We had a couple of fun visitors this week. My Sister Midge and my sweet Mom hopped in my sis's new car and made the easy (but boring) ride from Chicago to Ashland.
We hit the local sites that they wanted to see. Midge had a list of things that her daughter wanted her to pick up and bring back for their July 4th celebration. We went to this favorite spot:
Yep, they can now say that they "cut the cheese at Grandpa's"! Lots of goodies were bought and we made some really yummy dips to enjoy from the mixes we found.
Mom had to check out the baskets from an Amish vendor. Lovely handmade items but she didn't find anything she couldn't live without. No visit would be good without a daily stop at the office for some good Chiropractic care.
After waiting a few minutes the Doctor was ready.
And what a good doctor he is! I may have to put this on facebook and gather some likes! With her back up and running we made other stops that I didn't get any pics of...like our cemetery. Yep, I know all the hot spots! You have to understand that we all love a good cemetery walk! Family came over on Friday for a little gathering.
Food is always involved!
There's always room for everyone who enters the Pines!
Even my good buddy Donna and her good buddy Judy made it over for some conversation on the deck. It was nice of them to take the time to stop and chat. Love those gals!
Mom's Great-Grands were on hand to enjoy seeing her again. Like Anthony..
Cameron on his way in from the pool!
Cousins wearing Dad's shirts while the clothes were in the dryer!
More food being dished out.
Dessert anyone? Ashland was having it's Bicentennial celebration this weekend and we did head downtown to check it out....however, I took no pics. The weather wasn't pleasant...rained off and on all day..and it's was very noisy with all the food vendors using generators. We walked around and visited some stores, but then headed for home and some peace and quiet! All too soon it was Sunday and time to head out. That's the hard part...saying goodbye. I was glad Mom was up to the challenge of a long drive. I think at 89 she's doing amazing! Midge and I always have a blast....we laugh and talk constantly...just ask Jack!
Bye, Bye! See you in October if not before....God willing and the creek don't rise...and I mean that because we've had more rain than we can hold! I hope your ride home is an easy go!
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?