Ron & James and Clark arrived in town before noon but wanted to take advantage of the tax free outlet store shopping so we didn't see them right away. Mike had an unexpected activity so he drove separately later that night. When ready for a break from shopping, we met them for lunch, and then they finished up their shopping before finally arriving at our house. The weather was lovely so we sat on the porch and visited.
|James, Ron, Spouse, Marvin|
|Clark, Ron, James|
Sun morning we had coffee on the porch and then Spouse made breakfast for everyone: scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, fruit salad, and bagels. Sun marked Spouse & my 23rd anniversary so we had mimosas with our breakfast. It was significantly warmer on Sun so once we'd finished eating we continued talking inside.
|Ron reconnected with Marvin and Walter|
|Spouse and James|
|Ron and Mike|
|Me and Clark|
|The 6 of us|
Mon morning we had coffee and more visiting on the porch.
|Mike and Ron (with Marvin)|
|Spouse with Walter|
|Ron and Marvin|
Less than an hour later my cousin's daughter Chelsea and her husband Gabe arrived. We sat on the porch and got reconnected for awhile, then went for a walk through town, looking at all the unique homes and talking about real estate. We had a late lunch at Nectar. The skies threatened rain, so we returned home and got into the car to continue our tour of the area. (This was their first visit here.) After a brief shower we decided to stop for a bite at Station on Kings. Chelsea and I were still full from our generous lunches so we both ordered desserts, while Spouse & Gabe had dinner. The shower had taken away the humidity and a light breeze made for a delightful evening to dine al fresco.
|Gabe, Chelsea, Spouse, me|
We loved having our friends and family visit us over the long holiday weekend! But I must admit I'm a little tired. I think I will sleep well tonight.