We were originally going to go to Orleans at the end of March. Clearly that didn’t happen.
Then we were going to go the weekend after Labor Day which was the week with so many terrible fires.
Then we picked another weekend when but a there was a giant rain storm in the forecast. The rain is much needed, but I didn’t want to drive all that way and then sit in the house.
We finally made it happen.
The weather was perfect: 84 degrees in the day but cooling off at night. It was a little bit hazy from the smoke but not terrible. One night we came home from dinner and we got out of the car and looked at the sky and all three of us gasped because the sky was so clear and there were so many stars.
I was curious whether anyone had seen Starlink. Auntie said she’d seen it but it wasn’t visible while we were there.
We cleaned out all the empty canning jars to pass on to canning households. Mom said her canning days are finished.
Also, I think it depends on where you are and what you are looking for but canning supplies have been scarce this year. Mom had an unopened box of wide mouth lids. GOLD!
This cat always looks like it wants to kill you. He was stalking birds in the garden and I scared them away. He apparently thought this meant I was too stupid to hunt birds for myself and on two separate occasions he very helpfully brought me a live bird still flapping in his jaws while he meowed begging to be let in.