Thursday, July 28, 2011

Celebrating the 4th, Little Red Cottage Style

Look who ventured out of the deep south and crossed the Mason/Dixon line for a 4th of July visit to the Little Red Cottage!


We were excited that K & D were spending the holiday with us on the lake in western Pennsylvania instead of the beaches of south Florida.  We were committed to showing them a good great time...western PA style!


There was fishing on the agenda


and carp feeding.  A visit to western PA is not complete without a stop at the Pymatuning Spillway.  It is an experience like no other; and, it only takes a loaf or two to whip these critters into a white bread frenzy.


Guess who showed up to cash in on all of that fishing?  Chris just can't seem to stay away when there are fish to catch.


Since K & D had never been to this neck of the woods before we launched the first ever "Roots" tour.  You can interpret that as driving around the tri-county area boring our guests with tales of our, The Kid's youth and spotting an Amish buggy or two along the way.  We also took in the sights at the local flea market on an extremely hot Sunday morning and enjoyed fireworks on the lake.  The thunder storm that rolled in as the grand finale ended provided a few anxious moments. We charged home in the dark, dodging raindrops and chugging through the white caps whipped up by the fast moving storm.

But in the end it was all about good friends and the lake.  D determined it was time to dust off the little Sailfish left behind by the previous owners to see if she would float.


She did.  But since none of us know how to sail we left the sail in the barn (for now) and D paddled contentedly around the cove entertaining himself for hours while the rest of us enjoyed a boat ride and/or a each his own.


Unfortunately there was that one, tiny, little controversy regarding the "Lil Buckeye."  All I can say on that subject is judgment day is coming!!!


The Kid, always glad to have someone along to captain the ship, got to relax and enjoyed the ride.


As the sun set on the weekend we reminisced about good times with great friends.


I think it's fair to say a good time was had by all.


See you soon K & time on Logan-Martin!


Kay Carboni said...

Great post! Thanks for the memories....I have a story about that! Love you guys!

Bethany Patton said...

It looks like you guys had fun. Looking forward to some of that fun soon and very soon!