Sunday, July 18, 2010

All Good Things Must Come to an End

This has been a wonderful vacation. I feel rested, relaxed and recharged. We've been to Taco Night Tuesday at the Elks, we've gardened, been to garage sales, gardened some more, had excellent meals, good sleep, happy dogs, and good laughs.

We finished the weekend off with a reunion of sorts of good friends. First the Tazioli Sisters came up and stayed with us while they went to their annual seafood festa in Shine, Washington. Yesterday, Jim and Pat came up to stay and "do" the Lavender Festival.

After lunch, we struck out to visit a couple of lavender farms, and we kept coming across the most interesting characters.

First the honey bees specializing in lavendar honey. We gave them plenty of space.
A couple of llamas enjoying their favorite past time, people watching. I would love to know what they are thinking.
Then at another lavendar farm, we came across the Lavendar Gals. They dress up like this every year, and have been doing it for 14 years now (as long as the festival has been happening). They literally sparkled.
Then in one of the lavendar fields, Pat and I came across this guy.
Meanwhile, back at Edgar's Acres, Edgar and Louie were taking their afternoon nap. They truly are the best of buddies.

This morning it was time to say our good byes and make plans for the same time next year.

Which included the dogs saying good bye to Pam.

The garden has been weeded, harvested, planted, thinned, and all set to grow, grow and grow some more.Among all of the other things we did, I got a bunch of stockings knit for Operation Holiday Stockings. These little stockings have been a fun project to work on while I was vacationing, they are also great summer weather knitting because they are small.
All in all, it's been a lovely time, but all good things must come to an end, including vacations. Tomorrow it's back to work, and the usual routine. Thank you vacation, for being so nice to me.



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