Friday, June 23, 2017

Rick's Surgery Day!

Ken left at 7:30 to have breakfast with his mentor for the one class he is taking.  While he was gone, I showered and made myself breakfast.  My friend, Jackie, called and we talked for about 40 minutes.  She and Dan just returned last Sunday from a trip to Norway and she was sick most of this week.  She is finally feeling better and called to discuss our couples card club that will be at their house this Saturday night.  We had a great phone conversation.  I also talked to Deb, Jane, and Joyce all ladies in our Life Group.  We discussed our "strategy" for spending time with Rick and Joyce.

Ken was home by 10:15 and by 11:15 I left to head to Reading Hospital to sit with Joyce and her sister-in-law while Rick was in surgery.  He had left his room at 11 and was expected to only return in about 4 hours.  I was so happy I was available to spend that time with Joyce.  It is always nice for people to be with you when your loved one is in major surgery.

At 3 the surgeon came to talk to Joyce and she was very pleased with how well the surgery went.  It was a robotic surgery which will make his recovery so much better.  They took him to what they call Cardiac Intensive Care and by 4:15 Joyce and her sister-in-law went in to see him.  Linda came out after a short visit and said I was welcome to go back.  He was sitting in a chair but looked so groggy.  I only stayed about 5 minutes so Joyce and he could have some quiet time together.  He was having pain, so they gave him morphine.  Hopefully tomorrow he will feel a lot better!

Now the humorous part - I spent at least 45 minutes walking around the parking garage and could not find my car!  How embarrassing.  So eventually some security men came to get my keys and then went on a search.  After about 10 minutes they brought the car to me.  I did not realize I had parked in the lower level and never found that area to look for it.  Quite an adventure!  I headed home and positively drove through the worst torrential rain I have ever experienced when driving.  It poured!!!!  I had wanted to stop at Wal-Mart in Ephrata and by the time I got there the rain had ended.  I don't think they even had any in that area.

Now here is the good part - Ken had dinner waiting for me.  What a guy!  We spent the evening relaxing in front of the TV - Ken read and I worked on this blog!

Tomorrow we will leave around 7 to go to Rick and Joyce's home to help load the truck with the things they will be taking to Florida.  It will be stored at Rick's niece's home until they are able to head south.  They have settlement on their house in the Reading area on Tuesday, so everything has to be out of there.  After that Ken has his class and we have card club in the evening.  It will be another busy day, but good!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time with Mom and Dad and Then to a Swim Meet!

Ken had breakfast with Gary and then went to Reiff's, a roadside stand, for some fruits and veggies.  I cooked breakfast for myself and did a load of wash. When Ken got home I put on my SAS and we went for a walk.  It was fairly warm, so showers were needed when we returned.

Ken drove to Jamie's for a haircut.  I painted some frames while he was gone. When he returned we ate lunch and then left to spend the afternoon with mom and dad playing pinochle.  We played 4 games and the women only won one - what is that about?????

We left Masonic Village at 4:45, enjoyed another "fancy" meal at Subway, and were  at Bria and Cali's swim meet by 6.  It was a nice evening to be outdoors. Again, the girls had unbelievable swim times.  Cali was 1st in 2 of the heats, Bria 2nd in 2 races (by a hair) and both of them swam in the winning relays. Cali's team finished 1 1/2 lengths faster than the 2nd place relay team!  It is fun to watch them and amazing at how they keep improving year to year!

I talked to my sister today to check on her.  She had cataract surgery this morning and is doing well.  Also checked in with Rick and Joyce and he will have surgery tomorrow sometime late morning.  The plan is to do his surgery roboticly.  Both of them seem to be handling this whole situation very well trusting that God will keep them in His care!

We were home around 8:30 and decided to go to bed and read. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday - Another Gorgeous Day!

Ken was up very early and spent more time studying and doing devotions.  I arose at 6:40 and cut-up fresh fruit for us and peppers and onions for our omelettes.  We both watched the beginning of the morning news.

I put on my SAS and left for my walk around 7:30.  It was a great morning for a walk around the downtown area but I am still a bit uncomfortable with my hip and back.  Not terrible, but not as comfortable as I had hoped.  I guess I just need to be patient and give the whole process time!

Ken left for his job at MCC and I enjoyed my breakfast on the deck.  Showered, worked on the blog, and then I had time to do some crafting.  Messaged Joyce several times throughout the morning to see how Rick made out at his 11 AM appointment with his cardiologist.  She texted back that they were on the way to the hospital for a catherization that would take place around 1.  Wow things certainly happened quickly.  

