Monday, June 29, 2015

Family trip, Part 3

There's a long-running joke for this area of the country that if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change. And in the summer time, I think that's especially true.

We saw some of the prettiest cloud formations and skyscapes from the deck of our mountain rental house.

The owners had a grill and picnic table on the deck (we grilled out dinner for Saturday night). And they also had eight or ten rocking chairs. We all spent a lot of time sitting on the deck, whether we were reading, chatting with each other or just enjoying the view.

Here are some views from the deck:

On Saturday afternoon, I figured I would throw a bone to the menfolk. We drove over to a car cruise-in about half an hour away. The website said the cruise-in would start at 3 p.m., but when we got to the site of the event, there was a sign saying it would be at 5 p.m.
We had two hours to waste in a town that had only a small handful stoplights and even fewer stores to look around in. We visited a sock outlet. Yes, a sock outlet! Then we watched a train go by, and Biscuit counted the cars - 130. Then we spied an antiques store across the street and went in there.

Jeff spotted a bear!

And Biscuit found an Air Force plane he wanted. At $
1.99, I was easily convinced to make the purchase.

The time finally arrived for the cruise-in, and let's just say it was less than we had hoped for. Don't get me wrong, the cars were beautiful - all nine of them!

We drove half an hour and wasted two hours to see nine cars!

Even so, we were all together.

Sunday morning, we packed up and left our mountain home. We put all of our food stuff in easy-to-reach places and drove over to a state park that has a big lake for a picnic.

I wonder why sandwiches always taste better when you eat them outside?

The lake had a pretty trail around it. We're not sure how
far it goes because we saw the size of the lake and knew
it would take us all day to walk all the way around it!

Biscuit strikes a pose at the lake.

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