Instead I picked up some lunch at Chicken Shack and made the 50+ mile trek out to see the kids. Lunch was dee-lish and afterwards Holly showed me the baby's room:
Dottie looks like she's having fun:
Here's Dottie cooling off in the pond. She likes to sit in it!
And here's Mike in the middle of the front garden:
Notice all the sunflowers in the back??
We went to the Michigan Festival of Gourds in Imlay City with Mike's parents. Who even knew there was such a festival?!
Among all the various gourd products they had this wonderful piece on display:
Close up of Santa:
From the festival we headed back to Holly and Mike's house, stopping at a local produce stand adjacent to a small farm. I picked up amazing bargains. I got a head of broccoli, 3 giant green peppers, 1 cantaloupe, and 6 red plums for $5.50! I also bought some peaches at the gourd festival (I know!) plus Mike gave me corn, potatoes, beans, cukes, beets, banana peppers, hot peppers (for Kevin) from his gardens. I'm all set! I think I might make some stuffed peppers for dinner tomorrow and with all this great produce I better eat it up. Tuesday is my Door to Door Organics delivery day!
I had a marvelous day with Holly and Mike. That's the longest I've spent with them since......ever, I think! I can't wait for Denver to get here -- I'm on pins and needles until he does arrive!