First our dearest friends Ed & Julie Kerns came down to spend some time with us. I looked forward to their visit for weeks. They arrived on Thursday evening. I fixed a nice dinner for us to enjoy here and we spent the rest of the evening catching up on the latest news. Friday morning hung out and relaxed as we had some other friends coming to join us for lunch. I know how awesome is that to have two sets of friends visiting in the same weekend. Bob and Jan Batiste and their daughter Cassie joined us for lunch and we all had a wonderful time. The Batiste's used to go to the church we attended in Columbus. Haven't seen them sine Cassie was a baby. (She's 17 now) Way to long!
|Out for a morning walk with the pups.|
|Miss Nova checking out the pond|
|Millie and Nova enjoying their walk|
|Mike and I with Jan, Bob & Cassie|
|Our dear friends Ed & Julie|
Friday afternoon after the Batiste's left Julie and I hopped in the truck and headed for downtown New Bern to check out the stores and get in a walk after that lunch. The guys too jumped in Mike's truck and headed over to Precision Moulding and Woodworking to pick out some boards for our dinning room table and to drool over all the awesome wood working equipment, wood and such what not.
|Check out this cutie|
|This pups name was Lexi and she was such a good pup.|
|Lexi and her owner doing some tricks for us.|
|Downtown New Bern|
|A beautiful flower in one of the shop windows.|
Saturday morning we went to the Farmers Market in town and picked up some goodies. Then headed over to Stingrays for some lunch. After lunch we headed to Kinston to visit the USS Neuse Museum. Which by the way was awesome.
|New Bern Saturday morning Farmers Market|
|I picked up one of these oil containers|
|Julie picked up a hand made tea towel|
|The mural at Stingrays|
|The USS Neuse Museum|
After touring the Museum we took a drive over to Washington, NC to attend the Smoke on the Water festival. We were a little late and so many things were shut down, but it was a pretty walk by the water.
Sunday was spent relaxing in the morning and then after lunch we headed over to Fort Macon State Park to hang out at the beach. And yes we took the pups with us. You see Ed & Julie brought their dog Nova along. Millie and Nova had a wonderful time as did we all!!!
|Miss Millie did not like the waves|
|Can you tell?|
|Miss Nova decided freedom on the beach would be a good thing, Julie thought differently.|
|A little craziness on the beach|
|The beach was pretty quiet|
|Someone had left this lovely pile of shells on the beach|
|Millie did though love running in the sand|
|Life is good when your feet are covered in sand|
|Millie did so well with all this loving from this sweet little girl|
|Notice Nova not liking the waves either.|
|Mike grabbed the camera when I went for a walk|
|Lovely Ms Julie|
|Beautiful day at the beach!!!!|