Saturday, August 04, 2012
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - Nothing like a truck picnic
The one dark spot in the town extravaganza was that Rob's car was broken into overnight, while parked in his driveway. Only two items of value on the car, both of which were stolen. The first: Rob's pricey sunglasses. The second: our camera, sent with Maggie to record her adventure. Disappointment. Luckily, there were un-downloaded pictures on the camera. But still, disappointment.
While Maggie was gone on Sunday afternoon, Granda offered us another boat trip. We jumped at the chance! This time we went all the way to Port Kirwan, waving to Natalie at the Lighthouse along the way. Likely she was too busy ferrying lemonade to thirsty picnickers to notice us going by.
Today we had a quiet day at Grandma and Granda's. Silas went fishing, Josh and Jacob worked on the home school stuff, Maggie went and spent the day with Clare. Even a quiet day can wear you out, though.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 - God D*mn thing!
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Friday, August 6th, 2010 - No picture, no cry...
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - Finger lickin' good!
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - It's nice to see some deciduous trees.
But in keeping with our tradition of squeezing as much as possible into every day, we didn't JUST go to the Regatta (where we ate Ziggy Peelgood fries, watched the races, did gymnastics, visited with friends, and hob-nobbed with costumed wrestlers). We also went to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. The whales we breaching everywhere, putting on quite a show. Corneilus got some great photos!
After the Regatta it was off to Kate's for our second annual Cindy Power invitational barbeque. Deeeelicious! And extra special this year as we were also celebrating Gary MacDonald's 50th birthday. The high fives were coming fast and furious!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 - Your turn...thank you...all done!
Today, a vanload of us headed back out to town, anticipating a rainy day and not much to do in Calvert. As it happened, the rain never fell, which was a blessing on David's solo walk around the downtown, checking out galleries and bookstores and black bean burritos. The rest of us didn't need good weather for our plans - lunch at MacDonald's, swimming at the Aquarena, and picking up a tower of books at the library. The nicest part of the trip, though, was our visit with Sr. Patrice at Presentation Convent. She was so delighted to see us - and the feeling was mutual.
After mass, Granda Tom took out the ATV and a few of us got rides. Gary was an ideal passenger, thrilled with the ride and very safety conscious. Josh, on the other hand, nearly gave his poor Granda a heart attack. He won't be riding again.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 - My brush is getting a little old...
The more we get together, the happier we'll be...
But a little time apart doesn't hurt, either. And neither does some time to rest. So today, Maggie, Jonathan, Kate and myself went back into the big city. Jonathan had his shopping list clutched tight in his fist (toothpaste and sunglasses) and somehow we managed to just stick to the list. He and Kate went to spend the day at her dad's, watching movies and eating hotdogs, and undoubtedly gazing lovingly and gigglingly into each others' eyes. Maggie and I took in a matinee of "Ramona and Beezus", which we both loved. Then a few errands and back up the shore in time for a feed of moose stew.
The other crowd stayed closer to home. They intended to do some exploring of the local area, but only made it as far as Admiral's Cove, where they were entranced by local artists and their pagoda.
Before supper it was off to the graveyard for the guys to do some whipper-snipping and raking in preparation for the Cemetary Mass. Perfect way to work up appetites for the aforementioned moose stew.
But even after a quiet day with lots of rest, some of us were still pretty pooped at the end of the day. Showing our age, I guess.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 - Large and in charge!
Dinner was, as always, spectacular. So much so that we all needed a digestive nap right afterwards. Space, unfortunately, was limited.
The Sunday evening tradition is a feed from the Jigger. This week we kicked it up a notch and decided to actually go up the Jigger, eat in, play pool, and listen to Brian Finn. A much more authentic Newfoundland cultural experience than any silly codfish kissing. What a great night! Gary, Silas, and David did the pool playing, Kate, Jonathan, Ed, and I did the dancing, and we all helped with the eating. There were some great moments, not the least of which was Ed's scuff on the dance floor with a wonderful woman from up the hill. Such a great L'Arche moment.