Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chicken Visit and Grands

You don't know what you're missing unless you have a visit from a chicken.  This is Sleepy, a Black Star chicken belonging to a friend of our grandson, Jack.  Owen's family have 7 chickens in their backyard, and he brought one over for us to see.  Sleepy was very tame, although not very happy when Brutus, the Golden Retriever seemed interested.  Brutus was banished inside, and we attempted to 'harness' Sleepy with a scarf and dog leash.

sweet girl

getting her wings adjusted

It kind of acts as a diaper, too, I guess.  I must say, Sleepy was very calm through all of this, thus her name.

Then the boys took turns shooting Gary's bb pistol at targets. 

A few days later, Jack stayed with us in the coach, and Saturday we took him on a rainy day (along with 3 million other people) to the Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.  It was a wonderful museum.

We could have stayed and learned for days, and it was free! 

Last Saturday was Jack's first soccer game of the season.  He plays with CASL, and this year his dad is assistant coach instead of Coach like the last few years.  Jack's team won 6-0, which surprised Jack as most of his last year's team had moved on.  Apparently they have another great team!

And he scores!
We had been in touch with Rick and Gail because they were in the area, and we made a date for paddling on Monday, which had to be one of the most perfect days of the year, low humidity, sunshine and light breeze.  We actually didn't paddle too hard (as you can see from the picture on Gail's Facebook page), but we kinda dropped anchor in the shade of some trees and chatted away. 

Soon tummies were rumbling, so we made our way back to their site (on the lake) and chowed down on perfect burgers (thanks, Rick) and beans and pasta salad.  Delish!  We folded up our kayak, chatted some more, and made the trip back to the coach.  But we plan on seeing each other again - real soon!

We paid for another month, but we need to move to another site, as we are in a primo daily site.  The next site will be a pull-in, so that we will be facing the woods with our big window, and enjoying a fabulous view every morning!

Stay tuned for more adventures!


  1. I saw the picture of you relaxing in the Sea Eagle. Looked like fun!

  2. That was a perfect day :) See you soon!

  3. Glad you had a great day on the lake. Hope to see you soon!

  4. Mom, you look like a natural holding that hen. Better hope all your future chickens are that docile!