Ken was home by 12:30 so we ate lunch on the deck and then he went for a long walk.  I continued working on sea glass pictures.  Around 1:45 we got a call from Joyce that they discovered his widow maker artery was 99.9% blocked and they could not insert a stent during the catherization.  He would need open heart surgery in the next day or 2 and would have to remain in the hospital until that time.  They are hoping to do the surgery robotically, but it may require cutting the chest open to do it depending on what else might need to be done.  What a shock to both of them.  Their house settles on Tuesday and they were supposed to leave later that day for Florida - the best laid plans!  Fortunately they are mostly packed and all of the furniture they planned to sell has been sold and picked up by the buyers.  

Ken and I decided to drive to the Reading Hospital just to give them moral support and pray with them.  I am so glad we chose to do that!  They are still in a bit of shock but handling the whole situation very well.   We will go to their home on Saturday along with others and load up all of their things that will be going to Florida and taking them to Joyce's niece to store in her garage until they are able to leave.

Ken and I stopped at Subway for dinner and were home by 6:45.  I spent the evening crafting and Ken had a hour chat with Ernie in Canada.  They must have had a lot to talk about.  I sent messages to our Life Group to keep them updated and had a nice conversation with Deb, another member of our Group.

I worked on the blog, downloaded some photos, and the 2 of us were in bed by 10:00.  What an unexpected turn of events today, especially for Rick and Joyce!

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!  



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Left Hershey on Monday and Tuesday Was Still a Busy Day!

We were up by 7 on Monday and after a light breakfast we were on the pickleball courts by 9.  We had Wilbur all ready to depart when we left him - all we needed to do was "turn the key".

It was already very hot and humid when we began playing.  Wade and Tiffany, the folks who gave us their wooden paddles and taught us the basics of pickleball arrived at Hershey yesterday and it was so great to see them again and actually play pickleball together.  There were 7 of us who played and we had a very good time.

We said our good-byes and were on our way home by 11:15.  We had a fun time at Hershey, but it was not a relaxing trip.  By 1:15 we had Wilbur unloaded, wash started, and we sat down to eat lunch.  We had left Hershey a day early because of predicted storms and because our schedule for this week was rather crazy.  We felt our week would be a lot more "manageable" if we were home a day early!

By 1:30 they were predicting a possible tornado for our area and torrential rain. They interrupted TV shows to have continuous weather forecasting and tracking of the storms.  Fortunately, a tornado never struck this area but we did have some heavy rain and stronger than normal winds.  Ken and I decided to take a walk when it was just "showering", but by the time we got back, we were soaked.  Actually, it was a fun walk because it was so warm.  

Ken did a lot of homework for his class and then left at 6:15 for CR.  I finished all the wash and had a rather relaxing evening.  I was too tired to work on any crafts, etc.  I did have nice chats with Doloris and Cindy and enjoyed watching America Ninja Warrior.  For some reason, I enjoy that show.

Tuesday was an extremely beautiful weather day with temperatures in the mid 80's but very low humidity. Ken and I took a long walk, made breakfast and then showered.  I followed Ken to Beasley Ford in York (about a 35 minute drive) to have some warranty work done on Wilbur's engine.  We were back home by 11:15 and Ken went to his desk to do more homework.  I decided to organize and clean-up our very small outside storage area that is off our deck.  

We ate lunch and I left for my eye appointment at Costco.  Spent some time there just browsing, but I did buy some Tranquility Skorts.  They are so comfortable and just down right cute!  Then I left to get a haircut that was necessary.  Ken spent the afternoon with his brother Phil and his daughter Bella and son Lance.  They drove to Harrisburg to pick up a newly equipped handicap van for Lance that will be much easier for him to get in and out.  Ken drove their older van back for them and was so glad to have the opportunity to spend time with them today.

Lance can now get his motorized wheelchair to the front
of the van instead of always sitting in the back!

Phil and Lance were very excited about all the updated
equipment in this new van!


We both got home after 5:30 and by 5:45 were on our way to Bria and Cali's swim meet in Ephrata.  They are having a phenomenal year and enjoy being on the team.  It was a gorgeous evening to be outdoors and we were so happy to see them swim.  Cali came in 1st in 2 events and also was on the winning relay team for her age group.  Bria came in 1st in one event and was also on the winning relay team for 10 and under girls.  How exciting!

Bria was happy after coming in 1st
in butterfly!

Daddy was happy too!


