Well Hi Everyone!
We are back from vacation! Had a fabulous time and will tell you all about it another day...right now I am a bit swamped at work and just taking a quick break to post this, have a bottle of water and then I need to get back to it.
First up I finished my pair of Nutkin socks the night before we left!
I love the way they turned out. And was so happy to NOT take them on the road. I did manage to do some knitting while away (more than expected/more than usual) which I'll show later. I think this will be my only I Love Fall finish though.
We did have mostly cloudy weather and warm - warmer than expected and definitely not Fall weather. Some rain, but also some nice days. We pulled into a rest stop on the PA Turnpike on our way home to get some much needed coffee. Pulling a camper, we need to park with the big trucks (LOL), and right next to us was a trucker with a traveling cat:
We pulled into our driveway Saturday afternoon around 3, unpacked the car and the frig of the camper...I got a load of wash started and around 5 I poured a glass of wine and went out on the patio to sit and rest. This is what I saw:
Our apple tree is blooming! Folks, this is nuts!! Our apple tree bloomed in May and then we watched the apples forming...never getting very large - a poor crop year. In August the tree started losing leaves. In September we noticed new green leaves appearing (weird). And now blooms! Very, very strange.
Yesterday I did some more laundry, picked up a few groceries and then we headed up to Colin & Mailing's. Mailing's company owns the 3rd largest Asian Pear orchard in the US and yesterday was the one day it was open to the public for tours. It was pretty interesting - the orchard tour was good, the inside tour was pretty lame. But, we got to taste about 8 different varieties of pears and some other things (vanilla pear brownies, pear spread, dried pears, etc.). All delicious. They also make some liquors, but with the antiquated PA laws, they could not provide samples of those. Mailing's parents and sister joined us and we ended up back at Colin & Mailing's place for dinner.
Now it is back to reality! I'll try to post again this week with info on our trip. We visited some really interesting places!!