LOCATION: Near Syndey, Nova Scotia in SE part of Cape Breton
CAMPGROUND: Mira River Provincial Park.
WEATHER: Unexpected rain (again). High 65
The rain just won’t stop. It really poured hard at times in the morning. Too much rain for a walk. Then, throughout the day, it rained, stopped for a few minutes, then resumed. Bummer!
It was a good day to sit inside and do nothing. We both read quite a bit and popped some popcorn in the afternoon. Our plans for a day trip are postponed until tomorrow – hope the rain stops by then.
The other day, while helping George dump at a dump station, I cut my finger pretty badly on a rusty faucet. Since then, I have bandaged it up and am trying to not get it wet. Consequently, George is doing the dishes these days. This is a good gig —I just might let it heal for a long time.!!! 🙂 And, I guess I can no longer help at the dump station? Ha!
In between rain showers, George and Tony tried fishing. Yay – George caught this small-mouth bass. And double YAY – he threw it back!!! 🙂
DINNER: My turn. While the rain held off, George built a fire and we sat around it, enjoying wine and an appetizer I made up – pickled okra wrapped in deli-sliced turkey breast with a little cream cheese spread on the turkey. The main course was spaghetti and meatballs in a red sauce with a few white beans. Sides were a baguette (the takeNbake kind) and a salad. I used a recipe that I have tried previously for the dressing – sour cream (or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, salt, pepper, scallions, and walnuts. Dessert was some ice cream. It was a surprise for Tony, as kind of a joke – a “frosty” treat as he had predicted frost by the end of September, and it hasn’t occured yet.
BOOK: “The Sinner” by Tess Gerritsen. A murder mystery featuring 2 interesting main characters. This is a part of a series, and I am going to try to find some more to read by this author. 4 stars out of 5