Friday, September 17, 2010

A couple weeks ago.....

We got up early in the morning and drove a long way, curving around a scary winding road that was 25 MPH in places and took us way off into the country. We were going to visit very special friends that had flown into the area for their brother's (& sons) wedding. I honestly wouldn't want to hike in this area but it was awe inspiring - when you opened your eyes. :) This picture is the straight stretch. Once we got to our destination someone said, "You actually feel like your in the middle of somewhere." But the answer to that was, "yes, the middle of nowhere." It was a cute town, but, well, you're off the beaten path. The friends were worth it.

We packed a picnic lunch and ate it in a beautiful gazebo on the courthhouse grounds. These little cookie/tartlets were very popular. They tasted good too.

Then after going back to the bride-to-be's house and helping to wash window screens and clean up the yard, we hit the town a'walking. Because it's what we like to do when we're together. (We walked miles and miles and miles together in downtown Washington, D.C. - and it is a terrific memory!)


We saw a cute vintage VW Beetle

The coolest old doors....

....a flower shop window....

...took our picture in the middle of the street - well, hey, the're were hardly any cars to use it...

...the beautiful courthouse building and the gazebo where we ate lunch....

...roses....

... there weren't any "no trespassing signs so we climbed the rickety stairs and found these apartments...

...and then we came back down....not altogether...the stairs didn't feel so secure....

And then we said goodbye until we don't know when, and wound our way back home.


This was another visit filled with teasing, laughs, adventure, working together, pictures, and funny things!

We weren't supper hungry as our day together drew to a close, but we had to wrap it up with some sort of meal and ice cream! So off to a recommended local hamburger joint, all six of us girls perused the walk-up menu. Finally, after much cogitation we gave our order off the kids menu: 1 order of chicken nuggets with fries and 1 order of nachos. The girl is looking like "is that all", and the guy looking over her shoulder commented, "wow, we thought we were about to get a big order."

Well, we'll be back for ice cream we explained.

And then we sent Theresa back to ask for ketchup. And we thought about asking how much they charged for water. And then we divided the five chicken nuggets between all of us. They might have thought we were nuts, but we thought it was pretty funny. "Should we all count our change out to pay for this

And for dessert? We ordered three milkshakes and shared them.

(City folks sure are strange. They don't eat nothin'.)

It was in a way sad that two of the "sisters" have married since our trip back East, but they are happily married to wonderful men and have an adorable baby each! So while we missed them, they have moved on to another stage in life with different joys and blessings. So while our numbers have dwindled, it was for a good cause. :)

2 comments:

Hannah said...

'Twas a fine day, indeed!! :D

Hey, TW, would you mind emailing me the recipe for those tarts? They were amazing... :P

TW said...

The next week is going to be pretty crazy - but I'll put it on my task list and see what I can do!!!