Monday, June 25, 2012


Our visit to Galena, Illinois has come and gone.  This is the 4th time we have met up with Cindy and Dan from Applestone Cottage. Once a year for 4 years!   Galena is a nice place to meet because it's a halfway point between our homes.  And it's a great little town with tons of little shops and restaurants set against a backdrop of rolling hills and valleys.  We met up on Saturday afternoon at this restaurant.

We had dinner Saturday evening at One Eleven Main and the food and atmosphere was wonderful.  There was however, a mishap that involved Cindy and a clumsy waitress, but I will let Cindy tell you all about that.  The next morning we met for breakfast downstairs (our rooms were right across from one another) and we were served a fruit parfait, and egg casserole, some kind of streudel cake and juice and coffee.  Then we set off for more shopping!  At about 1:00 we had to say our goodbyes.  We have a whole year to plan on where and when we will meet up next!

It was a fantastic weekend, never a dull moment.  I know Cindy and Dan had a much fun as we did.  Now I have a lot of laundry to catch up on and a lot of flowers to water so I have to run.  Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.  Visit Cindy to read her post on our trip!  See you soon! :-)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Sometimes when I come home from the lake, I feel like a child that has had too much time outdoors and just needs a good long nap!  We took boat rides, swam, rode bikes and ate...a lot!  Oh, summer fun!  Now I have rto recover and get ready for our weekend in Galena, Illinois with Cindy and Dan from Applestone Cottage.  I'll be sharing a lot of pictures next week...this is sure to be a wonderful time.  Until then, stay cool and enjoy this first day of summer.  I will see you soon! :-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


All work but a little play, too.  I made a slab of ribs with an apple whiskey have to try it, I think it's made by Bull's Eye.  We sat out late at night and looked at the stars through the trees.  Soon we will be having a lot of company up, so I enjoy this peaceful time.  And we are planning our two week stay next month.  How fast the time goes!

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.  I 'm joining Tracie's Garden Party again this week, I met so many nice ladies with beautiful gardens last week.  Visit Fishtail Cottage and see what I mean!  Have a great week! :)

Monday, June 4, 2012


I pulled some decorative accessories out of my stash to dress everything up.  The guest house (Summerhouse) is there in the background.  I have yet to get in there and clean it out.  And I still have the front yard and porch to work on.  But I have to say, I got my exercise!  Of course we relaxed, neighbors visited and we cooked out for the first time this summer.  It really was a great weekend.  I'm joining in with Tracie's Garden Party at Fishtail Cottage!  See you soon! :)