It’s been a lovely, lovely last weekend on the ri’vah – filled with family, good friends, good food, good weather, and good times. I still haven’t packed one single thing, and for some reason, I’m not nearly as worried about that as I should be.
We’re into our “use-up-everything-in-the-refrigerator” mode, so we had some rather eclectic meal combinations for Jason and Blair, but nobody seemed to mind. We hung out on the sun porch, took the boat out, went to a wild and crazy Kentucky Derby party at Booger Bottom, and did what everyone else on the planet did Saturday night – photographed the Super Moon!
The sun porch is everyone’s favorite spot in our house – especially in the morning, especially with hot coffee, snugly dogs, the ever-present electronic devices . . .
. . . newspapers and magazines.
Maddie loves having Beyla around – one more dog she can dominate!
We ate at Daphne’s on Friday night, and on Saturday afternoon – Ted’s birthday – we left the house by boat for the Kentucky Derby party at the Bottom. It was a south Georgia scorcher – almost 94 degrees by 3 p.m.
Besides a pool table loaded with food, one of the Derby highlights at the Bottom is a race lottery which allows lucky winners to take home a few extra dollars. The line for lottery tickets was long and very vocal.
- Outside, we talked, laughed . . . and swatted gnats!
Karen – in a beautiful Derby bonnet.
White polos and seersucker shorts seemed to be popular . . . with the cutest model being little Charlie!
A happy trio.
Ted gets a before-you-leave hug from Dawn.
Back in the boat, we decide to go see what’s happening at the Cypress Grill.
We go under the Hwy. 280 bridge. . . .
. . . under the old train trestle . . .
. . . and arrive at the Grill to find the outdoor deck packed.
We ate a light supper, listened to a few songs . . .
. . . and left just as the sun was going down.
All the way home, we watched as the super moon rose above the trees.
. . . and we stopped a few times to try and capture its brilliance, without the movement of the boat.
Ted took this final shot from our backyard, after closing up the boat house for the night.
We have an amazingly busy week ahead – countertops coming in on Monday (cross your fingers), trips to Albany and Sylvester, a few other errands – AND packing. I figure by Saturday, when we leave, driving 1100 miles might be downright restful!
I’ll see you back here on Friday for one last post from the ri’vah. Have an awesome week! God bless.