Whew, what a fun afternoon! Shane got here around 4:30 and we all watched the end of the Indy 500. Congrats to Scott Dixon on his first win at Indy! There were a few crashes, but no one was seriously injured--although Ryan Briscoe might be dead meat when Danica Patrick finishes with him. Man, she was loaded for bear after their crash! I can't say I blame her--that was a stupid mistake.
We had a great time sitting out on the deck and chatting and laughing. I suppose Shane and I bored Ken a few times by laughing hysterically over weird things that happened when we were kids, but Ken already knows that we're a little on the odd side. Ha! He seems to like us despite our weirdness!
Before Shane got here, I told Ken that I wondered if Shane might not drive the Mustang. (I believe it's a '67--correct me if I'm wrong, Shane--and a gift from his Dad. Virtually everything is original, including all of the interior. It's so sweet.) Sure enough, Shane fired her up and drove her tonight! It's a beautiful midnight blue color, with pale blue interior.
Here are several pictures, including the Mustang, pictures of Nutwood, Shane, Ken, me and Shane, me and Ken, and a brat that screams "Eat me!"
Isn't that a gorgeous car? It even has the original paint job, if I'm not mistaken. There is some superficial paint damage, but it's minor. It is such a beauty.
Ken is all smiles about having his picture taken! I'm not sure why he hates to have his picture taken so much, because I think he looks pretty cute.
It's always great to see Shane. We always have so much fun together!
Ken and his special "grillin' shirt," that says Grills Gone Wild. Woooo! Par-tyyy!
Me an' mah cuz!
Me an' mah hub!
Brat sez, "Eat me!" Everything turned out great. The potato salad definitely wasn't as good as homemade, but it was also much easier!
Part of our back yard in late afternoon. The circle of rocks in the foreground is our
sacrificial altar fire pit, and we hope to have a bonfire soon, before the weather gets too hot for our robes a bonfire. Beating heart S'mores, anyone?
As the sun was starting to set, I got this picture...I love it when things start getting so lush and green, and this is the kind of thing that makes me think, "MAN, I love this place!"
And finally, the end of a most excellent day. The sun has set, the moon has risen, the frogs are peeping, and Shane and the Mustang are ready to roll. Rain is supposed to come our way tonight, so I'm so happy that we got to enjoy such a great day.
I hope you all had a great day, too!