Our Last Summer Holiday for 2013

We had a wonderful long summer holiday weekend.  Jes and Andrew started the fun when they arrived on Friday morning from Brooklyn.  As usual when they visit, we had a cook-out for our extended family so everyone could visit with the happy newlyweds!  (And how long does the newlywed status last?  Until they get their wedding photos? After they send out their thank you cards? Or is there some other arbitrary date?)

Cornhole Tournament
2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament
Cornhole Tournament
Andrew’s ready to play!
Cornhole Tournament
Everyone over the age of 7 participated.
Cornhole Tournament
Winners and runner-ups
Cornhole Tournament
Winners! Yvonne and Andy!
Slip 'n Slide
Lots of water fun for the kids
Squirt Gun Battle
Jack’s on the hunt!
Squirt Gun Battle
William battling with Kendall and Addy
Squirt Gun Battle
If you look closely, there’s a child hiding behind that tree waiting to ambush Jes.
Labor Day Picnic
Think William really would have rather gone kayaking.
Labor Day Picnic
Michelle and Jon.
Michelle brought these decadent chocolate cupcakes with some kind of wonderful filling and topped with peanut butter frosting. And the Watermelon Granita that she posted about last week. Good Stuff! Which put some of us right to sleep!
Labor Day Picnic
Kendall, Addy, and Kathryn

Our boat went out twice– one morning for scalloping and another for swimming in the spring at Homosassa. 

Labor Day Picnic
Dressed for Scalloping
Labor Day Picnic
We finally had to tell Jes we were going to leave her behind if she didn’t get out of the water. Just like when she was a little kid!
Labor Day Picnic
Scallop Booty
Labor Day Picnic
You catch em, you gotta clean em! And later, when we remember that they are still in the fridge, you have to cook em!

We hit a few of the local restaurants—wings at The Shed and fish baskets at The Yardarm

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Wings at the Shed
Wings at the Shed
Cornhole Tournament
We ate at home on several occasions, too.

When I realized that I had crashed my website, Jes and Andrew went to the Crystal River Archaeological State Park and the Ft. Island Gulf Beach Park.  They didn’t want to hear me cry.

One afternoon I mentioned that I could tell that Fall was almost here–which made my NY visitors chuckle.  They wanted to know how I came up with that conclusion when it was 91 degrees at that moment.  I had a few reasons. First, while mowing the yard last week, I was also mulching up leaves that were falling from our many trees.  Second, the sun isn’t getting up quite as early so our morning walks are moving later. And lastly, the mornings are a wee bit cooler–today I almost had to put a shirt with sleeves on for our walk!

And yesterday my statement was vindicated.  In the Citrus Chronicle Sports Section, Kevin Mimms column– Path Less Traveled, was headlined Fall’s around the corner. Even he thinks Fall is on the way! And if it’s in the newspaper–its got to be true!

So now that the “cooler” weather has arrived, Terry and I will be doing some “top down” road trips.  Michelle suggested a few months ago that I start a new series of posts featuring our drives and destinations so we gotta do it!  If you see us scoping out places in our little red convertible, stop and say hi!

 

2 thoughts on “Our Last Summer Holiday for 2013

  1. Great pics of Labor Day! Actually thought it was you in a bathing suit and thought DAMN how does she look that good?! Then realized it was Jes…not that you don’t look good too!

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