On Saturday, Michael was back home from his business trip, and we spent the afternoon at the Farm Heritage Festival in Wauconda. We had a good time looking at all the exhibits and watching the border collies herd sheep. Michael and the kids rode their bikes almost all the way home on the wonderful trails that are sprinkled throughout this part of Illinois.
Sunday evening we only saw a tiny bit of the lunar eclipse before the skies clouded over.
Our stay just flew by: we helped out in kindergarten, watched swimming lessons, attended church, did a lot of carpooling and cooking as well as mending, stitching with Sophia, reading with Daniel and helping David with his 5th grade math homework.
Our flight home got off to a rocky start with an hour and a half of standing in the security line and another hour delay while a mechanical problem was fixed. (It was, however, way more comfortable than the flight there where the seats were 10 inches apart!) It had been ages since we flew in clear skies during daylight, and Dick got some interesting photos out the window.
We think we spotted some forest fires.
There's little bit of snow on what Dick believes is Glacier Peak.
Can you spot the Space Needle? If you look really closely, you can also see the water tower that is down the block from our younger daughter's house!
And here we are back home, and it's October first. Where did this year go??? Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? Check out Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting!