Sunday, July 27, 2014

Our Last Day at the Ranch.......for awhile...

This has been a lovely lazy Sunday at the Ranch - for US!!
We slept in and leisurely had our coffee and devotion time. 
I made BLT's for lunch along with some potato salad and baked beans.
While we were relaxing - Karate testing was going on down in the meadow.
We could hear the sounds of wooden weapons meeting wooden weapons all the way to our camper.
By the time we ventured down there all the Karate students were gone.

Shihan Dean Chapman!


This was beautiful to watch! I only captured a few moments of it.

This was so pretty. Pretty may not be the best word to describe it from a Karate student but it was beautiful to watch Steve and Dean 'dance.'

Last night Louis Dean and I played the 'Old Folks' card!
We went back to our camper and watched the stars.
However, we WERE there to see the glorious fireworks display!!!
I MAY get Brownie Points for holding the flashlight as Don (a Karate student) lit the giant bonfire!
It was still smoldering this afternoon when we went down there!
No pics of the awesome stars in the sky as LD and I sat there in total enchantment!
So....basically NO pics of the huge bonfire OR fireworks OR shooting stars!
Trust me! It was ALL glorious!!!!

This was our last full day on the ranch.

We are going to miss having our camper down here! It has been a wonderful thing to have a 'place in the country' we could go and enjoy the seasons.
However, our camper is 'fragile.'
We need to address those leaks over the bed!!!
They have plagued us since our Katy days!
THAT seems like light years ago!!!
I also need to deep clean every single inch of the camper!
Ants are a recent problem and are the ONLY reason I have not been napping in my favorite spot - the Girl Bunk!!!

Louis Dean is a Master at Fly Swatting!
There is an ART to it and he can explain it eloquently!
The flies are a nuisance but not nearly as bad as earlier this month when I held MiMi Camp down here!!
EVERYONE was on 'Fly Patrol' then!!

Since this is our last night Louis Dean is about to light the campfire!
We cannot leave without the ceremony of a last fire.

I have dinner ready - a 'Clean Out The Fridge' kinda of meal!
We will eat and then sit out under the stars until we see a shooting one!

Thank you to Dean and Sherry for their hospitality!
We have enjoyed visiting down here since last October!
Hopefully we will be back soon WITH a cool refurbished camper!
AND one that DOES NOT leak on MY side of the bed!!!