The cottage is not large or grand enough to accommodate everyone -- at least not for sleeping -- so most of us brought tents. Fortunately or otherwise, we did not use ours. Whether it was fortunate or not depends on your point of view. With a nice air mattress, we find that sleeping under the stars can be pleasurable, but with so much going on that weekend, it seemed easier to stay put in the cottage.
|Mary and Ben helped us set up our tent.|
|Then, we set up Shauna's|
|Once everyone arrived and the village was completed, this is what it looked like.|
Once that was done, Brian cleaned up around the place, Ben demonstrated his archery prowess, and the kids rocked the hammock. ↓
Mary and Brian took care of supper.
I went for a stroll in the evening and took this three-stitch pano of the [former] planer mill where we often gather behind the screens on a warm summer afternoon or in the cool of the buggy evening.
Of course, it is important to have a campfire or two. Brian stokes the flames while Heather uses them to toast marshmallow.
That night, Ben, Mary and I stayed up after the others had gone beddy-bye. We had a good chat and Ben also showed me the online computer game that he was playing.
And that was Wednesday.