We got settled in Sunday night and fell into our beds that night. The next morning it seemed to be clearing up somewhat and we dove into our first day of school. My last first day of school-ever. :) Dear Mum made it a memorable day of learning for all of us and she wrote me a sweet, encouraging letter (6 pages!!!) as I begin my last year of formal education.
One happy little brother. :) One day, he walked in the door holding a 8 in. Bluegill with a beaming smile, (like the handsome one in the picture above) and said, "I caught dinner!!!" Buppy showed us how to skin and cut the fish expertly and Mum breaded and fried it. Ronnie got two fabulous filet's out of the fish and graciously let everybody taste his catch. It was delicious! From the time the fish bit the hook to when it was sitting in front of Ronnie, cooked, was about 45 minutes. :) Talk about fresh. :)
This was a fabulous, very yummy diner we had a late lunch at after we took an hour long tour at the McClurg mansion. It served typical diner fare, but very, very good diner food. :) A cheeseburger and sweet potato fries were my lunch and I heartily enjoyed them. :)
At the top of the hill!! It actually wasn't very bit at all. But to them it was, which made it all the more fun to watch their expressions. :)
Friday night we got Perry's Ice Cream for the third time that week and played Yahtzee which was really fun. Saturday we packed and cleaned up, packed lunches and Sprite for the journey back and Sara and I were sufficiently silly all three hours of the car ride back to Bethel Park. And that, folks, was my lengthy dissertation on our vacation.