Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fun at the Lake

We've migrated north to cooler weather!  The girls are enjoying the lake, and I'm enjoying all the home baked breads, pastries, and pies from the farmer's market. :)  The goodies make the reading of Les Miserables less miserable - 5 chapters detailing the battle of Waterloo (in poetic prose) calls for more sugar to keep me awake.  The cool breeze and low 70's temps are heavenly.

Our doggie is enjoying the shade - but unlike most labrador retrievers, refuses to even get his feet wet.

The cousins are up - and little Hayden is a hoot.  5 years old - going on 30.  We love to hear her commentaries on whatever catches her fancy.

It's sad to see a "for sale" sign in the yard - this place is a little slice of heaven on earth.  Fresh veggies, home made ice cream, and fresh water with no snakes, sharks, or gators.  Even in this small town of 500 or so, we meet interesting people.  Today we met a missionary who spent 20 years in Mindanao - a place in southern Philippines - so dangerous that it was forbidden for us to fly over it as military pilots.  She and her husband have *retired* to one of my favorite places in the world - hoping to see her there if I ever get back. :)  Old time missionaries are still around - and this couple's story will be read by my grandchildren.  They're brave people who trust God completely.

Yesterday we ran into an old friend who worked for Ronald Reagan.  We pined over old times together - the days of Thatcher and Reagan and integrity and dignity - and lamented the current state of affairs.  The economy, the culture, and the fact that Tubby's ice cream has stopped selling soft serve.  The country is failing fast...

Off to snack on some freshly picked raspberries and read a little Haggai.

Blessings, Kim

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