Cooling off was a great treat after the guys have been building the Playhouse in the heat.
Then we spent the evening up at Spider Lake, a wonderful place we've spent many, many hot afternoons and evenings in the past, playing and canoeing and visiting with the friends that joined us. The children have many fond memories of being here, and will never forget the evening we were there (a couple years back) when the beach was covered with little frogs, and water filled with tadpoles. It wasn't a swimming day but a catching day.
Anyways, we spent this evening at the beach with Ortweins and although the lake hasn't had a full week to warm up, the children adventured in and had a hoot!
This creature was his favorite of the evening. He was gentle with it for about 45 mins, and then......well, lets just say it ended up in 2 parts!
I was THRILLED that Christine, somebody we've known for almost 20 years now, was able to come for a short visit at the lake. It was short, but hopefully she can come visit before we leave the island again.
And I had a short visit with a Russian/Israeli lady, (Lana) I had met at the same lake 3 summers ago and is now a 'neighbour' to the Ortweins.