Tuesday, July 10, 2018

They're here!

They're here and and they're not.

We met Pam and John in Dansville on Saturday afternoon.   They were supposed to  arrive the day before but some pesky weather intervened so they decided to stay put in York until the front went through.

We had already made plans for a picnic and outdoor concert on Friday night.  Every year, in conjunction with Geneseo's Summer Festival, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gives a wonderful, patriotic concert outdoors on the SUNY at Geneseo's campus.   Since Pam and John wouldn't be able to join us we gave their tickets to niece Lisa and her daughter and we all enjoyed fine music and fireworks until well after dark.

So, back to Saturday.....We met them at the exit 4 off I-390 in Dansville and led them through the town and onto rt. 256 (West Lake Road).    We all parked in a small parking area the DEC provides for fishermen, unhooked the jeep and Mr. David's A-1 Experienced Driveway Pilots best man boarded their motor home for the rest of the short drive and the tricky backing/parking job into our driveway.

I must be in "summer mode" because I didn't remember to take my camera along to document this.    But you'll take my word that our two motor homes and Jeeps fit in the driveway, snugly, nose to tail. 

John and Dave perform the ritual hooking up in our thicket

good thing we're friends.   I think the rules of "personal space" are being broken...

comparing headlight strength

Lewis is over the moon!   When he's not at their "house", or sitting next to Pam on the dock or deck he's sitting at the window waiting for their door to open.

When he gets tired of sitting at the window, he moves to the couch and situates himself where he can see the windows and, thus, their door.

when she saw me pointing the camera at her she stopped feeding him from the table....
I saw you Pam!

Other than a strenuous round of golf on Sunday, we've all just been sort of lazing around.   Second cup and Happy Hour on the dock, a little lake play, dinner under the umbrella on the deck and then a fire in the little chiminea complete with s'mores.    Summer at the lake.

Pam takes a break at the woman's tee

going out for Second Cup or Happy Hour?   They both start to run together in the summer...

post dinner fire and Pam's berry crostini

and then there were post dessert s'more's

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy - double marshmallow s'mores!

Dave heads out for a short paddle

John, intrepid  paddler

Pam's garlic/herb cheese cactus appetizer!

And now they're gone......but they'll be back.   Pam's mother lives in the 1000 Islands region of New York, a few hours north of here, so the motor home is here with us and they have driven up for a visit.    Can't wait til they get back!


  1. Pam should have made the cheese as a crested cactus :) Some great hiking areas in the Finger Lakes, we were amazed by Watkins Glen! But it was the only one of the many parks in the area we were able to visit.

  2. Oh, my poor boy:( He just doesn't understand where we are. We'll be back real soon.

  3. Looks like so much fun! No, that is not too close for good friends. And probably not close enough to suit Lewis. :-) The paddleboarding looks great on the lake!

  4. Im sure Lewis is now in the corner mooping that the Pam left :( What fun! lots of fun! I could tell Pam misses her saguaro friends, that she has to create one in the form of a dip :)
    I love that pic of Lewis monitoring Dad just in case ...

  5. Ya know, if you're gonna combine second cup with happy hour, you could just dump some booze in your coffee and keep things simple. One less glass to wash. Just sayin....

  6. Sounds like so much fun...I'm sure all of you are enjoying your visits on the deck and dock. Great company and beautiful place ! I can tell Lewis is so happy to have Pam there. What a special relationship they share.

    Somehow I missed the post before this one Sue. Just read that you don't have the boat anymore...thing come and go don't they? Still lots to enjoy on the lake...just sitting on the dock sounds heavenly !

  7. Looks like the perfect summer gathering - except for us not being there and all that :-) I imagine they can feel Lewis's stare until they open the door in the morning. Good thing Beluga likes your friends too with that "close proximity" she isn't used to!