Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm Back! :)

A 10-day vacation morphed into a nearly 3-week vacation!  Yay!  Because the giant big-box pharmacy that my husband works for has a store in Clinton, MO, he was able to pick up some hours and commute to and from the lake cottage.I have now had my fill and am happy to be back home.Even though we spent a good deal of time at the cottage, much of it was filled with finishing up the work around the place that typically we work on in the Spring.But because of the weather and other factors, we were behind on nearly every aspect.

R worked on the logs and painted the front of the cottage.We planted lots of new perennials in the garden.We antiqued.I read, he relaxed.We replaced the guest room bed and bought a recliner for the living room.There were lots of rainy days in between so in all the time we were down there, we only boated 3 times and he never took out the jet ski. That's one for the books.

I didn't take too many pictures.  We've had the lake cottage since 2005, so like a child, each year sees less and less photography.  But I did manage a few shots that I'll share:

R is punching in the directions to Hermann, Missouri.  We went to Stone Hill Winery for lunch and wine!  :)

This was taken on the way to the winery.  Can you believe this is Missouri?

I'm lazy and shot photos from the car as you can tell from the deceased bugs on the windshield!  Here we were leaving the winery.

On the way back, we went through Bay, Missouri.  Such a pretty area with lots of hills and church steeples.  I must go back with my better camera and spend some time!

This was before Edie's second boat ride.  Her first boat ride consisted of water with lots of wakes, wind and tons of boaters.  She was not impressed.  Here, she doesn't look impressed with the idea of trying boating once more.

But the weather!  Zero-percent chance of storms and calm water; it was the perfect day!

First we got gas at Hiawatha Beach where we saw the PO PO because there was a fugitive in the lake area and he was being hunted down!  :) *awesome*

Look at all that horsepower!  :)  *vroom*vroom!

Here we are waiting for Daddy to bring us lunch from Big Dick's Halfway Inn which is 29 1/2 miles from where we dock. While waiting, I started seeing clouds over the horizon that were looking a tad threatening and then we heard thunder!  Thunder!

From the boat damage we experienced with a horrendous storm in 2011 seen here:  2011 Boat Damage , we were slightly concerned!  We put the food away and punched the boat to try and get home except it wasn't looking well according to the radar:

We were able to duck into someone's dock while it stormed like crazy!  :)

Thank goodness for Captain Morgan!  ;)  He always takes pictures like he's still in the military.  Ha-ha!

Luckily Edie handled this with bravery.  Of course we were in a very sheltered cove, so the wind wasn't creating huge waves like in 2011.

Finally, when it was just sprinkling, we decided to try the drive back and came upon this.  Fortunately, right after I took the picture, the clouds stopped dropping!  Whew!

I had time to do some sewing.  This was the only item I documented: a bunting for our bike display:

Now we're back home and Edie has one more intermediate training class before graduation and we take a summer break! She loves her rides in the car!

I went to an auction last Saturday and my great-uncle's auction in Illinois was last Saturday, as well, so I'll blog about that coming up!

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