Time to check in. Last week was Riverboat Days. Beautiful weather and family fun. Laura Beth, Nick, Mason and Asher were here. Mason brought his tent--Nick and he slept in it. The nights cooled off to the 50's and the days were perfect--75-80F with a slight breeze. How did we all fit?? Quite well with some planning---
|Grandpa bought rolls for breakfast|
Luckily someone remembered we needed a high chair---its hard to feed Asher without one!
One afternoon we walked on the historic Meridian Bridge--its only foot and bike traffic now.
|Laura Beth pushing Asher|
If you look carefully you can see Nick and Mason waaay at the other end--its a double decker bridge--they walked across on the bottom level and then back across on the top. It was a very narrow bridge--not for the faint of heart. Ken and his dad drove a combine from Nebraska over the top a few years ago.
One day we stopped at the Visitor Center--Mason dressed in the homesteader clothes for us--
|Mason as homesteader|
A photo from the parking lot--all the spillway gates are open slightly--
|Laura Beth, Mason, Nick, and Asher|
All the water was being released through the spillway and the generators were shut off--divers were in the water doing maintenance.
I'm back to volunteering--a lady came into the Visitor Center and said a butterfly had just "hatched" and was fluffing up outside. I grabbed my camera and found him (her?) on the paving stones out front and convinced him to climb on my hand for a ride to the bushes.
Its a Swallowtail butterfly---its wings were too crumpled for me to identify which species exactly.
I've been making yo-yos--there are now 578 in my baggie. Making yo-yo's is very relaxing.
Have you been sewing? Family fun and vacation? The days are getting shorter and summer is winding down.