We spent the weekend at the lake and it was just gorgeous down there. It was much cooler then in town with a lovely breeze to keep any lingering bugs away. Most of the black flies are gone by how but there are other creatures flitting around that can give you a nasty bite. Poor Son got stung twice on Friday at a golf tournament once INSIDE the nose and once on his big TOE! His toe is a mess, it's twice the size that it should be. I think he should go to Walk In Care but I am just the overly protective mother of her 34 year old only child! :o)
The grands and an extra came down to stay with us which makes for a lively time. Grampie took them out fishing just a little over from our place in front of BIL's place and they were bringing in the sunfish left and right. In all the caught about 30-35! Today they wanted to go again so out they went in the boat to that nice fishing spot and before long we could hear yelling and hollering, I thought someone had got a hook in their finger!!! I ran out and Mr. D was pulling in a big one with all his might with Son holding onto his pants to make sure he didn't fall in!
They came to shore to show us the big bass that he caught and then released it back into the lake. If you aren't going to eat them, release them!
Now is that a proud look or what?!! He caught it on a little hook that he had been catching sunfish on a few minutes before!
I think that is one proud Papa too! :o)
We had a great time, there was way too much to eat, something about eating outside at the picnic table at the lake makes things taste soooooooo good! Ribs, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, veggies, chips, coleslaw, potato salad etc etc For brunch I made a double batch of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting and those didn't last long...........
Of course it isn't the lake without going for a few rides in the boat. Nothing like a Personal Flotation Device to make one look styling! :o)
We packed up and came home and my sister and BIL have moved in for the week. I hope they get good weather like we had. It's looking like it trying to rain today, I sure hope we get a good dousing!
We didn't go near Bar Harbor while the Obama's were here over the weekend. Roads were closed and there were enough Secret Service guys around to keep an eye on everyone. Cars were lined up for miles as people were trying to get a glimpse of the First Family, First Dog included. The merchants in downtown were happy as their cash registers were ringing from all of the tourists in for the day. I don't know of anyone around here that went down. It's just too hard to get around with so many people and half the roads being closed off. I love going to Bar Harbor and look through the shops plus have a popover at The Jordan Pond House, the later being more important then the former!!
Must get out and mow the grass before it starts raining I guess. I can hear Dad mowing my FIL's lawn next door and the yard man is over there trimming the shrubs, Summer is more then half over for us here in the north east. Sigh.......