Thursday, July 16, 2009

Slice of Lime-The Great Outdoors

From last Friday until yesterday we had some dear friends visiting us. They have been raising their family in a very large city in Asia. They make it back to the U.S. every other summer and wanted their kids to have the chance to enjoy some country outdoor life while with us. We have some other friends with a lake house who welcomed us all one afternoon.

There was swimming and kayaking, my personal favorite. I enjoy how quiet it is once you get out to the middle of the lake. The weather was perfect too, sunny and warm with a nice breeze but not blistering hot.

There was fishing. Everyone who fished successfully caught several.

Isaac and one of his catches.

Mr. Lime and the catch of the day.

Since we just did catch and release we had hot dogs cooked over our fire pit. Dessert was smores. know how I feel about them.

The friends with the lake house also have an uber groovy treehouse with a rope walk. I couldn't resist that.
Just in case you think I didn't walk all the way across, here is proof.

A good time was had by all. Our friends were very glad their city kids enjoyed the day outdoors and we all made some nice memories together.


Hilary said...

Cottage cravings are a-stirring now. Looks like a perfect day. :)

g-man said...

Nice Bass...hehehehe

Cocotte said...

What a beautiful day you had! Wish I could have been there to walk that tightrope with you.

~Dragonfly~* said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I've arrived home and will now have a lot of catching up to do! So much to read... so many stories to share!!!

I too am a pebble picker!! :) I've got a whole bowl of rocks from my trip.... including amethyst that we mined ourselves just outside of Thunder Bay in Canada.

Glad all seems well on your home front.


Desmond Jones said...

(*inhaling deeply*)

Aaaaaahhhhhh. . .

Thanks for giving me a delightful flashback to our recent week in the Northwoods. And a flash-forward to our upcoming week of Summer Camp. I know exactly what you mean about the quiet in the middle of the lake. Lovely.

I dunno, tho. . . I get nervous when I see you messin' around ropes. . .

And listen. . . Mets? Indians? Next time I need a tie-dye fix, I'm sendin' y'all some Tigers gear. . . ;)

NYD said...

Yeah, yeah, Summer fun. I dig it.
The fishing looks fun, OK.
Lime in a lowcut top, I paused checked the cleavage.
My first view of Mr. Lime- a pretty good catch there Mrs. Lime. (No I ain't ghey)
But the only thing that matters to me in this entire post is Issac's shirt!
Oh and the S'more sounded pretty good too.

carib - Now how's that for a word veri?

lime said...

hilary, i'm not sure you'd ever get me to leave if i were you and had access to that cottage

gman, lol

cocotte, rock on! i knew there had to be some others who would join me

dragonfly, i'm looking forward to reading your stories too

desmond, i put up the vid just to see who would get nervous and who would join me. lol

nyd, i cannot tell you how relieved i am that as a former noo yawkuh you're a mets fan rather than *cough...gasp...hack* a yankees (shudders at the word) fan. as for carib? a truly awesome word veri.

RennyBA said...

I know I've said it before; we are two of a kind in many ways! This is exactly how I love to spend a day with family and friends; out in the nature, swimming, cajoling, fishing (what great catch - why didn't you fried it on the fire?) and this bonfire - doing the same as we do with our hot dogs with the 'bread' around too!

What could be more recreational and like I've said before; give me whatever amusement park - it can't compete with this!

You're doing well balancing too - how about a career as a ballerina ? ;-)

Ananda girl said...

Okay. Now I have to go fishing today. Tell Mr. Lime that his catch is a beauty! Let him figure out if I mean the fish or you! ha

What a fun time. Just looking at it makes me relax and smile. Thanks for sharing it.

S said...

Now waitaminit! No helmet, no elbow pads, no safety line was used while walking across that thing. I don't know........


Glad you had fun. Your son looks incredibly like you.

Desmond Jones said...

I'll have to wait 'til I get home tonight to watch the vid, but I'd be happy enough to join you on the rope. It's just that your own recent history with ropes worries me the least bit. . . ;)

WordVer = 'jabless'; I keep telling ya that I'm a lover, not a fighter. . . (an' yeef, it's only one vowel removed from something I'd really rather not think about. . .)

Maddy said...

There are few things I like more than barbequed fish although I don't think I'd be brave enough to do anything with it once I'd pulled it up on a line. Looks like a fabulous spot.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, there's nothing better than a great day outdoors! Awesome that you and your friends and family had such a good time :)

Kat said...

What fun! Looks like you had a fabulous time. :)

You made me nervous on that rope. I didn't want you to fall and hurt yourself. The last thing you need is another injury. ;)

Jazz said...

Well would you look at that! Sunshine!!! I don't even remember what that looks like.

for a different kind of girl said...

That whole idea in my head of having to touch fish was wiped away at the sight of that super cool treehouse! How fun is that!?

Anonymous said...

Talk about living the good, laughing, eating and being with friends...just one ting Lime...I thought your hair was black.

lime said...

ananda, glad i could give you a smile and thanks for the one you gave me ;)

s, lol, i was waiting for someone to REALLY freakout on me

desmond, eek, i don't much care for that word veri either!

maddy, it was a very peaceful spot

solitaire, it was a terrific day :)

kat, my son was a wee tad nervous too

jazz, hope the sun i shared helped brighten things a bit

moannie, i do have very dark hair but it is increasingly interspersed with white. the sun really caught just how much.

Beach Bum said...

Great pictures of a fantastic trip.

(M)ary said...

Your son certainly looks like you!! No worries that he was accidentally switched at birth.

Malicious Intent said...

I soooo would have needed a rescue team to get me untangled as I dangled from that rope bridge. Grace is not my middle name. More like "walking disaster" It's an American Indian name. I have that in my family.
"Malicious Walking Disaster Intent"
It does not get me a lot of invitations to cook outs. I am also often required to sign insurance policies before swimming or fishing or boating with others.

misticblu said...

I am glad you guys had a great time. What a cool rope walk!