So much has been going on here at Wilder's Last Resort that I've not shared with you. It's been a busy, fun, and hectic few weeks. First off, let me introduce you to Yogi who decided to check out our deck this week, during daylight hours.
There have been many sightings of this bear in my neighborhood. I think Yogi was looking for a pic-a-nic basket on the table.
Yogi also likes to do a balance beam routine on the deck railing. I guess he is smarter than the average bear.....even though he's not wearing his signature green hat, white collar and tie.
I was in the dining room at the computer with my back to the windows, when I heard a thump on the deck. All pattern writing came to a screeching halt, and my heart rate elevated off the chart. I grabbed the iPad and started taking pictures. Mazey was completely oblivious to the bear. Some watchdog she is! I think my next quilt has to include a Bear Paw block.
Our grandsons spent their Spring Break with us. We took them over to a skate park in Sonora, and took them to lunch at Covers Apple Farm and bought a mile high apple pie. I LOVE this picture of the boys, and Mazey. Let me tell you they made quick work of that pie!
They spent a lot of time playing in the woods and constructed a fort. If they had been here to see the bear, they probably wouldn't have stepped outside the cabin.
We kept them so busy all week, doing outside activities. No video games, not much TV except to watch the new Godzilla vs. Kong movie. I was not a fan of that movie. I kept waiting for Fay Wray to appear on the Empire State Building......didn't happen.
We took them to two skate parks so they could ride their scooters. I'm now fluent in skate park lingo. I know what a vert wall is behind a quarter pipe. I always thought a "kickout" is what an irritated horse would do.
We went kayaking at White Pines lake which is just three miles down the road. I love to kayak and be out on the open water. The hardest part is getting in and out of the kayak. I'm very pleased to report that my entrance and exit from the kayak did not involve any flatulence. That would have been just too embarrassing in front of my grandsons.
We went kayaking with our granddaughter and her new boyfriend a couple of summers ago. I was mortified when I disembarked and, you guessed it! Once the laughter starts, forget about getting out of the kayak gracefully with any sense of decorum.
Yesterday, we drove to Plymouth for an antique truck show to see a friends trucks on display. I love this picture of his truck. The red truck is so striking next to the blue sky and clouds from the approaching storm.
It's a manure spreader. That says it all, and expresses my feelings about most politicians.