Sunday, July 30, 2017

Spent Most of Saturday at a Swim Meet!

Ken and I made a cooked breakfast and were on the way to the invitational swim meet in Manheim by 8:15, about 20 minutes from home!  It was a cloudy morning but on the cooler side with only a slight chance of showers in the forecast.  We actually had long sleeves on a lot of the day!

It was amazing how far away we had to park upon arriving!  There were 21 swim teams there and the swimmers were only eligible by having the best times in their individual and relay events throughout the season.  Cali participated in 8 and under freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and placed 3rd in the County in all 3 events.  Bria swam backstroke where she placed 4th and butterfly with a 7th place finish.  It was quite an accomplishment for both of them.  Cali also swam in a freestyle medley where they were seated 4th, but they won it by 3 seconds. But, here is the unfortunate part - they were disqualified by the officials for one of the girls starting too quickly.  Quite a discussion by the coaches and officials pursued because the officials couldn't agree on which of the 4 girls was "guilty". But, they were still disqualified.  It was a hard call for the girls, parents, and grandparents, but it is part of the learning process.  Bria was in 2 relays and placed 4th in one of them.   I'd say it was a very successful day for the Burkholders!

This is the Ephrata Swim Team swimmers who qualified
for this invitational meet.  What a group!

Relieving some pressure before the swimming began!

A very successful day for Bria and Cali!
So proud of them and all the hard work
they do to continue to improve!

Ken had to leave the meet at 2:15 for his step class and had to miss Bria's last relay.  I stayed until the very end and Jamie and Dane took me home, only getting there around 4:30.  It was a long meet but I really enjoyed it!

Ken was home by 5:15 and by 6:30 we were at Doloris and Fred's for an evening of card playing.  1st we sat outside enjoying the pizza Ken and I had picked up at Little Caesar's (they had already eaten, so Ken and I were the only ones eating) and just "catching up on life".  Then we played 3 games of Haus with the women winning 2 of 3 - YES!  It was a fun time!

We only got home at 11:30 and went right to bed. 

Today, Sunday, we were up by 6:45 and got ready to go to church.  We did some reading before leaving at 8:30.  We sat with members of our life group and then 10 of us went out to breakfast.  We were at the restaurant till 1 and had a wonderful time.  We all said our good-byes to Rick and Joyce (we will miss them so much) who are leaving on Wednesday to their permanent home in Venice, Florida.  It was a sad good-bye time but they will return for about 2 weeks in October and then most of us will have some time together throughout December, January, February, and March - after all, we are snowbirds!

Ken and I were back home around 1:45 and he decided to read and take a nap while I worked on this blog.  I made some sea glass pictures and of course, played some Pop Words.  I am so addicted to that game!

Ken and I took a walk in the evening, such a nice time to stroll downtown Lititz. We watched some TV and were in bed around 10 to do some reading.  It was a very relaxing day!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday was a Fun Day!

For some reason, I had a restless night and was awake for about 1 1/2 hours. So, I wasn't quite ready to "rise and shine" when the alarm went off at 5:45 so I could meet the Curvette ladies for breakfast!  It was nice to spend some time with them.

I was home by 8:30 and Ken had taken a walk and did a great job cleaning up around the apartment.  Then he vacuumed, which is one chore that is very hard on my back.  I did some dusting and reading.  

At 10:45, Rick and Joyce arrived and we spent time chatting before walking to downtown Lititz for have lunch outdoors at Tomato Pie.  All of us really enjoyed our meals and the weather was perfect for eating on their patio.

We walked back to the apartment and then played a long game of double deck Pinochle which the women won.  We are going to miss spending time with them when they leave for their move to Florida next Wednesday.  Fortunately we will be there in the winter and be together frequently.

Ken and I were supposed to go to an invitational swim meet tonight in which Bria and Cali will participate.  But, tonight's events, the relays, are postponed until tomorrow after the individual events due to rain and storms.  

The Ephrata Team had their end of the season banquet on Tuesday and Cali got the award for the most points scored by an 8 and under swimmer and Bria got the same recognition for 10 and under.  They really had an amazing season! Jamie was recognized for all the hard work she did for the team throughout the season!

I talked to Doloris and the 4 of us will get together tomorrow evening to play cards.  I think we have only been together 2 times since we returned from Florida and we miss seeing them.  Ken and I spent the evening watching TV and just relaxing.  We never got the strong storms with heavy rain that were predicted, but it still was a good thing they postponed the swim meet!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Work and Fun on Wednesday!

