August 5, 2012
Another beautiful morning and another bike ride along the canal. Cilla and the girls went to church and then they were off to a lobster feast at their friend’s house. Annette and I headed to Lakeville to see my 92 year young, Uncle Bill. We had lunch at our favorite restaurant, Lorenzo’s. Another place our parents take us. It was great seeing Uncle Bill and my cousins, Billy and Rick who stopped by to say hi. Uncle Bill is doing well and still has a mind that is sharp as a tack. And as usual with the Howard family, the conversation came around to politics. Another spirited debate with Uncle Bill in one corner and Billy in the other corner each making their points. Rick and I just stir the pot. At 92 you have to give the decision to Uncle Bill. Billy and Karen live next door and they raise chickens and goats and have a wonderful vegetable garden. They make their own cheese and can food for the winter. Rick and his new wife Rhema, who is from Russia, are enjoying life to the fullest. It was great seeing them all again and wishing we had more time spend. We headed back to the Cape for dinner at Craig and Val’s house. We had a nice meal of seared tuna and many glasses of wine and we didn’t get home until midnight. You know you’re in trouble when the grandchildren are reprimanding us for coming home late. All and all it was a fantastic day.
August 6, 2012
Dawn broke on another lovely day with low humidity. That was a relief. The girls slept in and we finally got them out of the house around 11am to do some kayaking. We launched at Monks Cove, a little out of the way place that we use to take our kids. Of course things do change and you now need a beach sticker. And of course along came the police to politely ask us to leave. I was talking to officer and recognized his name. After a brief conversation about knowing his brother and him going to school with my son, we got the green light to stay and we could park at any of the beaches while we were in town. Noel would have been proud of me. After kayaking, Annette, I and the girls went to their dad’s house, where they prepared dinner and we spent some time talking and catching up on what’s gone on in Scott’s life this past year. The girls stayed the night and Annette and Cilla will pick them up in the morning and do some shopping. We stopped on the way home for a drink at the Lobster Trap. A few years ago it was a BYOB seasonal self service restaurant. Now it has full dinning and a full bar with Valet parking. I guess that’s progress. Another full day and the time is flying by.
Bob and Annette