Friday, August 26, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The weather was perfect, we ate lunch from one of the vendors and enjoyed the music. The cool thing is that it's a fundraiser. Brewfest buys the beer outright and the sample stations are manned by volunteers who queue up to be accepted, coming from all over the state. All proceeds benefit charaties. Our kids went the next day which is geared for the younger crowd with costumes and contests. They went later, stayed longer and drank more. They're young and now that Logan is 16 and can drive, they have a DD - they call him L'Uber :)
He finished his business and moseyed on.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
It's truly a park setting. Georg ran the B&B, renting to former clients until just recently. She and I sat on the front porch reading and chatting and this is what my kind of vacation looks like.
Ian has the unenviable job of removing this dying Mugo pine. He took a second load of branches to the dump this morning. It appeared to be a beautiful bushy tree when we moved in last year.
At some point the tree became unstable and started to tip over but rather than stake it, a previous owner wrapped all the limbs with this black wire. It didn't prevent the tree from tipping over and in fact, the main trunk was flat on the ground with the branches growing vertically making the appearance of a tree. By this spring the wire had cut into the branches and was choking it to death.
That's the bones of the tree, soon to be firewood.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Overlook Hotel in The Shining. The movie was filmed elsewhere. We were really impressed with the food as well as by the multinational diners around us - very fun. It's astonishing to think that before the workers could begin construction they first had to build six miles of windy road from State Route 26. The construction workers were local as well as the artisans who created the woodwork and handwovens.
Sky Time in Grays River. The author Robert Pyle, a well known butterfly biologist, is a local resident. There is magic here.