On The Point

Words and images to capture the joy of vacation, the value of family, the chaos of kids, and the beauty of The Rock.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wednesday, August 4, 2009 - MEOW!!

Oh my. How many days of missed blogging before people start to get upset about not having the up-to-the-minute news of the Newfoundland vacationers? Hopefully it doesn't happen before three days, because this is the third day without blogging. So let's do a little catch-up, shall we?

Monday was a slow day. It rained, we were tired...and I think still digesting Sunday dinner and french fries from the day before. So we hung around The Point, watching TV, colouring, doing crafts, watching YouTube (Jimmy Rankin and Elvis competing for screen time) and occasionally, snoozing on the couch. Ed got a snazzy - and long overdue - haircut up at First Impressions. That was nice.

Then Tuesday we made up for lost time. With the weather absolutely gorgeous, we bundled up a little too heavily for a hike out the Ferryland Lighthouse to partake of the world famous Lighthouse Picnics. The walk out was a balance of energetic and leisurely. Jonathan was the energetic among us, always leading the pack.

Joan and I definitely provided the "leisurely" portion.

We had a spectacular picnic. The sandwich selections were ham, brie, and green apple; curreid chicken salad; goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and sprouts; all on fresh baked homemade bread. A tasty orzo salad, freshly squeezed lemonade, fair trade coffee, and a dazzling array of desserts (the chocolate cake got the best reviews) all helped to make us feel happy and stuffed.

Back in Calvert, Granda Tom was waiting to take us out on Lloyd's skiff to tour the harbour and jig for cod. Most everyone headed out on the boat. The weather cooperated; the codfish did not.

Then today we traveled in two groups to St. John's with the ultimate destination of a BBQ at Kate's. Along the way there was quite a bit of drama - a temporarily lost wallet, a temporary medical emergency, a not-temporary-enough emotional meltdown. Luckily, there was also a trip to Lester's farm (where Ed tried in vain to convince several of the animals to make him tea), some Moo-Moo's ice cream, and whale watching at Signal Hill.

Then finally, the much-anticipated BBQ. It ended up being a delicious reunion with family and friends. Jonathan and Kate picked up their snuggling where they left off on Monday, Jacob and Josh entertained with "The Cat Came Back", and Maggie got whacked between the eyes with a dinner plate. Woohoo!


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