It was a "get us to court on time" type of day. We left early enough but then got stuck behind a school bus, along with about 20 other cars, on a 2 lane road. Once we passed up that impasse, we got stuck behind a "Sunday driver" on Tuesday who was driving 35mph in a 50mph zone. No way to pass with curves and hills along with 2 cars ahead of us. Finally, we got around him and scooted along until we were stopped by a very slow moving train. I dropped Gerry off at the courthouse and then had to find a parking spot.
Once I got to the courthouse getting through security was a mess. Had to take off my belt, wallet, keys, etc and be "wanded" down. I guess I looked suspicious or something. I hurried up to the third floor and was looking for courtroom 4 and saw a man waving and yelling at me. "Grandpa, come down here and hurry." Huh! Well he was the bailiff and they held up the proceeding waiting for me. Wow, I held up a Judge and wasn't held in contempt. As soon as I entered the courtroom the baliff left and ushered in the judge.
We took a lot of pictures in the courtroom after the ceremony and wished the judge happy 59th birthday. It was a special day for him, also.
|Cassie, Sarahbelle, Jack|
|Elizabeth, Cassie, Sarahbelle, Jack|
|Gerry, Me, Cassie, Jack, Sarahbelle, John,Vicky & Eliabeth|
We all hung around the courtroom for a while and then drove to Williamsport, MD for a party afterwards to celebrate the event. Cassie had arranged to rent an ice cream shop that didn't open until later in the day and had bagels, blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, coffee and other goodies on a table. We could also order off a breakfast menu and they brought it over from their cafe across the street. Everything tasted great and we even had ice cream after the party. Super idea on Cassie's part.
|Desert Rose Cafe, Williamsport, MD|
|The Sweet Shoppe|
There were numerous photos taken at the ice cream store and I've included a few below.
|Sarahbelle with camera gift|
|The old folks corner|
The party broke up a little after noon and we all went our separate ways. Gerry and I came back to the cabin and tried to stay awake. To make the day complete, we had to wait once again for a tree trimming company that had the road near the cabin blocked. I stopped and tried to convince them to cut the Forest Road tree branches, but they said it wasn't their responsibility. I did try.
Later in the day Gerry and I split some firewood with an awl and sledge hammer. We wanted to stock up on firewood and clean up an area where the logs were stored. At the rate we worked today it will take us until we leave to finish the job. It was nice doing some manual labor once again. Tiring, but nice.
That was our day, how was yours?