I'm back home after spending five delightful days with my daughter and granddaughters in Illinois. I got really lucky with the weather. It had been in the mid 90s before I arrived - hotter than Naples! It cooled down to the mid 80s and even the 70s while I was there - perfect!
I haven't seen my daughter, Jennifer, in more than a year. She is a dear and we always have a great time together. We took the girls (Emily and Abby) to the forest preserve for a little outing.
Emily on left - Abby on right
Tuesday found us in Geneva. I took this photo of my reflection in a shop window. "The Little Traveler" is a cool old house converted into a shop with a rabbit warren of rooms - each devoted to something different - jewelry, clothing, crystal, kitchenware, bath - you get the idea!
Jennifer is a good sport. She posed with me in the yard. Oh boy - we took a ton of pictures! I had a scare too. I thought it would be a good idea to download the photos to her computer. Her technology didn't match my memory card. I could not load the photos to her computer or printer. When I put the card back in my camera, a message popped up saying the card was corrupted - yikes! Thankfully, once I got home and put the card in my computer, it downloaded fine and my camera is happy too!
Emily is 14. She's very creative - just like her mom! She likes to make jewelry. Here I'm wearing a ring she made for me out of duct tape - who knew!
You may wonder what happened to August 10. I was flying home that day and didn't think to take any photos. I was so happy to get to the airport without any problems. I am not used to driving on the expressways - and at rush hour - oh my! It was a stressful drive to say the least.
Richard and I on our usual Saturday night picnic on the beach. We eat in the gazebo at Lowdermilk Park followed by a beach walk. We have enjoyed this Saturday night ritual for years.
Sunday morning crossword and Jumble. The Jumble is not usually a problem for me. The Sunday crossword - forget about it!