Friday, Aug. 11th I woke up a few times through the night. I guess I was excited for the day to start. There was a lovely breeze coming in my side window too so perhaps once in a while my arm would get a chill if it became uncovered. I need something covering me although love the fresh air on my face. Clemson stayed snuggled right close beside me throughout the night, even when I rolled over and back.
Sky to the west
|The clouds breaking up to the east as well|
Clemson will be the only one carrying a bag today, well you know what I mean. He doesn’t even know it at this point.
will be a shorter post than yesterday, lucky for you! I’m leaving the Suite
around 8:30 to first drop our ‘baby’ off in Durham and then head out #6 towards
Mt. Forest and so on. It is a nice drive and with my tunes (Oh! I must grab
another couple of cds) I can listen to Pokey,(Laurie, you seriously need to Google him!) Blue Rodeo, Johnny Reid, Celine
and my guy Willie Nelson.
|Clemson finds a warm and safe place to rest|
|Clear roads and cloudier skies|
|Cobble Hills Road which I drove past and had to go back a few hundred feet|
|Arriving at the outskirts of Dorchester|
I arrived at Laurie's beautiful home on Compton Cr. at 11:40. Good timing.
|Laurie's pool looks inviting but it wasn't hot enough outside for us to jump in|
|Laurie has a boarder at her house and this is Mac, his beautiful Bermise Mountain dog|
He is so adorable and complacent
Sorry, Clemson, I made friends with him
Knowing I had to drive home later, I relaxed on drinking alcohol early and when 4:30 rolled around I made contact with Bill at CanAm. It was planned to hopefully meet up at Costco after his work day and my play day for some food items.
|Great friends forever!|
|Laurie has a butterfly bush but had no visitors yet|
|Our host under her sign|
Laurie's smile is infectious, I consider her a very dear friend
|Lo and behold, for the first time this summer, this fellow made an appearance!|
|He was beautiful and posed gracefully for me|
At Teviotdale we were pretty much clear and some pretty pink sections of sky were showing through the clouds. Both Bill and I tried to snap photos, with little success. I wish I had a good Bluetooth connection as I’d forgotten to text Rob and Pat about our whereabouts. As hard as I tried to call them on my bluetooth device, I couldn't make a connection with it. Grrr! Time to purchase a new one. With the storms all around and tornado warnings they were starting to get worried about us and I’m sorry to have caused them that concern.
|London Fog tea|
After chatting briefly and me getting a triple face wash from my little guy, I packed up his stuff and drove the dark Baptist Church Road to the Ridge. I’m glad Bill was there with all scare lights shining brightly or I wouldn’t be so brave getting out of the car. Clem ran for the door and was happy to see Bill. It wasn’t until we were snuggled in bed around 11 that he gave Bill’s face the same bath I got.
This was a fantastic day, the drive was totally worth it. I was able to visit my girlfriends for a good 6 hours after not seeing them since last September. I hope you enjoyed your day as much.
|I don't like it when someone gets between me and my man!!|
|quick bite at A & W|
|Following my sweetie home|
The 401 was busy enough
|Capturing the sky after the storm|
|Those clouds could have provided us with a lot worse so we were thankful to be spared the worst|