Monday, October 14, 2013

Fun, Fun, Fun

View from the condo

I spent the weekend with a group of five friends from church. Pepper and Cindy generously donated a weekend at their condo in Port Aransas for me to share with these ladies. We had a blast! The weather was beautiful right up until we were ready to leave for home.

Left to right: Kasey, Janet, Doris, Wynn, Melba, me

We ate most of our meals in. Two people brought food from home and prepared Friday night's dinner, two of us did the same for Saturday night, and two were on breakfast duty. We had planned to eat our lunches out, but on Saturday we decided to eat in, because there was so much food left over from Friday night's dinner. After church on Sunday, though, we did eat lunch out at a seafood restaurant, before heading back home.

Besides having some delicious meals together, we spent our time walking on the beach (multiple times), and browsing the gift shops. We also played a couple of new-to-me, very fun games. One was a card game called "Golf," and the other also used cards, but had a board and markers as well. It was called Penkwe, and Doris was the one who brought it. She told us a man in Montana made the board for her, and now I want to make one for myself.

The Penkwe board

Cindy and Pepper's condo is on a beautiful beach. We especially enjoyed our evening walks.

We traveled in two vehicles. I was with Doris (the driver) and Wynn. Our trip home took us two hours longer than it should have - but that was just two more hours we could be together! Our delay had multiple causes - a decision to cross to the mainland via the ferry (instead of the bridge) caused us a 50 minute wait in line; a wrong turn took us on a jog to the south when we should have been going north; a bad car accident near San Antonio caused us to have to seek an alternate route; and heavy rain nearly all the way home meant we had to keep our speed down. But we eventually made it home, safe and sound, on Sunday night.

San Antonio rain
What was nice about this weekend was the perfect blend of people and activities. There were both one-on-one and group times; quiet times for reading or thinking; times for fun and laughter; and a time for worshipping with the friendly little Port Aransas Church of Christ. Many thanks go to Cindy and Pepper for their hospitality and generosity.


Lois said...

Sounds like a lovely time was had by all.

Anonymous said...

You make me jealous. I do miss the beach, and it looks like you all had a wonderful time. Are you already planning for the next fun excursion

I love you...Mom

Anonymous said...

Looks like a normal Queensland day except someone put the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car!