We both did some reading Wednesday morning and then I made breakfast for Ken since he was going to work at MCC.  He left at 8.

I did a load of wash, got ready for the day, and then decided to make a few more cards.  I can't believe how long it takes me to find the right paper combinations, stamps, and colors to use.  It really is a time consuming craft!  I also recorded our expenses and did some clean-up.

I placed a call to our brother-in-law, Dwane, who recently discovered he has a mass on his colon that is malignant.  Ken had talked to his sister, Priscilla, last evening, but I wanted to share some of my thoughts with Dwane.  We had a nice conversation and he had just received a call from his Dr. that all the additional scans they had done came back negative - what a relief.  The cancer is in the very early stage and should respond well to surgery.  

Ken was back home by 12:30 and we enjoyed lunch on the balcony.  Ken took a nap while I worked on this blog.  He does a lot of "back breaking" work at MCC and tonight we are meeting Cindy and John again to play pickleball.  He needed to rest, because we also wanted to take a walk this afternoon.  We did take a 40 minute walk that went well.

After dinner, we met Cindy and John at the pickleball courts at 6:15 and played until 8:15.  It was a great night to play - no humidity, lower temperature, and not a lot of sun.  We had so much fun!  Than we went to Wendy's for their 50 cent Frostys.  We treated Cindy and John!!!  Imagine that!  We went to bed after showers and did some reading.

Thursday morning Ken met Gary for breakfast while I got ready at home and made a few more cards.  He stopped at a local roadside stand for some delicious fruits and veggies with some of them going to Mom and Dad.  I drove to Lititz Springs Park to meet  Doloris Martinwho was there with her granddaughters, Faye and Autumn.  I hadn't seen Doloris for quite awhile, so it was fun to reconnect and to spend time with her adorable granddaughters.

After lunch, we went to Masonic Village where we played Pinochle with Mom and Dad from 1 to 5.  The men won 3 of the 4 games, but we had a lot of fun!  On the way there I had checked on Cindy, because she had cataract surgery this morning.  She is doing well!

Ken and I had salads for dinner, watched the news, and then went for a walk around 7:30 for about 45 minutes.  It is nice to walk at night.  Showers needed again, some icing of my back, and we were in bed by 9:30.  It was a fun day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monday and Tuesday - Fairly Relaxing Days

After doing some reading and studying, Ken and I took a walk on Monday morning.  The humidity and lower temperatures were welcomed.  It was a great time for a walk!  

Upon our return, Ken went to buy a cup of "java" and then we made omelettes and enjoyed eating on our balcony.  After showers, we left to deliver for Meals on Wheels here in Lititz.  We are substitute drivers, so we don't have many times that we are needed or that it works in our schedules.  We do enjoy doing it and the recipients are so thankful for the great meals.

We prepared salads for today and tomorrow and then Ken left for a meeting with our son-in-law, Dane, who is also our financial adviser.  We so appreciate his knowledge and help with our finances. 

On Ken's way home, he stopped to buy some coffee and filters.  His coffee maker had arrived earlier today from Amazon and he was eager to try it.  We had an early dinner (we had a late breakfast and skipped lunch) and then left at 4:45 to go to a swim meet for Samantha and Katelyn at Morgantown, about 45 minutes from home.

It was the 1st time we got to see them swim (they only have 1 meet per week and most of them were farther away or we weren't home).  The weather was iffy and we were forced to leave before Katelyn had her final event because it started to rain.  We found out later that she never did get to swim her last event because of thunder and lightning!  They did well considering they have just started this swimming thing!!!!!

Samantha and Katelyn getting ready to swim in the same race
That might not be good!!!!!

Ready, set, go!!!!

Looks like Samantha will finish first!

She did, but they both did well!

Samantha and Katelyn are getting congratulations from their
cousins,Bria and Cali who came with Jamie to watch the meet!

Happy cousins!

We stopped for a hot fudge sundae at McDonalds on our way home, because we had eaten so early and we were just hungry!  Went right to bed when we got home!

