Thursday, August 22, 2013


Larry and I went with Mark to a Sportsman's club to go shooting .
Mark put up the flag so others would know we were down at the range.
Larry got his gun ready. He had some older ammunition he wanted to use.
I shot about 10 times. I hit the target with most of them but just not in the middle.
Mark fired a few rounds.
Larry was deadly with all his shots.

We went golfing with Tom and Barb.
Barb has her own clubs now.
On Sunday we went to church with Brian and Dorothy and then had a delicious steak meal at their home before we went to the lawn concert in Mountville.

Jerry Friday was the conductor. He was the band director at Octorara when  I was teaching.

We had Chase come back with us Sunday and stay overnight. Larry had an appointment in the morning so Chase and I played miniature golf, pickleball, and shuffleboard. It is fun having him with us.

 Thursday Larry went to York with Brady for his driving test. He passed, so now there is another Mathias on the road.
 We went to Cherry Hill Orchard a few miles down the road from Circle M where we are now parked. Peaches are in a little late this year.
They are so easy to pick. So we picked 20 pounds of peaches and 8 pounds of gala apples. ($1.00 a pound) Now I better get baking some pies.
 My plants have tomatoes! I  also have basil and oregano. The delicious foods of summer.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


 The house we have rented for 15 years was no longer being  rented this year so we had to find a new place to stay. My sister's neighbor's son had this house for rent on Nashville Ave in Wildwood Crest, so we rented it for the first week of August. 
 It had a nice back porch with two tables, but we never got to eat out on it.
 It also had a nice front porch. Lynn went out on it to drink her coffee each morning.
 Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday we got to the beach.
 The water was great, clean and warm. Kathy and I were the water bugs.

 Thanks to Lynda planning ahead and realizing we would be walking to the beach this year and not driving, she bought a cart. It held four chairs, two umbrellas and all our bags. Pulling it through the sand took a little work, but other then that it made going to the beach very easy.
 I claimed the rocker but Kathy sat in it most of the time.
 Lynda knitted and Lynn read. No rush to go to the beach since it was cloudy and forecast was rain.
 Tuesday we went to Stone Harbor and shopped since it was rainy. On Wednesday we went to Ocean City and walked the boardwalk in pouring rain. Kathy said it was the first time she has ever walked the boardwalk in the rain. But they have a lot of nice shops to go into.
We ate a very good lunch at the Ocean Cafe.

 Lynda got us all our dessert - carmel popcorn. It took us the rest of the week to eat it all.
Each evening after dinner we sat around the kitchen table and played games.  The reason to go the the shore was met - enjoying the beach, catching up on friendships, and enjoying time together. We plan to go back next year.