Friday, June 23, 2006

Farmin' in Okieland

It was seriously so nice to be home over Father's Day weekend. I just kinda hung out - it's been awhile since I did that. Lots of time with the family, and I managed to see a few friends (that aren't yet married). I think we're going to make it a family tradition every year - blueberry season and Father's Day.

So here's the famous blueberry farm. We all got up at 6am on Saturday to get things set up for the U-Pick operation that my parents have going. Of course as soon as we had everything out of the storage shed, tables set up, buckets out, gate open, the clouds moved in for a torrential downpour. Thankfully, that meant I got to go home and go back to bed :)

What else did I do while home? Hmm....hit the bar scene in Ft. Smith. Can't say I've done that before. Ran into an old high school friend at the pizza joint one afternoon, who immediately exclaimed, "I didn't think I'd ever see you again!" Very nice surprise to see him.

Had to get the usual food - snow cones, cherry vanilla DPs from Sonic, ribs from the gas station, plus mom's blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie, blueberry......

We had a full family day on Saturday afternoon, even managing to drag dad to the movies (Nacho Libre), and dinner at a lovely Italian restaurant from which I'd gotten a gift certificate for my parents at Christmas. I'm glad I got a bite of my own gift!

For once it was actually a little hard to come back to DC. No more lush hills and trees and berries at my fingertips. A few more pics:
Honey, the dog who sniffs out ripe berries for herself
Learning about the berries from Mr. Berry, aka Dad.
The brosOur day's pick!

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