Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Darts & Blueberrys

We have been visiting with family since we arrived here in Concord and are having a nice time.  We last saw them in October of last year and it's great catching up with them and what has been going on in their lives.

Larry Jr. is a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates baseball fan just like me and also likes to throw darts.  It must be an inherited thing through his DNA.  He combined his two interests and made a beautiful dart board with it showing off guess what.

Yep, he made it in Pirates colors with their old time uniforms.  Now he is going to have to make another one for me when we settle down and get off the road.  I just hope I can lift my arm enough to throw darts when that happens.  He did a super job on the dart board and put a lot of loving time and care into making it.

Gerry decided it was time for some blueberry pancakes and made a large batch of them today.  I was so busy eating and enjoying them I almost forgot to take a picture.  As you can see, I had almost cleaned the plate of the pancakes.  They are every bit as good as they look and I could eat them 3-4 times a week.

Later in the day we went over to Barb & Henry's house to watch the US-Belgium World Cup Soccer game and have dinner with them.   As everyone who loves soccer knows by now the US lost in extra time 2-1, but they held the Belgium teams scoreless during regular time even though Belgium tried furiously to score.  The American goal keep, Howard, managed to block 16 shots on goal and that ties the record set over 50 years ago.  He was fantastic and played a game that will be remembered for a long time.  

Belgium did control the game for most of time and US blunted their attack so much it seemed impossible that Belgium didn't score for such a long time.   

Henry grilled some pork chops and we sat around a managed to finish off a number of them.  I had an especially tender chop and it was one of the best I've had in years.  We finally wore them out and when Barb's eyes started to flicker, we knew it was time to hit the road.  It was great seeing them and actually have time to visit with them.  

Today was SIL Jack's birthday and we called him late in the day to wish him Happy Birthday.  Luckily he was still up and we managed to talk to him for a few minutes.  We will celebrate his birthday more when we get back to the cabin. 

That is what we have been up to since we arrived and it's been great seeing everyone.  There is a big 4th of July celebration at Larry & Jane's on the 4th with lots of food, drinks and fireworks.  

Hope everyone out there is having fun and staying safe.

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