Tuesday was another great weather day with very low humidity and temperatures in the 70's.  We had planned to play pickleball with Cindy and John in the evening, but we called and asked if they would be interested in playing this morning.  So Ken and I went for our walk, had breakfast on the balcony, and met them at the pickleball courts at 10.  The sun stayed behind the clouds so it was perfect.  We played for 2 hours and had a fun time, changing partners after every game.  I think Ken won every game he played.  What is that about?????

After lunch, Ken had a routine Dr. appt. so I headed to the craft room to try my skills at making some greeting cards, something I hadn't done for quite a while. My creative "juices" were not flowing very well, but I finally created one that I was happy about with so I mad 2 of them.  

After grilling dinner, I went back to the craft room and did some more card making while watching America's Got Talent.  I didn't think the talent was as good as usual this evening

By 10 we were in bed reading.  It was a rather relaxing day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Church and then the Althouse Family Picnic at Masonic Village!

I got up at 6:30 to start getting ready for church before Samantha and Katelyn got up.  They arose around 6:50.  We allowed them to play on our I-Pads while we got breakfast and finished getting ready.  They enjoyed their normal PawPaw and Grandma breakfast - pancakes and fresh fruit!

We wanted to make sure Samantha and Katelyn got to go to our Church during our movie series in July because the lobby was decorated from the set of Despicable Me and the folks at LCBC did an amazing job!  There are Minions everywhere and today there were even 2 folks in minion costumes so we could take pictures.  The girls really enjoyed seeing it.  

Samantha and Katelyn working in the "lab"!

This is one of the houses that were
built by people at our church!

The 4 cousins playing together on the "set"!

After church, we were back to the apartment for about 1 hour before the 4 of us drove to Masonic Village to the Althouse family picnic.  Everyone was able to come except for Bob, at a party for his friend and best man at his wedding. and Bennett, TW and Arlena's son who is visiting with his grandparents out of state! We have the picnic at the Village so Mom and Dad can be a part of the day and they are very grateful!  There was a prediction of storms mid afternoon, but fortunately it never happened until about 6:30 and by then we had all headed home.   

Ken and I picked up Mom and brought her to the "grove area" where we had the picnic.  Dad rode there on his electric wheelchair.  Samantha greeted him when he came down the paved path -

John, Cindy, Ken and I provided the pizza, paper supplies, and a few snacks, and everyone else brought 1 or 2 food items to share and some outdoor games, a favorite competitive activity of this family when we get together!

Jamie, Lanie and Dane!

Arlena will soon be having the newest member of the
Althouse clan, Westin!  He is due August 12!

My mother, sister Cindy, and the youngest grandchild for now,

Bria is becoming such a young lady!
After lunch, the games began -corn hole, Kan Jam, Ladder Golf, and then Kubb!

Dane and John's son, Dustin playing Corn Hole!

Jamie and I got in on the acti

Jamie was really "on target" today!

Dad wanted to give it a try, but not easy to do from his
motorized wheelchair.  Thrilled to see him try!

Quite a "peanut gallery"!

Time for family Kubb, minus the champ, Bob!  Bria and Sam
did well.  The other little ones had no interest!

Katelyn has great form and dad enjoys
watching his family!
We had spectators for our games -

TW, Heather and Jack, Arlena and soon to be Westin, and Bria!

The grove is a beautiful area for our picnic!
While we were playing games, the "kids" were busy doing their thing -

...and part of Cali disappears!

Cali's back!!!

These 3 love to play together!
At the end of the day, we got a special picture - Mom, Dad, and all of their great grandchildren (Except Bennett!) -

We are home by 5:45, rested watched TV, downloaded photos, and worked on this blog!  It has been a great day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Great Friday and Saturday!

Ken got me up at 5:30 and brought me a cup of Chai!  We had planned on an early departure so we could take Wilbur to his storage area and he needed to "butter me up". I am no longer an early morning riser!  But, by 6:10 we left Lititz with me following Wilbur in the CRV to Ephrata.  After getting Wilbur in his proper spot, Ken dropped me off at Evergreen Diner so I could have breakfast with the Curvettes.  He drove to Mt. Joy to enjoy breakfast with his sponsor for his Step Study.

I finished cleaning the apartment when I got back from breakfast and by 11, we left to got to Shartlesville to spend time with Rick and Joyce.  After we got there and did some chatting, the 4 of us went to Westy's for a delicious lunch.  Back to where they are staying until they leave for Florida for a game of Skip-Bo, men by 1 card, and then double deck Pinochle which the women won.  I actually had a double run - 1st time ever!  Rick and Joyce will be leaving for their new home in Florida on August 2.  We left there around 5 and got back to the apartment by 6.  We watched the news and then I put on my SAS and we went for a nice evening walk.

Saturday morning we offered to help Jamie and "crew" set-up for the huge Divisional Swim Meet, but she had plenty of help.  So, we went for an early morning walk (it was hot already) and then got ready to go to the swim meet. The older swimmers were in the morning races so we got there around noon to see Bria and Cali.  We did stop at Target to check-out their coffee pots and Ken got his 1st Starbucks coffee!  He would have said he loved it even if he hated it! Actually he enjoyed it.

As soon as we got to the swim meet people were commenting on how well run it was - one of the best!  So proud of Jamie and all her wonderful volunteers. They really did an exceptional job and the whole meet had to be planned in 5 1/2 weeks.  Normally they find out the summer before that they will be hosting divisionals, but the team that was supposed to have it bailed out just 5 1/2 weeks ago so it was amazing how quickly they "pulled it all together"!

It was extremely hot, but fortunately we were able to sit in the shade.  Cali won 1st in all of her races and Bria won 1st in 2 of her 3 events - what a day!  There were over 500 swimmers, so they did amazingly well!

Cali getting ready to take her mark!

Good race for Cali - 1st in butterfly! 
Bria won her back stroke!

Ken had to leave the meet at 2:40 to go to his step class, but he only missed one of Bria and Cali's events.  It was over by 3 (thankful we didn't get the predicted rain during the meet!) and I was so happy I could help with the clean-up.  We finished at 4:30, just when the heavy rain started.  It stopped long enough for us to get in the car and go back to Dane and Jamie's house, about 2 blocks away.  Then we had another pouring rain.  

Ken picked me up at 4:45 and we met Lanie, Samantha, and Katelyn at the local K-Mart so we could keep them overnight.  We also wanted to give Lanie and Bob and evening alone. They did go out to dinner and then spent the evening with friends.  We took Samantha and Katelyn to McDonald's for dinner and then we all got Frosty's at Wendy's.

We were back to the apartment by 6:30 and the girls had fun in the tub.  Then we played 3 games of Racko.  We watched some TV and then we were all in bed by 9.  The girls fell asleep rather quickly!  It was a fun 2 days!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2 Very Hot Days in Lititz!

On Wednesday Ken and I watched about 20 minutes of the news because we didn't have any TV reception the entire week at Chesapeake.  It was time for us to know what was happening here and around the world.  Not sure we were better people for having watched it!  Maybe not having TV isn't such a bad thing!!!!!

I helped Ken get his breakfast together and then put on my SAS and went for a 35 minute walk.  I wanted to go early before it got real hot - that didn't work out so well!!!!!  Ken left for his volunteer job at MCC.  When I got back, I put in another load of wash, took somethings out to Wilbur and brought a few more into the apartment - certain items will be needed for our family vacation at the beach the 1st full week in August.  I cooked my breakfast and finished the wash.  Also, had a long conversation with my mother, and both she and dad are doing well!  We will go there tomorrow to play Pinochle!

Ken was back home by 12:45 and we ate lunch outside on the patio. He spent time unloadinged some firewood from Wilbur and bringing in the grill and a few more items we will need for the beach.  After showers, we went to Costco. Upon our return, I worked on the blog and recorded expenses while Ken rested.   

At 4:45 we left to go to Jackie and Dan's for a "Party" for their son, Ryan, and his family who were in from Dallas for a few days.  We hadn't seen them for quite a long time and Jackie wanted to have family and friends drop by for a light dinner to have time to socialize with Ryan's family.  During the growing up years of our children, the Hagys and our family were together many, many times including spending a week together at the ocean probably for 10 or more years.  We also went to Hawaii together as well as many other shared activities. We have so much history and memories of wonderful times.  We had great evening visiting with folks we hadn't seen for a long time!

We were home by 9:30 and went to bed to read.

Today, Thursday, Ken was up extremely early after a restless night's sleep.  I only arose around 7:15.  By 8 Ken was on his way to have breakfast with Gary and I put on my SAS and went for a walk.  It was hot again, but at least there was a slight breeze.  Upon my return, I had a light breakfast, read the paper, and then Ken and I took a few items to Wilbur and remade the bed.  I showered and cleaned the bathroom and then we had lunch.

