Serene water, the quiet broken only by the cry of a bird and then – paradise was invaded. Its become the stronghold of the “no-see-um bug, as the locals commonly call them. They are black and I see them! And they bite and suck blood! They leave a huge, itchy bump. They came in about 3 days ago and we were told they will all be gone in a week. Yet, they have come with a vengeance, biting anywhere on our body left exposed. They especially like the hairline. They have literally driven us in to the RV! Even Morgan has not been spared any mercy by these critters.
Our July 4th was a kick. A few days ago a couple comes walking up to the RV. They own a home on the lake just over the hill and they invited us to their 4th of July party. Friday became baking day – early in the morning to beat the heat. I baked up some brownies, banana bread to get rid of the last of the bananas, and shortcake to eat with the strawberries we purchased the day before. We went over about 4:15 and met about 5 other couples. They made us feel as if we had known them for years. We felt very comfortable with them. The hosts served up hot dogs and everyone else brought side dishes. Don’t you find these kind of potlucks interesting? I guess the cook in me comes out and I want recipes for all these different foods people make. It was a great buffet of food. Conversation never stopped flowing before, during and after dinner.
Next came the bean bag toss and we paired up in couples. In the end, by sheer luck and determination we came out on top. You never pair up two first born adults! We then sat around the camp fire, watching the night sky for planes and satellites, of which no one could decided which was which. We talked RVing, Bouse and all kinds of topics. Dale and I got home about 11:30. The evening was spent under a big, almost round moon.
Sunday, we get ready to leave on Monday. It has been an idyllic place to rest up. Life is good.