Thursday, June 26, 2014

Quick, Quick, Quick

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.

17 comments:

  1. How wonderful to have a freinds and family reunion like this, Kristie. You're all obviously having a fantastic time and the weather is being kind too. Enjoy yourselves and I look forward to hearuing more when it's all over.

    PS Just had to google s'mores :-)

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  2. Have a wonderful time with your guests, looks like you already are. Enjoy yourself.
    Meredith

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  3. Have a wonderful visit with your guests! I'm sure there will be no end to the hospitality they receive while they're in your care.

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  4. Have a lovely time with your visitors, Kristie.

    Leanne xx

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  5. It is great to have guests, you end up visiting places you otherwise might not see. Have a lovely time Kristie. x

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  6. Lots of fun memories in the making :)

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  7. I think your guests will have a ball just hanging out with you in beautiful British Columbia!

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  8. Have fun Kristie!!! Looks like it's been fantastic so far. My great grandparent's were from Idaho but their area was almost the complete opposite to this Lake oasis, how beautiful! Mel x

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  9. Sounds like you are all having fun.

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  10. What fun you are having, and producing great photos along the way. The Columbia river is very impressive, and I do love the mother and baby duck. You would have enjoyed taking your friends on the teapot path, which is surely unique. Enjoy, and we look forward to your return.

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  11. Looks like fun, enjoy your guests!

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  12. Lovely to have a little catch up with you! I hope that you keep enjoying yourselves and having fun. xx

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  13. It looks like you are having a fun time!

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  14. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your guests. It looks so much warmer than when you saw them in Wales! Sarah x

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  15. Have fun with your guests; that scenery is stunning. I love the name of teapot hill!

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