We were home by 8:45 and I watched America's Got Talent.  Ken went to bed to read and I joined him at 10:30.  It seems like it was another very busy day!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Very Special Father's Day!

Ken and I were up by 7, got ready for church, and were on our way to LCBC by 8:10 arriving there at 8:50.  We had a nice visit with members of our Life Group and then sat with Jamie, Dane, Sue, and Dan.  It was another very thought provoking service with exceptional music!

After church we were invited to a brunch at Dane and Jamie's house to celebrate Father's Day.  How nice of them!!!!  We had a delicious meal of homemade sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, and an egg casserole with ham, cheese, onions, peppers, and a base of crescent rolls.  Everything was so good.  We had a wonderful time sitting around their table just chatting about life and reminiscing about the early years of our marriage and family life.  What a special time.

We left there around 2 and returned to Wilbur at the Hershey CG.  It got to the high 80's today and with the humidity it felt like 98 - wow!  We both took a short rest and then we started preparing for tomorrow's departure.  Ken worked outside while I dusted and scoured inside.  I also packed most of our clothes and shoes, etc.  Ken vacuumed and I washed the floors.  It was a needed job!

After dinner, Ken did some financial things on the computer while I cleaned up.  Then I downloaded photos and worked on the blog while Ken read the paper.  Around 8:15 I put on my SAS and we went for a walk around the CG.  We could have some rain overnight, but they are predicting some severe storms tomorrow afternoon.  We hope to be home before they materialize, but we also plan to play some pickleball around 9 AM.  We only played about 3 times since we got here and I am looking forward to being on the courts tomorrow morning!

Melissa returned a call to me around 8:15 and we had such a nice time chatting. We certainly miss seeing Chuck and Melissa and hope we can meet up sometime later this year.  It was nice to reminisce about some of our adventures together and to "catch up" in what is going on with each other and our families.

We finished our conversation around 8:45 and I put on my SAS and we went for a 30 minute walk around the CG.  What a nice evening.  It was still warm, but there was a nice breeze.  We went to bed to read as soon as we returned to Wilbur.  This has certainly been a great day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

No Time at the Campground!

It was a hot day but didn't feel too badly because it was cloudy most of the day. It was a very busy one for us, leaving the CG around 8 AM and only returning at 7:30.

Ken and I made a cooked breakfast and were on our way to Lanie and Bob's, about a 50 minute drive by 8:10.  We didn't take the turnpike, which would have been the quickest route, because we stopped at Shirk's Bike Shop to leave our bikes there so they could have their yearly tune-up.  We arrived at Lanie's around 9:30 and the painting began.

Bob is hosting a Kubb Tournament near Elverson on August 19th and has 17 Kubb sets that needed painted.  They were stained when purchased, but he wanted to paint them blue with 2 white stripes and then an additional yellow one - nothing simple about this project!  He had painted them white and then Lanie and Bob had taped them in preparation for the remainder of the painting. They had everything very well organized and it went very smoothly.  3 of his co-workers that are part of his Kubb Team also came to help.  When we left they were waiting for the kubbs to dry before the final coat on half of the block could be finished.  Then all that was needed was the yellow stripe.  We did well. 


We had quite an assembly line for this project!





Anyone who has an interest in being in the tournament should check out this website eastcoastkubbchampionships.com.  There will be all levels of players and should be a fun and interesting day.  I look forward to seeing some the "professional" Kubb players.  Bob and his team travel to several major tournaments throughout the spring and summer and do very well.  They are hosting this tournament with the hopes of getting more people introduced to the game.  It really is a great game!

We left their home around 1:30, stopped at a local roadside stand for some fruits and veggies and were at our apartment by 2:10.  Ken showered and left for his Step Study and I stayed at the apartment till he returned around 5.  We drove into Lebanon to Hobby Lobby so I could get the mat board needed for the background of my sea glass pictures.  Then we stopped at Leisa's in Palmyra for a light dinner, a place where we often ate with Ken's mother and stepfather.  It was fun to reminisce and the food was as good as we remembered.

Only got back to the CG around 7:30, changed clothes, and took our chairs to Neil and Nancy's campsite to enjoy a campfire with them and 4 of their friends. It was a delightful evening, despite a few light showers.  Back to Wilbur by 9:45 and we went right to bed.

We are supposed to stay here until Tuesday, but I think we will leave by lunch time on Monday because the are predicting severe storms later that day.  We shall see!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Quiet at Wilbur Today!

