Wednesday, September 7, 2011

blueberry picking

I have waited all summer, watching the Bybee-Nims website to see when their blueberries were going to be ripe. They just have had too much sun & chilly weather, but for the last 2 weeks it has been warm and sunny finally. Jen asked if we wanted to come out to North Bend - they just bought a house there a few weeks ago - and pick blueberries. Of course! So we all drove out on Labor Day. The weather was lovely and North Bend is equally lovely. It's exactly 45 minutes away. And while that seems like a long time to spend in the car, it took me 90 minutes to meet Constance downtown last Thursday night. And I drove about 14 miles total. 

Zoe & Rowan are finally at an age where they can be friends - instead of just in the same room. They played in the blueberry bushes for awhile until the heat & boredom were simply too much. We retreated to Scott's Dairy Freeze [been there for 60 years!] for some ice cream and cold beverages. The kid's played in the park for awhile after and we got to see Jen & Mike's awesome new home. Hopefully we will get to visit often. Well, we do have plans to can some blueberries together this weekend - so that's great!

I have a lot of great photos from this day - and from the beach - I will try to upload them to a slideshow soon.


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