I had planned to post more about our delightful weekend in Pennsylvania when Cheryl tagged me. So, I decided to do a "twofer". Here goes:
I think I left you all in Wellsboro, home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. After hiking all that our old bodies could endure, we shopped a little and then hit the road for Potter County and a visit to Jim's brother and sister-in-law and Mom. We arrived at BIL's home in time to have birthday cake in celebration of Jim's birthday.
We were pooped after our hiking expedition and headed off to bed rather early.
When we decided on this little excursion, I got in touch with my cousin, Sally, who I see rarely and made a date to have lunch with her and our aunt who is living in an assisted living facility since she fell and hurt her back.
Sally is ten years my senior and a real favorite of mine. When I was ten years old, she was 20, had a job, a convertible, nice clothes and a boyfriend. Just the things that a ten year old would see as having arrived. Sally reminded me that I probably thought it cool that she smoked - she was right.
My Aunt Mary is a beautiful Christian woman who prayed for each of her siblings and nieces and nephews. I will be eternally grateful to her for the many prayers she sent heavenward for my salvation.
Anyway, spending the afternoon with Sally and my Aunt Mary was an absolute delight. It was all I had hoped it would be, and more. We laughed and reminisced. I came away determined to keep in better touch with these people who helped shape my life.
While I was off lunching and reminiscing with my family, Jim and his brother took their mother to a doctor's appointment, after which they had lunch and Dairy Queen. As you can see, we all had a fabulous few days and we are back on our diets this week.
Now, on to the fun tag from Cheryl:
1. What were you doing ten years ago:
Well, Gretchen had graduated from college so we felt rich. We spent our 30th
wedding anniversary at Jeff & Jan's condo in Panama City Beach, FL. It was
one of my very favorite vacations. We were both still working. I think I
had more energy.
2. Five things on my to do list for today:
1. Make dinner for my friend Pat, who had foot surgery
2. Hem Jim's shorts and sew buttons on his Hawaiian shirt
3. Walk for exercise
4. Stamp cards and write notes
5. Go to the library and inspect books for the upcoming book sale.
*I accomplished all of the above plus, some laundry, straightening my desk,
and several other jobs. I was pleased.
3. What is your favorite snack?
That's hard to narrow down. I think it would be a Starbuck's Mocha. In winter
I want a hot mocha, in summer, iced. I feel I've really treated myself when
I indulge in a Starbuck's mocha.
4. If I were a millionaire I would:
1. Pay off my kids' school debt/mortgages. I'd give Paige money for her PhD and
pay for Gretchen to go back to school for a second Bachelor's
2. Give more money to the church.
3. Establish a healthy scholarship at camp Potosi Pines
4. Buy a Mini Cooper Convertible for me and a Cadillac CTS for Jim.
5. Travel, Travel, Travel
5. Places I have lived:
1. Emporium, PA
2. Seneca Falls, NY
3. Austin, PA
4. Olean, NY
5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Buffalo, NY
7. Marion, NY
6. Five people I'm tagging:
I hope you all have as much fun with this as I have. Have a great Wednesday.