|do you see Dave up there?|
I have spent the time, the longest time we've ever been apart, cooking and baking to stock Beluga's freezer in preparation for our departure at the end of the month.
The weather here has been cool, fallish really, and rainy. A few days of strong south east wind has kept the boat in a constant state of agitation. It's been yanking against its tethers and has managed to twist one of the dock stanchions in it's efforts to escape. So far so good, there is nothing I can do about it so I watch. The wind is changing today so there will be rest for it.
Last weekend Dave and I were invited to dear friend's lovely home for dinner and a bonfire (bonfire is an extreme understatement). We became friends when we were both raising dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and have enjoyed each other's company for many years now. Neither of us is "doing" guide dogs anymore, but Barb and Bob still have a house full of Labs and Goldens (all rescues), so our visit had a definite deja vu component...
|this old Goldie knows I have a big soft spot for that face......|
|Dave is a sucker for a black Lab.|
We sat outside and enjoyed happy hour amid the fragrance of ripening peaches.
Bob cooked a huge prime rib on his outside grill we enjoyed a delicious meal complete with Barb's soft, home made rolls and a plethora of her garden veggies.
She sent us home with a box of beets, edamame, zucchini, tomatoes, cukes, etc. and the rest of those heavenly rolls.
|don't drop it Bob!|
Barb is a fantastic baker and she knows that Dave has a weakness for her chocolate chip cookies (my favorites are her lemon sugar cookies - she brought them for our 3rd of July party), so a huge pan of them, straight from the oven, was our desert.
We took them outside to eat by the fire. Oh....the fire. Bob outdid himself on that huge bonfire. We had to sit a half mile away from it to avoid melting our sneakers!
After a while, and a few more cookies, we were able to move in closer and enjoy its warmth.
It was so good being with them again. We send best and loving thoughts their way.