Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Perfect R&R for Memorial Day Weekend

As much as I hate to say it, I usually spend Memorial Day Weekend doing yard work. There's a lot of it to do, because Mr. Ed and I live on acreage that likes to grow, grow, grow.

This year was different! Miss Debbie hosted a private campout at her splendid country home in northern Idaho, and the lucky guests, including yours truly, had an absolutely wonderful time of easy R&R. We set up our trailers on her expansive and perfectly groomed yard, and had her stocked fishing pond all to ourselves!

We rowed the pond, practiced fly fishing, and even caught 'Big Walter,' the pond's resident lunker. We put him back, of course, but he did get to see daylight for a few moments!

Debbie and her husband, Denny, spoiled us the whole time. Denny started our morning campfires and coffee, and then went inside the house to make us breakfast, which was served in the great room overlooking the pond and yard. And he refused to let us do the dishes! That's Miss Kim, above, warming up by the fire.

Check out the lovely shaded area for picnic tables. It was better than being at any public park.

Our thanks to Deb (shown above) and Denny for their gracious hospitality and pampering. What a treat!