August 31st - Tuesday Sunny and very warm
Monday Lou and I were up early and into town to run a couple errands prior to driving to our friends home in Troy, PA, then on to Mountain Lake to spend a delightful afternoon at their country cabin on the Mountain Lake.
June had prepared a delightful lunch. She is originally from Philadelphia, the home of the "grinders"; therefore, she prepared grinders for all of us. We were also joined by another couple that had been members in SMART and had dropped out due to health problems. We had a lot of time to catch up on and the afternoon went so quickly.
We are our lunch on a screened in porch overlooking the lake with a delightful breeze flowing in on all of us. The cabin is full of antiques and history just poured from the walls, they have a scrapbook that they have kept that originated back to the first owner complete with receipts for all repairs that date back for over 100 years.
All too soon, it was time to drive back to Troy. Steve took us on a tour of the countryside of rural Troy and we ended up at their original bed and breakfast and then on to some of the newer developments in Troy. It was a wonderful day with our friends, and we left for home around 7:00 pm.
Upon arrival home, we decided to take advantage of the night air and built a fire in our outside stove and sat on the glider and talked and watched the many planes that are in our sky each and every evening.
This morning, we went back to the RV to do some last minute things in preparation for our SMART gathering at Centre Hall this weekend. We still don't have our steps or the parking brake repaired and Lou noticed a bit of a "skip" on his drive back from Morris. After some checking, he noted a crack in the manifold, so once again the RV went to Covington for a consult and it is scheduled for the installation of a new manifold for late in September. Lou's mechanic felt it was safe to drive it to Centre Hall, so the trip is still on. It certainly has put us back into the trading spirit and we spent some time on the computer looking at 2011 models.
I was able to get the lower part of our lawn cut this afternoon and cut off dead blooms on the roses and found that the bugs are about eating them up, so got them all sprayed and cut off the holly hocks and placed the seeds in a spot that would benefit from new seedlings.
We found that Lou's grandson is coming home on leave this weekend, so made several e-mails to our SMART group and have decided to postpone our departure by one day; therefore, will have a change to see this young man on Sunday after church.
Tomorrow we are going to run errands and that will allow us the rest of the week to get everything done here at home prior of our absence. Wish the weather could be a bit cooler, I do believe the calendar tells us fall is on its way and I for one am ready.