elsaf and I were once again the first ones up. And we booted judiang out of bed so that Elsa could leave at a decent hour. She made us pancakes again (yay!) and there were even some sugared sliced strawberries left over. But after breakfast, Elsa had to pack up her things and head north. Awwww. And she didn't even get to see my hardwood floors or new bookshelves. I guess there's always next year!
Judi and I geeked for a bit, then I finally showered & dressed and headed out to start the fire for lunch. Without our resident gourmet chef, we resorted to burned hot dogs and nuked baked beans. (There was only a jumbo can of baked beans, but Judi and I managed to eat them all!) 'Twas a good lunch.
Afterwards, I read some of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and slept. Judi read & slept as well. It was a very laid back afternoon.
As it neared suppertime, I checked the weather radar and was afraid a storm might pop through later, so I'd best start supper. I made a wonderful fire and grilled us some steaks (with a sample rub that I'd gotten last year at Taste of Chicago) and veggies/fruit (onions, portabello mushrooms, and pineapple). Along with Elsa's potato & bean salads, we had a wonderful supper.
The storm never came, so Judi and I sat outside awhile chatting and I made a couple of s'mores. But eventually the fire burned out and the mosquitoes realized it wasn't going to rain after all and came out to have supper on us. So we went inside and geeked for awhile.
We finished the evening playing Rumikub and watching videos on Judi's laptop. Judi was hoping to distract me with the videos (which finished off with a repeat of last night's Doctor Who) so that I'd lose, but I won the first two matches with Judi finally winning the third. (The first match took almost an hour to complete - sheesh!)
Tomorrow will start out laid back, but around 2:30 we shall leave the comfort of the Lake and work our way to the Columbus airport (with a veering off to Fairborn for some shopping). And then, alas, our short vacation will be over. It's been a lovely weekend and once again, I thank the girls for making it so!