I have admired the unknown vine that grows at the foot of the tree sculpture and do have an old photo, so here it is.
Monday I met with a missionary friend for coffee. We sat outside at Payne's in a cozy cushioned cove.
Then we heard a worried miaow. Behind the couch we saw mamma cat feeding five little ones.
Not long after, she carried them one by one to a safer place.
After Monday dinner, the grandboys came back with us to spend the night.
Tuesday morning we had a family favorite breakfast, which we always called Swedish pancakes another name for crepes. What a treat with ripe, juicy, local peaches and pecan syrup!
We took the boys to the Splash House. I was so busy running after Zion that I did not get even one photo.
In the evening, we had a very American experience, a first for me--a baseball game at Victory Field.
|The view from our vantage point|
Wednesday, another first, at least for 2012--I started jogging again! Michael faithfully runs every other day and I decided to join him for part of the way. I'd like to participate in our town's first 5k in September. Let the training begin!
On the side of the road we found a wounded hawk. Mike called Kayla and she rushed over to rescue the bird. They had no trouble picking it up. She took it to the vet of the hawk sanctuary in Fort Wayne where it currently resides.
|George, the Cooper Hawk|
We spent the afternoon watching a stage of the Tour de France traversing the area in the Pyrenees where our guys rode in 2010.
I stood at that very intersection by the church for hours watching and waiting for Mike to descend the Col de Tourmalet--many great memories!
Friday we prepared for our family three-day vacation in Tennessee, glad for a bit more rain that will keep our garden alive while we are away. With all the planning and packing, no pics.
...before sitting down to a delicious meal.
So, here we are in Crossville, TN, enjoying some of what this area has to offer.