Ken was up before me and did some reading till I got up around 7:30.  It was a rather cloudy day but did get into the low 80's.  They were predicting some rain, but for some reason it never got to our location!

So, we had breakfast and were on the pickleball court by 9:15.  I was so excited to have a chance to play.  Ruth was the only person who joined us, but we had such a good time.  We played 2 on 1 changing after one of the sides got 5 points.  It was a great way to practice having better ball control.  We played until 11 and felt like we had some really good exercise.

We shower, changed, and then ate lunch outside.  We were at Masonic Homes by 1 and spent the afternoon playing Pinochle with Mom and Dad.  We played 4 games and it was a tie - 2 to 2.  Again they expressed how thankful they are that we are so faithful in coming to visit and play cards.

Back to Wilbur by 5 and we decided to do some prep work inside and out for our departure. We aren't leaving until at least Monday, but they are predicting some rain off and on the next several days with heavy storms on Monday, so we wanted to put the carpet, some chairs, wood, etc. in the basement of Wilbur before everything got wet.

Before we made dinner, I did some work on the blog and Ken read.  He grilled salmon and chicken for dinner while I made salads and sauteed veggies.  It was a great night to eat outside.

After dinner, I downloaded photos, worked on the blog again and Ken did some more homework outside for his class tomorrow afternoon.  At 8:30 we decided to go for a walk (time for the SAS to go on!) and we spent sometime chatting with Neil and Nancy and some of their friends that were enjoying a campfire. We did some more walking (it was a perfect evening with no bugs) before arriving back at Wilbur.  By now it was 9:45, so I quickly finished my blog, showered, and we were in bed by a little after 10.

It has been a wonderful day!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Busy, Fun Day!

Thursday was an off and on sunny day, but warm - 80's.  Bria and Cali came to our room at 7:15 after a good night's sleep.  They played on our I-Pads while we undid their bed, got ready and made the usual - a pancake breakfast which we ate outside.  Ken and I chose to pass on the pancakes.

We cleaned up and then we all played Racko.  By then the mini golf course had opened so we walked over to begin play again.  The 3 of them were determined to beat Grandma, but that didn't happen.  I am the reigning champ!!!

On the way back to Wilbur, we checked out the killdeer bird that was sitting on its "nest".  What an interesting bird.  It builds its nest in a depression on the ground and if you get too close, she leaves the nest and acts like she has a broken wing to draw attention to her and not her eggs.  2 killdeers have nests here and both are at "unsafe" locations, so the workers  put a chair over the nest to protect the eggs.  The eggs are rather large and tan with darker brown spots.


I love her stripes!

The eggs are rather large and unique!


The girls decided they would like hot dogs again for lunch so Ken put them on the grill.  We played a game of Skip-Bo and UNO.  After loading the car we helped the girls do some jump roping.  While here, they learned how to jump into a twirling rope.  They were excited.  

The 4 of us were at our apartment by 1:30 and the girls left with Jamie around 2.  I put on my SAS and we went for a walk around Lititz, then showered and Ken worked on his Step Study homework.  I spent time preparing to lead our Life Group study of the book, Boundaries.  It is such a challenging book that is very difficult to lead.  It is a bit too deep for me.

We met our Life Group at The Deck to eat dinner outdoors.  It was wrap night and all of the wraps we tried were delicious.  From there we went to Paparos for our study time.  Fortunately there was lots of participation and the discussion was interesting and thought provoking.  After having dessert we were on our way back to the CG by 9:30.  We were tired and went right to bed where we did some reading.

We have certainly had many fun, busy days on this camping adventure.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Great Day with Bria and Cali!

Wednesday was a partly sunny day and in the 70's.  Ken was up early and really enjoyed doing his devotions outside.  I got up at 6:45 and we made breakfast and then ate it at the picnic table.  

We met Jamie, Bria, and Cali about 30 minutes from the CG at the Quentin Restaurant.  Jamie headed back home and upon the girls request, we drove to Chocolate World to take the riding tour.  We bought Jolly Rancher stuffed bears for the girls and we enjoyed sharing cookies.  We actually took the ride 2X's. 

1st time on the ride!

On the 2nd ride we switched seats and partners!

One of the 3 ingredients in Hershey's Chocolate is farm fresh
milk.  The local dairies is what brought Mr. Hershey to
this town and the starting of his factory!

Chocolate World makes delicious cookies too!



