Monday, August 18, 2008

The Long Awaited for Weekend!

So if you read this post (YAYYYYY! I finally did a proper "hyperlink" Woohoo!), you know why the title of this one is what it is.

Friday evening we attended a wedding reception for Ben & Emily. Ben is a long-time friend of ours, and we were so thrilled to finally meet his beautiful bride :)
Here is the only picture I took at their reception - Daniel visiting with Joseph, a neighbor/friend of my family's growing up, and now he's all grown up!! I remember when he (and the rest of his siblings and us!!) were just LITTLE kids!!

I wanted to get a picture of Ben & Emily and Daniel & I, but it never worked out, and I didn't think about it until too late on Saturday. So our plan was to come home from the reception (it's about 2 hrs 45 min from our house) Friday night so we could pick and freeze the corn from the garden. Ben asked if we could stick around and go to breakfast with them Saturday morning. Being the random people we are, and not having any pressing plans Saturday, we said "sure!". Now... since we'd planned to come home, we had the clothes on our backs and that was it. And I was dressed up to boot (not formally, but not clothes to just hang out in). It was after 10 till we left the reception, and we decided to make the drive back across the mountains to WalMart to get clothes and find a place to spend the night. By the time we got to where cellphone signals were, it was close to 11pm. Nobody was answering phones (that I tried to call to see if we could barge in so late and catch a few winks). After getting a few clothes at Walmart (and a toothbrush!!), figuring that either the hotel or whoever's house we stayed at would have anything else we needed badly enough, we checked at the Village Inn. No rooms. So we started to head towards the Red Carpet Inn when Mom called. They had just gotten home (it was now heading towards midnight), but she said we could stop in and use the guest room. So we did! It was 1am when I checked my watch the last time before falling asleep, and the alarm went of at quarter to 7. We got up, put on our Walmart clothes, brushed our teeth with the shared toothbrush (by the way, it was super cheap and made my teeth tickle!! No more el cheapo toothbrushes!) and headed back over the mountains to meet Ben & Emily for breakfast. We ate at a little country restaurant right across from the Highland Inn, and got to spend about 1 1/2 hrs with them before they had to leave. It was really great to catch up from the last time we really spent time together - about 2 years ago, and to get to know Emily a little more.

On our way back over the mountains for the 4th time, we stopped at the top of one to check out the Confederate Breastworks and the view that we always just drove past and never stopped to see when we were kids and going back to the Rittenhouse's.

It was such a beautiful day, and the .5 mile hike was nice. Of course we love spending time together :) Scroll down faster if this is a bit much for you... :P

This is us sporting our WalMart clothes:

The most RANDOM thing we saw the whole trip was the Deerfield Post Office with a ReMax For Sale sign in it's front yard. No kidding. We wanted to get a picture of it, but figured we'd look a little too touristy if we stopped in the middle of the road for a picture of a post office. We found it rather humorous, and joked that the Government is so deep in the red that they've had to start selling their Post Offices.

Once back in the Valley, we stopped in to see Miriam S. who kindly fed us some leftovers for lunch (we had talked about stopping in possibly for lunch at the reception). I visited with her while we did the dishes, and then Daniel played the guitar for Mrs. Mary. It was a very nice visit, and we were glad we'd stopped in.

Home again, home again, jiggidy jig! Daniel picked some corn, it wasn't as ready as we thought it was, but we still got several ears. We had corn for supper, and then what we didn't eat I cut off and got almost 1 quart to freeze. I then mixed up bagels, and we had fresh out of the oven bagels to go with the corn for the rest of our meal.

It was a wonderful Saturday!! Just like we like our Saturdays, random and fun :)


Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

For pete's sake....can you post anything without a kissy picture????

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

sure! Check out the one about the sink, or my menus, or the skunk, or... there's plenty on here for you to look at that don't have "kissy" pictures in them :)

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness! What a fun weekend! I am little jealous. I would have loved to meet Emily, but I guess that will happen some day. I didn't know about the reception, plus I wasn't up to going anyway.

That is a really beautiful overlook. On one of our "vacations" (stay-at-home-vacation), we did go visit the Rittenhouse's on the last day and we stopped and hiked the full hike there. It was a lot of fun.

The post-office for sale is just too funny!

I am glad you all had a good time. You needed that after all the busy and apart times you had, with the wedding, Daniel's camping, and so on.

Hey, bagels! Did you do them in the bread machine, by hand, or just what? Have you posted the recipe? Please put up more info. I may have to make some (I'll only be able to eat about 1/2 of one at a time, but hey), and I have never made bagels.

Glad to see you're making tortillas. They are fun to make. Are you using my recipe, or did you find one of your own? If it is a different one than mine, please post it also.

I guess I have given you a lot of requests. Hope it's not too much. Have a good day!