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.