When we got back to the CG we sat outside and played UNO.  Then it was time for lunch.  We all changed, dropped of the beach bag at the pool and proceeded to the mini golf course, where Grandma was the big winner - Yeah!  After spending about 2 hours at the pool it was time for ice cream.  We decided to go back to Wilbur to play more games.


This golf course is rather challenging!

Cali looks like she is really concentrating!

Bria takes it seriously too!

Cali in action!


We had such a good time!

On the way back they also did some playing on the playground and then waded through the creek.



Cali wasn't so sure, because the bottom of the creek was so
muddy!


What are you doing, Bria????

So, after showering the girls played some "volleyball" and did some jump roping.  PawPaw decided to take a nap, so the girls played on our I-Pads while I did some reading in my Boundaries book (I find it a very intense book that is rather hard to understand, let alone teach!).  I prepared potatoes and salads for dinner, and the girls spent time outside with PawPaw playing while he started a fire.  He grilled the potatoes and then we all made our hot dogs on the campfire. After a delicious dinner it was time for dessert - s'mores!  After cleaning up, we played Racko.  

I think the smoke was heading right over Bria!


I put on my SAS and the 4 of us went for a walk around the CG stopping at Neil and Nancy's so the girls could meet their dog Tatum.  They were eating dinner, so they allowed us to take Tatum for a walk.  After returning Tatum, we stopped by Cindy and John's site and they were preparing to head home tonight instead of waiting till the morning.  We had a nice little visit.  

So good to see Bria over her fear of dogs!  They loved
playing with Tatum!
Back to Wilbur and as we promised Jamie, Bria and Cali were in bed by 9 and then read till 9:30.  We didn't hear anything after that!  It was a fun day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Very Hot, Humid Day but Fun With Samantha and Katelyn

The girls had a great night's sleep only getting up at 7:15.  We were happy for the extra sleep even though Ken was awake for quite a while during the night reading!  They spent some time in our bed just having a silly time.

I headed to the LR and "put their bed away" and did some clean-up and packing of their items for their return home today.  I made them pancakes again and Ken and I worked together to make our egg and fruit breakfast.  It was very warm already, but we ate outside.  While we cleaned-up I gave them some ceramic animals to paint.

They enjoyed painting the ceramic animals - a fox and a raccoon!



We left the CG at 9:45 and drove to Chocolate World to take their free tour ride. What fun! They changed the ride again this year and even the cars you ride in are different. Then we spent time in their shopping area checking out all the candy and novelties they sell.  The girls decided on a stuffed bear that came with a small box of candy or Twizzlers. 

Hershey is the "sweetest place in the
World".





Mr. Hershey knew what he was talking about!

Happy cows provide the fresh milk that makes Hershey
Chocolate so delicious!




It is a fun and informative ride!

From there we went to the new Cocoa Castle so they could check out the new playground.  When we were there last summer they had a sign that it would be closed starting that Fall and a new playground would be installed.  The old one was all wood, so this is an improvement but not nearly as large.  It was so hot (already near 90) so we only stayed a short time.





They girls asked if we could go to McDonald's for lunch and we said that would be great.  We watched them eat, deciding that we were not "up" for that kind of food.

Only back at the CG for about 1/2 hour before it was time to leave and meet their Mommy, Lanie, at Wal-Mart in Ephrata.  We were there by 2 and they were happy to be reunited.  Ken and I did some shopping at Wal-Mart and then stopped at home to water flowers and get the mail.  We also had not turned on the air conditioning when we left(what were we thinking) and decided it was necessary with these very hot temperatures.

Back to the CG by 4 and Ken decided to take a nap.  I spent time recording our expenses and ordering a bathing suit skirt from Amazon (that took a lot longer than I expected!).  We worked together to make salads with sauteed onions, peppers, and chicken for dinner.  So good!  

After dinner, we changed and headed to the Pickleball Courts to play with John and his son, Dustin and his wife, Kathy.  Dustin and Kathy had never played pickleball, but were tennis players.  So they picked up the game rather quickly and did very well.  We played for about 1 1/2 hours and had a great time.

Back to Wilbur around 9:00, showered, finished this blog, and went to bed to read.  Need to get ready for the arrival of Bria and Cali tomorrow morning.  We certainly had a fun time with Samantha and Katelyn!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday - Another Fun Day with Samantha and Katelyn!

Katelyn woke at 6:20 and decided to wake Samantha too!  We heard them but they were having a fun time together while in bed in the LR.   A little before 7 they came to our room and this Grandma was not ready to get up.  They asked to play on our I-Pads which we allowed so we could watch the news.  By 7:20 Ken and I were up and got ourselves ready for the day.

