Good Monday morning, friends! It was another perfect summer weekend here as we made the transition from July to August. My only complaint about the weekend, and it’s generally my only complaint about every weekend, is that it was too short. Here are the highlights for you.
We started our weekend on Thursday night in the way we love best – hanging out on the deck, having snacks and cocktails, listening to music, and catching up on the week while making plans for the days to come.
On Friday we headed to the campground where Dale’s sister has been for the last week or so. It’s the same campground that Dale went to throughout his childhood and we also took our kids there every summer for years. It was wonderful to be back in that spot. To swim in the pond, to canoe and fish, to reminisce about the time Hannah did this or Luke said that, about the many many campfires we had and the long lazy days we spent there. In other words – we had a great time.
On Saturday we hung out at home, catching up on a few things, eating cucumber sandwiches from our seemingly endless supply of cucumbers thanks to our CSA. In the evening I went with Dale to his band job. This job is one the band does every summer and it’s always been a huge deal for the guys – the crowd makes them feel like rock stars and they just love that. It’s a private party but I was invited to attend this year through a good friend at work. I think Dale was apprehensive about me going – thinking maybe I’d tease them about it or think that it wasn’t quite as big a deal as the guys have described. He needn’t have worried. Not only is the setting fantastic (it’s a private beach club) but the people attending were warm and friendly and yes, crazy for the band.
On Sunday we again hung out at home, eating a big breakfast together, reading well into the afternoon, and then retiring to the deck once the sun set low in the sky. Dale’s dad joined us for dinner and we had a really nice visit. We ended the evening by waving to the International Space Station as it flew over our house.
How was your weekend?