307: Waiting for the trainPosted: July 27, 2011
My father and nephew arrived safe and sound last night. We had a little bit of a wait at the train station in Greensburg, Pennsylvania yesterday. Their train left Philadelphia 21 minutes late and it snowballed after that as they followed one slow freight train after another. All in all, their train came in about 2 hours late. It gave M and I a chance to check out The Supper Club, something we wanted to do after we took the train from Philly to Greensburg, but our train also arrived late and we decided at the time we should just go home as it’s a 2 hour drive from there to home.
The Supper Club turned out to be quite nice. We had a quick appetizer and something to drink as we didn’t have time for much more by the time we decided to go there. We’ll have to find an excuse to go back to Greensburg so we can try one of their farm to table dinners.
Today’s outdoor adventures included my nephew who joined me on a walk around the pond and back into the woods. He seemed to enjoy it and has gone back out on his own to do some exploring.
Noah was great company, showing lots of interest in the local flora and fauna. We ended up at the garden where we picked some lettuce, cucumbers, and the first ripe cherry tomato of the season which we split right there in the garden so we could taste it. It was delicious! Noah made a small salad when we got back to the house so he could try the lettuce and cucumbers. You can’t get it much fresher than that (unless, like we did with the tomato, you eat it as soon as you pick it).
We found a few wild blackberries ready for picking, and Noah enjoyed those as well. I think he might be out there now hunting for more.
My father is sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful weather and his Kindle. I think almost everyone I know has a Kindle or something of the sort these days. I’d like to give in and get one too. First I have to read all of the books in my “To Be Read” pile. And try not to buy more books in the meantime. I think the real challenge is in the second part. I find it difficult to resist new books.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another quick, disjointed post, similar to this one (due to wanting to spend time with family rather than thinking out and putting together blog posts). Please pardon the lack of quality control (typos, etc.). Regular, unhurried service will resume after August 4th.