Mike and Pat joined us on our walk this chilly morning—Pat was wearing a jacket! After our walk we headed out for the local tourist attraction, Natural Bridge, taking the usual photos!
We arrived back home about 11am—Nat was coming for lunch so Pat and I got busy! Pork tenderloin, roasted vegetables such as squash and carrots both from my garden, roasted green beans and a salad from the garden. Homemade ice cream and fresh peaches for dessert. Another fabulous meal! Mike and Pat enjoyed meeting Nat.
Pat and I managed to sneak down to the quilt studio with Pat doing a little shopping and we also played with the longarm. Mike and Mike sat upstairs solving the problems of the world.
About 4pm I suggested taking a “looking for bears” drive. We bundled lawn chairs and happy hour makings into the truck along with Emmi and off we went up Lewis Gulch. No bears but beautiful scenery. As Pat said, “we have lots of happy hours but not many like that, beautiful scenery and great company.” We agreed totally!
OK, so we drive twenty miles round trip on a bumpy, bumpy road looking for bears and what happens—we hit the mother lode when we get home!!! Mike suggests we continue our drive on up into the hay pasture and look over into the gulches where the chokecherry bushes grow—we might get lucky and see a bear. Nope, no bears in the gulch. As we are leaving Michael decides to drive out across the hayfield with the intent of getting close enough to the gulch in which the house is located—maybe we will see a bear. Michael spots them first on the horizon coming out of the neighbor’s hayfield. Not one, but THREE!!! The distance to the bears was greater than the zoom on my camera and it was getting dark.
We snuck across the field and got just a touch closer before they all disappeared into the trees. Pat came here wanting to see bears and we treat our guests right—she got to see three bears!
It was just the best of days—thanks Mike and Pat for sharing it with us!