From 1 to 5 we played Pinochle with my parents at Masonic Village.  It was a great day for the women winning 3 games to 2.  We had some amazing hands throughout the afternoon.  

We were home by 5:30 and after dinner I did clean some of the apartment, worked on this blog and watched a little TV.  Ken read!  I did have a nice conversation with Jamie today regarding the district swim meet she is in charge of on Saturday.  What a huge undertaking!  We will probably help with some set-up early Saturday morning!

I also talked to Joyce.  We are getting together for lunch tomorrow and then playing some cards.  Rick was released from his heart surgeon earlier this week and has no restrictions - hallelujah!  They are planning to leave for their permanent home in Florida on August 2.  We will certainly miss having them around, but look forward to spending time with them when we are in Florida as "snowbirds"!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Homeward Bound

Ken and I were up a little before 6 to get ready for our 7 AM departure.  We worked together and met Cindy and John in the parking lot at 6:45.  They were already there.

By 7 we were out of the CG and on our way home.  They followed us to Denny's, about 2 hours from the CG, where we all stopped for a delicious breakfast.  All of us were soooo hungry!  Ken placed his 1st order ever at a restaurant for coffee - what is happening?????  Things were a bit "pokey" at Denny's (food was worth it) and we were there a little over an hour.  It was a great way to end our time together.

Ken and I had decided to go home via 695 around Baltimore, but John and Cindy thought they would take Route 1 and go through Lancaster for that part of the trip.  They ended up changing their minds and followed us till we got off at the rest stop on I-83 in PA.  

We were back in Lititz by 2 and unloaded, unpacked, and 1 load of wash completed by 4:30 when Lanie and the girls arrived.  The 5 of us went to downtown Lititz to Roma Pizza for dinner.  Then on to Bria and Cali's swim meet at the community pool in town behind the park.  Boy, it was another hot night sitting in the sun watching the girls swim.  They had another fantastic night and Samantha and Katelyn enjoyed being with their cousins.  Ken and I appreciated having time with Lanie and a few moments here and there with Jamie and Dane. They were busy helping with the meet!

We were back home by 8:45 and watched the last hour of America's Got Talent. In bed by 10 to do some reading before calling it a day.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Our Last Full Day at Chesapeake Resort!

None of us can believe we have been here one whole week.  The time has flown by!

Ken was up early and woke me at 6 AM (I told him to) so I could walk down to the river with him to enjoy the sunrise.  Unfortunately it was a cloudy morning - no sunrise.  But, that didn't matter for we did some devotions together and enjoyed our time of being amazed by God's beautiful creation!

We met John and Cindy at the pickleball courts at 7:30 and were mighty thankful that the sun decided to stay behind the clouds, for it was rather humid! Wild Bill came and joined us for about 4 games which gave each of us a chance to sit out for a game.  Ken had another great day and although I started out rather poorly, I came on strongly the last several games.  I would certainly like to think our pickleball skills improved after playing every day since we arrived, but I'm not sure.  Time will tell!

We only left the courts around 10:30, definitely the longest and most games we played in a morning since arriving.  We had so much fun!  I am so excited that my sister is able to play pickleball.

We stopped at Harvey so Ken could have his coffee (I guess we will be buying a coffee brewing system) and we could talk about our fun week together.  Then back to Wilbur to begin packing up for our trip home.  We worked together outside and then Ken finished that area while I did the inside.  

I walked to Harvey and Cindy and I headed to the camp store to get our final cone of Mint Moose Tracks Ice Cream - so delicious.  I skipped lunch so I could have the special treat.  Then she and I headed to the pool from 1:15 to 4 enjoying the refreshing pool water.  John came by for a short time, but Ken decided to stay at Wilbur.  He had a nice long chat with Jamie, showered, and then rested.  

Cindy and I went back to her campsite and we worked together to prepare shrimp kabobs for dinner.  I showered when I got back to Wilbur and Ken and I discussed whether we wanted to go to Hershey CG next week.  When we went on line to make a reservation, there was no availability until a week from Saturday, so we will have to decide if that fits into our schedule.

Ken disconnected the sewer and water and Cindy and John arrived at 6 with the grilled kabobs and sauteed cabbage - YUM!  What a great dinner!  After dishes, we played Skip-Bo and Pinochle and the women won both games.  They left at 8:30 so we could all finish preparing for our 7 AM departure.  

