this was a long time coming.
heading out . . . nice, long 5-hour drive.
let me tell you, drives go way faster and on one gets on anybody's nerves [hey. over a small amount of time, a van gets to be close quarters.] when you're all watching the first season of white collar.
me and anna had seen it all . . . but we still quite enjoyed it. :)
so, friday night we arrived at gramma shirley's house.
she's one of grammy's nieces. she's super sweet.
we've gone up to her house by the river most summers. [sadly, her husband, papa stan, died 4 years ago. :(]
lots of good memories of fishing, pontoon boat rides, hugs, fish fries and lots of homemade onion rings . . .
anna and i stayed home while the rest of the family went on an errand with gramma shirley . . .
we made vegetarian tacos, and i found the shop around the corner amidst the many, many channels.
soon enough, it rained. and rained, and rained.
it poured for a good 10 minutes.
then it finished.
caleb and rach went out on the paddle boat. heh. those two are hilarious.
anna and i played the card game garbage with gramma shirley, and saw hummingbirds come to the sugar feeder just outside the dining room window.
lyddie named him mr. hummer.
after some really good pizza, we had the most beautiful sunset ever, out on the river.
i posed with an old fashioned gun. [no bullets . . . i don't think. heh.]
then, gramma shirley was craving some v8 juice, and because me and rachel were trying it too, she got out the, er, fancy glasses. to do it right. heheh. :)
ah, talk about memories . . .
and thus commences the first part of the vacation posts.
i figured i better get on it, or it'll never see the light of my blog. ever. :)
btw, this was when i had some really lovely guest bloggers post here.