Carole and I talked as fast as possible, but there was still so much to share. We haven't seen them for some time and there was lots to catch up on. They are the kind of friends that even though we haven't seen each other or really communicated much, you just pick up the conversation where it last ended.
They arrived on Sunday, June 1 and stayed until June 4 and each day was packed with visiting, biking and sightseeing.
|Ah, Colleen...about those daisies you gave me...|
Carole went with me to cruise past our old home in Onalaska and I was pleased with how well some of my former plants are thriving.
It didn't look as bad as it had in the past, so I'm feeling better for the neighbors we left behind. It was scary "going back" but it was comforting to see the grounds thriving.
|the old homestead with the little cabin that was used for garden tool storage|
I took Carole with me to meet the ladies group at the Indian restaurant and then we met up with Chaseburg Mama and Natureman for supper at Rocky's supper club that night.
|Chaseburg Mama enjoying one of Rocky's famous cheese curds|
Doug, Carole and I went to see "A Million Ways to Die in the West" since they were filming at Old Tucson Studios when Left Brain and I were in Arizona the previous winter. Really stupid movie, nothing of redeeming value, but still it gave us chuckles and one-liners to use on each other.
This morning we took them to Fayze's for breakfast and then a walk through the International Gardens in Riverside Park.
|Doug and Carole entering the Chinese gardens through the Moon Gate|
Too soon it was time for them to hook up and head home.
As we were sitting and relaxing that evening our Russian friend, Busya, stopped by to chat with us and invite us to her house for a Russian meal Saturday night. My calendar has never been so full!
Long Live the Queen of Company