Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Drive to the Cottage...

On the weekend I drove the route that runs along Lake Ontario to the cottage in NY state. You can see the skies were wanting to threaten. I drive this road for the last hour of the drive. The first couple of hours are a hectic highway drive but this one is so peaceful and quiet.

I always love this house I pass along the way. The picture is a little crooked because I was being good and concentrating on the road (most of the time) . The house overlooks the lake and has a beautiful yard and lawn.

I passed this beautiful lavender along a fence...

This house doesn't really look as good as it does in the picture. I can just imagine how beautiful it would be with a little TLC. Wouldn't that top be a great spot for crafting? It also overlooks the water. Its in a lovely location.

I took a picture of the shed at the cottage to show you the perennial flowers I had planted around it at the end of last summer. The picture also shows the door needing some TLC and paint. Funny I hadn't noticed it as much as I do in the picture.

The daisies were happy.

This is Marc and his grandson Jack having a heart-to-heart conversation. Jack just turned 2 last month.

Marc played in a fundraising golf tournament called the name of 2 dear friends who passed away 18 years ago. Ever since that time this group of golfers and they were up to about 80 this year pays to golf. The proceeds go to a good cause. They had a great day as usual. There was much laughing going on.

It has become a tradition that because one of the couples has a wedding anniversary that weekend they stop at the 17th hole and open up a bottle of champagne to toast. This year a couple of ladies took a break and reappeared in wedding dresses. One of the fellows had been persuaded to change into a black gown with pearls...and he played the rest of the game this way. It was so silly. Later everyone gathered at the Elk's Lodge and we had a delicous steak dinner and prizes were awarded to the golfers and 4-somes that were the best and the worst, and the longest and the shortest. Its always a fun time.
I hope you had a lovely weekend... Judi xoxo


Julie said...

My husband used to be an Elk...those steak dinners were amazing!!!

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Cottage Rose said...

Sounds like a happy and fun time was had by all.. I love that photo of man to man talk so sweet. Love the photos of the cottage and shed,,those daises are so pretty..

Have a great week


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SmilingSally said...

It sounds as if you've had a lovely weekend. My Johnny wishes that Mark lived close enough so that they could play a round of golf.

Judi said...

hmmmmm if you hadn't moved away from Miami... Marc still goes to Miami once a month on a 2-day business trip. Marc would have loved that!

Kathleen Grace said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I lve the house with the little room on top, I've always wanted to tour a house like that and see what kind of things people do with those little rooms!

Amelia said...

What a great weekend you had! Sounds like a good time! Smiles:0)!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a wonderful time...Happy Days, Judi :o)

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Hey Judi! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! Please come back anytime. I have you in my "follow" list now. :)

Sounds like such a nice little getaway! And the photos are great! Love both of the houses you showed. I'd love to fix that second one up. It would be truly magnificent!

Have a great week!

Dawn said...

What pretty houses. Oh, I'd love one like that. ☺

My grandson Jack was one on February 29th. Your Jack is older...and a cutie.

Mmmmm, steak dinners. I love steak!

I hope you are enjoying your vacation time.

take care,

Heather said...

Hi Judi,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You had asked about the mice decorations on the cake and they are made from marshmallow fondant. It is very easy to make and would be happy to pass along any information you would like. I am going to go have a look at your blog...

Anonymous said...

Oh my that lavendar and the house - and of course the sweet man to man shot, just a lovely post!

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