Our day was a day of eating, sharing, playing games and just being together. Mr Booker (a local caterer) did the cooking for us, Mr. Sam (Club) provided the upgraded plastic plates and silverware and everyone jumped in to helped with the clean up. The girls added deviled eggs and desserts to our meal. We discovered Mark and Val were alone for the day so invited them to join us. After dinner we enjoyed our drinks of choice and played Rummiub and Mexican Train. During the evening Rick, Rumi and Chris stopped in for a visit. Our cups runneth over with blessings
Today they delivered the lumber for the new fence around the pool. After off loading the lumber, they started taking down the old fence. Once the sections were removed they started removing the post. At one point the worker must have gotten cold. They built a fire in the can, burned the wooden steps and were huddled around the can. Once they got the post up, put a string line for the new post and started digging the new post holes.
Our burning bush finally started turning in the backyard. As the days went by it became if bright red. We went out to a pumpkin farm the other day. Kristie, Samantha and I picked out pumpkins to paint, the guys didn’t want to paint one. I just got around to taking pictures today. Kristie took pictures the day we painted them but I never got copies to share. We have been asked several times if the wine bottle in the basket on the bike was real. The answer is yes it is.
Helen had dropped off the Leavenworth Time newspapers a couple of days ago. I remembered that there was a story about a son being killed in a car accident and how much he loved Halloween. So every year his parents go to the cemetery and decorate his stone for Halloween. I just knew this was the stone mentioned in the newspaper. As soon as we arrived home I went straight to the stack of papers and found the article. It was not the same family. We always thinks of putting flowers on graves for the anniversary of the death, holidays or their birthdays. But I never thought of decorating one for Halloween. After some thought, I came to the conclusion that this is probably not unusual.
Today we were out and about. It was a beautiful day with the sun shining, a light breeze and we had a little time to roam. We went into Mount Muncie Cemetery which was started in 1866. This cemetery is tucked into a hillside along the Lansing/Leavenworth boarder and the Leavenworth National Cemetery can be seen from this cemetery. The cemetery is home to 25 different kinds of trees, which makes it a wonderful place to do a little leaf peeping. These are a few of the pictures we took doing our visit. They do not do justice to the fantastic colors or the number of trees.
We were invited to a Honey Harvest. We didn’t know what to expect, but we knew, from the invite, there would be food, drinks, music and maybe some honey. As we arrived, there were lots of cars turning into the road leading up to the ranch. We parked, grabbed our chairs and cooler and made our way up the long driveway to the barn. We found a nice shade tree to put our chairs under, then continued up to the big tent and barn. On the left of the tent were four huge grills with skirt steak cooking. Inside the barn was a very large batch of Margaritas, a samples of the honey that had been harvested the night before and many collectibles the family had gathered over the years. Beyond this barn was the horse stables and a large garden. There were about 200 people milling around having quite …