|The camp store was filled with "bear" items.|
Can you believe it had been ten years since we have camped with my Hubby's twin brothers!
Way too long!
We met up at Bear Run Campground in western Pennsylvania.
Hubby's twin brothers are eight years younger and they are still working full-time jobs.
So it is difficult for everyone to get time off together.
Plus one twin brother has three natural grandchildren and one step grandchild.
The grandbabies are keeping them hopping...and they love it!
But, they needed a break and managed to get away for a few days.
We arrived first at the campground last Sunday afternoon and set up camp trying to find a level gravel/grass spot for, "Little Guy", our travel van,
,,,saving the nice leveled paved site for Keith and Jane's travel trailer and truck.
Monday we drove an hour and a half to visit Hubby's cousin, Carol.
Carol is the sweetest lady who happens to be a gifted artist and quilter.
Her quilts have won ribbons at quilt shows.
And, boy, can this woman draw and paint.
While visiting Carol I noticed she had a beautiful wildlife scene on her walls in her foyer.
I assumed it was wallpaper.
Imagine my surprise when Carol asked if we saw the wildlife scenery she painted!
|This is NOT wallpaper!|
Jane asked if she penciled in the deer before painting them and Carol said "No".
She just painted (with latex paint) the figures and scenery as she went along.
|Could you draw and paint this without drawing it in pencil first?|
She doesn't even realize how talented she is and that most people can't do this.
No clue at all!!
|Wow...wow and wow!|
Isn't this just stunning!
I asked Carol if she would come visit us for a month.
But she didn't get the hint.
After visiting with Carol we drove over to another cousin's farm and had supper with a bunch of cousins.
Now I should mention that Carol had fixed delicious sloppy joe sandwiches and strawberry shortcake for dessert for us for lunch.
So...we were pleased we managed to keep a straight face when Hubby's other cousin called us to supper and served us...yep...you guessed it... sloppy joes!
And when she asked who wanted strawberry shortcake for dessert we didn't say a word or crack a smile.
We had a good laugh later though about the duplicate meals but really we didn't mind because it's one of our favorite meals and desserts.
The kicker is I had bought hamburger to make sloppy joes for one of our camping meals.
Needless to say we skipped having sloppy joes for a third time!
After supper we went across the road to the barn to see and feed the horses.
This is a real treat for a city gal like me.
Hubby's uncle raised Appaloosas horses on his farm for many years before he passed.
There are a few horses left on the farm including, "Ollie", a miniature horse.
I caught myself saying "pretty" as the horses approached me...but as they got closer I changed to saying...
I have always loved horses but more by worshiping them from afar.
What about you?
Are you a horse lover?
I had never seen a life-size horse on top of a barn before!
This barn was by our campground.
We had a wonderful surprise greeting us when we returned to the campground.
Hubby's other brother, Kevin, drove up to join us.
He stayed at a deluxe cabin with his own bathroom, kitchen, cable TV and WiFi.
We tried to not be jealous.
We huddled around the campfire and roasted marshmallows and made s'mores and laughed and talked and just had a great time.
The adventure continues...so stay tuned!