Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sept 18th - Last Full Day!

Today was the last full day that Jo Anne and Richard are here.  The rain from Monday was still here and it looked like it could last, so we kept fingers crossed that it would break before the end of the day.  And we cheered when we finally saw some blue sky!

I started the day with the water aerobics class.  Came home, showered, and got ready for the day.  We went out to lunch at Del Rio, which was really good, and then ran a few errands.  We started off by going by Lisa's so Bill could pick up the other key to their car.  They fly out tomorrow for a vacation in Colorado and will park their car at the airport.  Then, when Bill flies back from Iowa on Monday, he will pick up the car and drive home.  He will pick them up when they come back on October 6th.  We also enjoyed visiting with them for a bit.  Brooks was napping, but Ashby was in her usual playful mood.  She was talking to Grandpa while she had her lunch, and at one point she said to him, "So, how is your day going?"  Where does she get these things?

After our visit with Lisa, we stopped by the library to pick up the books on CD that I had requested for our trip.  Then we did a quick spin through downtown Lawrenceville so our friends could see our big town.  By then it was time for naps.  We have been staying up so much later than usual that we are all tired by the middle of the day! 

By 5:00 or so, when we had planned to go to the fair, the clouds began to break open and there was actually sun and blue skies.  We enjoyed the evening at the Gwinnett County fair.  I was disappointed in the 4H part - there were not many animals and almost no competition exhibits.  Those had always been a really big part of the fairs when I was young.  They did have an exhibit hall, but there was much less than I would have expected.  Even so, there was a booth that some people from Peru had where they were selling items from Peru.  I bought a couple of tiny nativities that were carved from volcanic rock.  They are really cute.

They have a fabulous midway with tons of rides (we did not ride anything) and lots of food (we ate plenty!) and we enjoyed walking around seeing that.  For dinner we did the corn dog and curly potato thing, and had a funnel cake just before we left.

It was really a lot of fun and the weather had turned so nice.  The rain was gone and the cool air moved in so it is starting to feel a little like fall.

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