doesn't it always seem to go that way? you rush, rush, rush only to wait around.
mom, matt, and alex came up to visit us for a couple of days and we made some wonderful memories and ate LOTS of tasty food. they left this morning and we were sad to say goodbye. i think that is the most time i have spent with alex in five years. hopefully trips like that will be more frequent!
on friday, we hurriedly did a quick shopping adventure and quickly ate lunch with an old family friend so we could spend the afternoon in bayview with aunt kris, uncle john, carol and tony. we called, we waited, we walked the docks, we each had a drink, we called again, we overcame into the "secure" lock area, and then we waited some more. two and a half hours in total of waiting. but it was some of the most enjoyable waiting i have done in a long time!
trying to suprise your family while they are enjoying their day out on the lake doesn't yield the desired results, but we had a great day anyhow!
here are some photos of structures that were probably built quickly so they could meet a need and now they get to sit around and wait: