Another week has flown by and we have been busy, as usual. We started the week out by helping at the Delta Lake Triathlon, right here in Rome. One of Ryan's friends runs this triathlon and two others. He is an Ironman Triathlete himself and this year they had kid's triathlons as well. Don and I are the official counters. We count the athletes as they go into the water and again, as they come out. We haven't lost one yet!
On Monday I had my stitches out from the mole I had removed and boy did it look ugly! It's looking better now.
We haven't been on our bikes much, so we were all set to go out Tuesday, until the rain
Wednesday was a visit to the dentist. The best part of that was a friend of ours that we just happened to run into there. It was so nice to catch up with her! In the afternoon I had a much appreciated massage! Ryan and Khristina had given it to me last year for my birthday in September and this was the first time I found time to do it. It was wonderful and so relaxing!
Fun for Don on Thursday as he had a colonoscopy. Actually, the fun was the night before! Haha! Everything came out just fine on that account He felt fine after a nice long nap and we met friends, Annette and Phil, at Vernon Downs. It was $1 night with programs, beer, soda, hot dogs and popcorn all only $1. Don was the big winner coming out $21 ahead even after our fancy $1 dinner!
Beautiful night at race track.
Since we hadn't seen our granddaughter in a few weeks we decided to go to Lake George for a visit. We had a great ride up there, but it was 135 miles and took 3 hours. While there Don went out in the boat, tubing and cliff jumping! Whew! I stayed home and visited with Gwen's family and, of course, Callie. It is amazing how much they change in only 3 weeks. She was so alert and babbling! It was great fun.We brought birthday presents for Gwen because her 30th birthday is Monday. On the ride home we stopped at a local place we like, The Soda Fountain. It is a 50s style place with good food.
Nana and Callie
View from their camp
McLaughlin camp at Lake George
Tired after cliff jumping and tubing.
Gwen Modeling her new shirt.
We were running on Saturday! First we walked in the Honor America Days Parade in Rome, representing Drums Along the Mohawk Drum Corps Show. Next was a 60th Birthday party for our good friend, Ralph, followed by a trip back to Rome. The Syracuse Symphony always puts on a good show for the start of Honor America Days with fireworks afterward. Unfortunately the nice day turned rainy and the symphony couldn't play. They did have the fireworks show, accompanied by cannon fire from Fort Stanwix. The best part of that is our friend, Phil, is a new volunteer there ans was one of the cannon shooters!
Honor America Days parade.
Standing guard at Ft. Stanwix
Today we went into Sylvan Beach to the 20th Annual Corvettes on the Beach, but it rained again! Dick, Julie, Jon, Vicky and Kaylin all came and we lunched at the Canal View, which is always good. We looked at Corvettes from inside the truck.
Lunch with Kaylin.
A wet vette show.
The weather has been all over the place from 40s overnight to 80s during the day. We've had rain and sun, also.