Ken and I walked down to the river for one last look, then vacuumed Wilbur and brought in the 2 large slides.  The 4 of us will stop at Denny's for breakfast about 100 miles down the road.  It won't take us long to be ready to leave in the morning!  What a great week this has been!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Bit Cooler Today!

Ken enjoyed his time at the river and woke me at 6:30.  He got this gorgeous picture of the sunrise -

Another light breakfast before meeting John and Cindy at 7:30 at the courts. Ken had a phenomenal day with so many exceptional plays.  It was a rather off day for me.  We played about 7 games, changing partners after each one, and Ken didn't lose a game - amazing!

We stopped by Harvey so Ken could have another cup of coffee, but I took my cup with chai powder and enjoyed that while they had their "Java"!  After some chatting, we were back to Wilbur by 10:30 and spent time outside talking to our neighbors, working on this blog, and reading.  It was hot, but the nice breeze and shade at our site was so pleasant.

We made breakfast for lunch and then took a walk around the CG and I sweat like crazy in my SAS!  After we got back, Ken took a short nap while I played some games.  We showered and met Cindy and John at the mini golf course here in the CG.  We played men vs. women and we won rather handily.  It was a lot of fun.  

Cindy and John came to our campsite at 6:15 and they provided rice with black beans and corn and Ken had grilled boneless Tony Romo ribs.  We had a delicious supper and enjoyed eating together - the 1st time since we arrived. Then we had some interesting discussions for about an hour before the men beat us big time at Skip-Bo and Uno.  At 9:45 we called it a day.

We all agree that this time at Chesapeake has been wonderful and we need to make it an annual event.  Ken and I only left the CG with Cindy and John on Wednesday to go out for lunch and make a stop at Wal-Mart - amazing!  It has been so relaxing and fun sharing our time with John and Cindy.  Maybe next time we will stay longer, who knows????

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Can It Get Any Hotter??

Again Ken was up early to go down to the river for alone time!  I was up by 6:30, we had a light breakfast and were on the pickleball courts with John and Cindy by 7:30.  Fortunately, the sun was behind the clouds the 1st hour.  Ray, a fellow camper, had not played pickleball, so he came to watch and then we took turns having him substitute into our games.  He did well for a "newbie". 

The 4 pickleball courts at this CG at amazing!

Okay, we don't normally dress like twins, it
just happened!  Sisters have ESP!

Cindy, John didn't mean to pick on you!

So nice to spend time with my sister
and John and to see her on the
pickleball courts despite foot and hip
surgeries that weren't successful! Go girl!

This guy is so special!

We went to Harvey so Ken could have his morning cup of coffee.  I had half a cup, but I would definitely need to acquire a taste for it.  My chai is so much better!  We visited for a little and then returned to Wilbur where we sat outside chatting with our neighboring campers.  (I got to enjoy a cup of chai - so good!) We had a very nice time talking with these 2 couples who are friends.  

Although it was extremely hot, I decided I needed to take a walk in my SAS and Ken graciously agreed to go with me.  We walk for about 35 minutes and when you were in the sun, it was almost unbearable.  When we returned it was time for lunch and we decided to have omelettes, fresh fruit, and a muffin - so good! Ken took a nap while I worked on this blog and played a game of Pop Words.

Cindy and John had left the CG around 11:15 to meet their granddaughter, Alexandra, and her husband, Todd, for lunch and some time on the beach.  They were meeting about 1 1/4 hours from the CG. Unfortunately it rained when they were finishing lunch and they never got to the beach.  They did get a tour of the firehouse where Todd works.

Ken and I showered and then walked to the camp store to enjoy a cone of delicious mint moose tracks ice cream.  It was amazing!  Back to Wilbur to play a game of Pinochle outside and I was the winner!  Ken grilled cod and chicken for dinner which we enjoyed on our salads.

Cindy and John joined us at 7:15 to play Skip-Bo but 1st Ken and John had a nice time talking to the gentlemen on either side of us, one retired Air Force and the other Marines.  Cindy and I stayed indoors and had our own personal time. It was a fun evening even though the men won the game "big time"!  They left around 9:45 and we went to bed.

Can't believe our time here at Chesapeake is on the downside.  It is going so quickly.