Most mornings lately it's been very hot on my walks and by the time I get home I'm soaking wet. Saturday it rained and this time I was soaked from the rain. I didn't mind though because it was nice and cool. I did bring my umbrella but the only thing it kept dry was my head. There were a few really hard downpours and the rain drops bounced up off the road. I love the way that looks. This morning the weather was cooler and nice for walking around the lake. All the usual wildlife was out around the lake. There seems to be over abundance of rabbits and geese.
Deep Creek, where we went on vacation also has skiing in the winter. They have built a roller coaster of sorts there by the ski slope to be used when there is no skiing. The roller coaster is a bit different in that each person sits in a little car of their own and you control how fast you come spiraling down the hill on a track. The car can't come off the track so you can let it go as fast as it will go if you want to, which is what I did. My Dad, Ken and I each got in our own little car and had lots of fun coming down the hill. Here's a picture of my dad coming in at the end of the run.You may remember that we owned a bright blue Toyota FJ Cruiser and back in April we traded it in for a dark gray Nissan Xterra. The Xterra was a nice car and we had no complaints but it was just like so many other cars and it just blended in with all the others. We really missed the FJ so this weekend we traded the Xterra in and got another FJ Cruiser. This time we got a bright yellow one and love having it again. I guess we just need eye catching vehicles! :-)
Ken took this little video yesterday of me driving down the road.
I picked the first tomato off my cherry tomato plant yesterday. There were lots of blossoms but most of them just dried up and fell off, so I felt lucky to get this little one. It may have been small but it tasted delicious. There are a few more blossoms coming along and I'm hoping they turn into tomatoes.
There are three peppers on the pepper plant which are looking good.
Most of you know that I really like ice cream and that my favorite flavor is Weis brand chocolate chip. Well they went ahead and messed up my ice cream. A while back they changed the chips from small ones to large ones. Didn't like the change but got used to it. Now they changed the ice cream flavor and it tastes just like their normal vanilla flavor. The other white ice cream was creamier and I think it didn't have the vanilla flavor added. Anyway it tastes way different than it did, so it is no longer my favorite. Right now my new favorite is Cookies N Cream Chocolate Supreme and when they mess that up by improving it I will go back to my original favorite which is chocolate.
I spent today changing the living room furniture around again. I only last a few months and then need a change. It is a good chance to do that little bit of extra cleaning that needs to be done once in a while too.
Just had to run out and take my sheets in off the line. It has started to rain, which is good because we need the rain.
Not sure what I'll be doing later today but I plan to enjoy what ever it is!
It's nice to be blogging again.