Ken got fruit for the girls while I made them pancakes.  We ate outside and already it was in the mid 70's.  We left the CG at 9:20 and drove to Masonic Homes so my parents could spend some time with the girls.  They hadn't seen them for quite a while.  The 6 of us walked to the cafe where we got drinks and sat outside on the patio.  The girls enjoyed the glider type swing.  They were having an indoor picnic for dad's floor today, so the 4 of us got to have lunch there which gave us more time to all be together.  It worked out so well and Samantha and Katelyn were amazing, so patient and kind.

Sitting on the patio of the outdoor cafe!

Enjoying the picnic lunch at Masonic Homes with Mom and
Dad (MaMaw and PaPaw)
We were back to the CG by 1:00, changed into our bathing suits and headed to the pool.  I actually got in the water up to my shoulders today, but let me tell you, that water was cold!!!  Again we had some delicious ice cream.  After all, we have to treat our granddaughters!!!!  Ken left around 3:15 to do some clean-up, dump the tanks, and shower.  The girls and I came back around 4:15 and we stopped by to chat with John and Cindy because PawPaw was there too!

Everyone showered and then it was time to start dinner.  Tonight the menu was grilled filet (which the girls love!), more mac and cheese for them and sauteed veggies for us.  Another gorgeous night to eat outside.  PawPaw started another campfire and we played a game of marbles while we waited for the perfect coals for making s'mores, again!  Then we enjoyed a game of Rack-o.  

The last 2 nights have been late ones for the girls, so we were inside by 7:45 and all got ready for bed.  PawPaw and Grandma were tired too!  I worked on the blog while the girls had more I-Pad time to calm them down and then by 8:45 they were "tucked in" for the night.  We actually didn't hear a "peep" out of them, for they were so tired!

Ken and I read and I downloaded photos and finished my blogs.  I also had a little time to read!  These last 2 days have been busy ones!


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday with Samantha and Katelyn at the Campground!

Ken was up early, but did go back to sleep on the couch in the LR.  I woke at 7:15, which was 1/2 hour later than I wanted to get up.  The alarm hadn't gone off, because I had set it for PM instead of AM!  Not a good thing!

We left the CG a little after 8 and drove to LCBC about a 40 minute drive. Jamie's family was at the beach for a triathlon that Dane was doing today. (Just a side note - He placed 9th overall and 2nd in his age group.  Way to go!)  We sat with Rick and Joyce and Barb and Frank.  We left rather quickly to meet Lanie and the girls at the Wal-Mart parking lot about 1/4 mile from the Church. Put their items in our car and headed towards the CG stopping to get gas, drinks, and of course, a donut.

When we got to Hershey Preserve, we unloaded the car, ate lunch outside, and by 1 were on our way to the pool.  It was sunny and 90, so we thought we were ready for a swim. We spent some time with Neil and Nancy and their granddaughter, Olivia, when we 1st got there. The water was so cold, because it is mountain water and it is not heated.  Of course, the little ones didn't mind it and they convinced PawPaw to get in the water.  Grandma enjoyed watching from the edge!  We did get ice cream in the middle of the afternoon only getting back to Wilbur around 4:30.  

Time to walk to the pool! 
This is Miss Olivia!




Grandma's favorite spot at the pool!

Who is that gal in the orange goggles?  Oh, it is Katelyn!

Samantha loved her time at the pool!



I made salads and mac and cheese while Ken grilled burgers.  The girls enjoyed playing on our I-Pads while we were prepping and cooking.  After eating outside and then cleaning up, Ken built a campfire and we played a game of marble while we waited for the coals to get "just right" for the roasting of our marshmallows to make s'mores.   

Time to toast the marshmallows for our s'mores!


I think Katelyn and Samantha enjoyed them!

Messy, but so good!

Grandma enjoyed the yummy treats too!



After eating our yummy treats, I put on my SAS and we all went for a walk, stopping by Neil and Nancy's so the girls could meet their dog, Tatum!  Then they spent time on the playground with PawPaw while I continued walking.  

Tatum was happy to have visitors!


Samantha and Katelyn loved playing
with Tatum!


When we got back to Wilbur, we all showered and then the girls watched the 1st period of the Stanley Cup with us - they are Penguins fans!  By 10:15 lights were out, but the chatting continued.  Ken and I watched more of the game in our BR, but the reception was not very good, so lights out by 11:15.  A fun day with Samantha and Katelyn.