Hi my friends. We are at the Lake of the Ozarks. Dayle and I got here a day ahead of my daughter Amy and the two girls. So, after checking into our hotel we did some driving around trying to get an idea of landscape. Right next to the dam that created this massive meandering lake we stopped and snapped a photo.. if you look close you can see a boat pulling a parasail.
Our hotel had a neat pool which I knew the girls would like.
Our girls arrived and we were all so happy to see each other! I snapped a photo of the girls after lunch and the sun was blinding them! :-)
I'd been looking for a Cardinal since I arrived and asked my granddaughter Jenna that if she saw one to let me know.. she looked out the window and said "There's one!".. I didn't believe her at first, but grabbed my camera and looked and LO and BEHOLD.. look what I saw! I'll never forget that.
On Friday we had some time to kill between checking out of the hotel and into our condo so we went to an antique store. Oh my.. the Village Antiques was full to the brim of really nice things.. I should have taken more photos. I thought those of you who like buntings and banners would like this.. they took vintage hankies, cut them in half and folded them to make this cute banner.
This entire old closet was filled with vintage linens.. embroidered and crocheted lace edging.. oh my!
I actually bought two vintage oak splint baskets, a tiny milk glass cream bottle and a wire laundry basket that I've been wanting for years! But I have not photos at this time as they're still in the car! :-)
We finally checked into our condo and this is the view we have of a little bay of the lake. This is from the nice deck off the condo.
This is Jenna in their cute little room.. I love the nautical decor on the wall.
Here is the dining area.
Here is the kitchen. I didn't take a photo of the big living area as we've already piled it up with crochet bags, dolls, pillows everywhere, etc. LOL!
Amy and the girls went swimming yesterday, I walked down with them to snap a few photos. There is this gorgeous planter by the pool.
Does anyone know what this pretty pink flower is? ETA - LacyKnitsDaily said it's a Mandavilla! Thanks!
The girls ready to swim.. now my friends.. I'll be honest. It's horrifically hot and humid here and I was about to die just walking down there and taking some photos. I quickly retreated to the lovely cool condo with grandpa while they swam. I hope to swim with them tomorrow - we might go on a boat cruise today. We're still googling to find one.
The girls are happy in the water.
Snap.. snap.. and quickly back to the cool condo! LOL! It was 95 deg. F. and the humidity is 77%. This Oregon girl and Dayle too.. are having a bit of difficulty with this heat. We're looking forward to heading to a cooler climate on the way home.
Okay.. time to hear more stories from the girls. Paige was just telling me about going to camp and walking in the mud there. :-) Oh.. forgot to tell you that we saw a little herd of deer the other night in the trees by the condo and last night we saw a bunch of fireflies in the brush, too! I hope you're having a good weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)