Our English guests are here and I only have a few minutes before we need to pack a picnic lunch and head out for the day. I thought a short post would be better than no post at all, so here goes. I picked John and Gill up in Spokane and we headed directly to Kath's home on Lake Pend Oreille in Northern Idaho. At the end of our time with them in Wales last September Kath had issued the invitation, so it was fun to see it actually happen. Here we are, along with Kath's husband Jack.
The visit included an introduction to both kayaking and s'mores, along with tons of great food. I warned John and Gill that unfortunately there was going to be a downgrade in hospitality when they got to our home here at Cultus Lake. Kath spoiled all of us.
Monday was the long drive from Kath's home to ours. We did manage to see a few interesting things along the way. This is a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia River.
We've been up Teapot Hill.
Here's John imitating a teapot.
There's been more kayaking, and when we were out we spotted this mother merganser and her duckling. I wish I had been able to get a better picture. The duckling was adorable - it had spots on its back, and when we got close the mother had the duckling jump on her back to protect it.
That has me caught up, and now I need to go throw some lunches together. I'll be back in a few days, and hope to catch up on my blog reading then too.