. . .he officially is the longest friend we have.
All good things must come to an end.
The good weather ended on Tuesday. . .
bie taught us a new card game.
After 4 hours of playing cards under the tarp. . .
the rain took a pause. .
and we went for a walk.
It was already dusk. ..and the walk through the campsite was typical.
We generally crane our necks trying to see what everyone else is cooking.
With the camp fire ban on .. . everyone goes to bed early. . .
and it is dark .. .very quick.
A couple was walking towards us. . .holding hands. . .
They saw the lot of us. . .but didn't walk to the right side . ..(as is trail crossing etiquette)
They came right at us .. .
Our friends Kathy and S. . .. were officially joining the party.
I love nothing more than friends inviting us for dinner. . .
Friends within walking distance. . .
is pure goodness.
A big slab of salmon for the BBQ .. Fettuccine and grilled veggies.
This girl knows how to make a camp meal.
And that. . .is the end of my documentation of Manning 2009.