Popping in with random glimpses of our summer activities.
As usual, summer is busy. With our abundant rainfall we could be kept busy every day just pulling weeds.
But I'm thankful for a husband who has decided that sometimes we need to ignore work.
Fourth of July found us biking a short portion of the Alleghany Passage. We started at Frostburg, MD...
...and peddled to the top of the mountain at the Eastern Continental Divide.
The down-hill trip back to our van through a couple old railroad tunnels was the best part of the trip.
Ed pulled the "princess carriage" while the five year old piggy-backed on my bike with a tag-along bike.
And like many five-year-olds, she never ran out of questions or commentary on the entire fourteen-mile ride.
I have done very little bike riding in the last fifteen years. By evening I ached so badly I could barely walk. But the day ended with our van breaking down. And this was no small, simple repair. Thankfully, we were only twenty miles from home and were able to get off the interstate safely. My parents rescued us with their van so we could get home.
Other July activities...
...Where we enjoy the beauty but catch no fish.
Catching crayfish in the creek (and bringing them home to eat!)
This past weekend we attended the Berean Mennonite Bible Conference for the first time.
The campground included these cute little cabins under tall shade trees.
Thankfully it was an abnormally cool weekend for July in PA so we were able to enjoy a few days without AC.
The overflow crowd listened to the services outside. The messages and fellowship (including meeting some of you Home Joys readers!) were just the encouragement that we needed.
And always these blue eyes and smile are my joy bringer.