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Monday, July 11, 2011

An Unexpected Trip

Since the corn is late coming in at the farm my daughter is working at this summer, we decided to take advantage of her free time, and make a quick visit to  my parents. We called them one day, and were at their house the next. Weasley stayed home, doing  bachelor things with the husband. I think it pretty much involved this.



This is my parents. Aren't they a cute couple? We spent several fun days hanging out with them, and other friends and relatives that we hadn't seen in awhile.



If you are ever in the area, Broome County, New York has wonderful County parks. We visited a couple of them, and did some kayaking.  Eventually, these two figured out that the kayaks are supposed to go in the water.


And, if you ever have an opportunity to go kayaking with my daughter, be aware that she RAMS other kayakers.


Another park, another day, this time with bicycles.


I chickened out and stepped aside before she got close enough  for me to get a great picture.


There were barbecues, fireworks, quiet times in the garden, and raucous card games. Some favorite old pasttimes were revisited, like drawing on the porch floor with chalk. 


And, some time was spent playing with Grandma's button tin.


Since we got back, I have been trying to catch up, and dealing with the ramifications of my credit card number being stolen again. Since our information isn't secure now, the potential problems with "The Cloud" terrify me. I did get to play with dyeing a little wool. I did this the easy way, with water, vinegar, and food coloring.


The results are definitely not subtle, but are exactly what I was looking for.


Weasley remains unimpressed.


It was a fun time, but its good to be back. I hope everyone out there has been having fun, too. I'll be catching up with you soon.

6 comments:

Jade said...

Awwww...a bun and his dad. :)

Great pics, looks like an awesome trip. (You know I love the button bin pic! Memories...)

Love those bold colors, too. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

bunnits said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time, including Weasley and his dad.

I often use food coloring and Kool-aid to dye wool because it is so easy to use, doesn't take much prep, and is safe. Looks like you had a good dye session.

Annette F Tait said...

looks like you all had a super time!
- even in the batchelor pad ;)

Lisa said...

Few things are more heartwarming to me than seeing a man and bun snuggle.

Looks like a great time! Your parents are adorable. And your daughter seems to have so much little girl left in her :)

Yay for bright colors! Supposed to be "in" this year i think.

The Fab Furs said...

Putting the fun in summer! Two bachelors baching...did they just open the refrigerator when they were hungry and eat over the sink/out of the produce bin?

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I love finding tins of old buttons.
I am sorry to hear about your credit card, how did that happen??