Saturday, May 28, 2011

Back in PA

We are back in PA for a few weeks to do doctors and dentist as well as reconnect with old friends and family. We have each had appointments and so far, unlike last spring when Nanc had knee surgery, all is well. We are staying at Pine Cove Beach Resort about 20 miles from Washington because at the place we stayed in the past the electricity was so bad we could not run our AC and we believe it caused damage to the washer/dryer because of low power. The weather the first week was not very good with rain almost every day but it has been better lately with highs in the 80's expected for the holiday weekend. I have been lazy and did not get pics of everyone we have gotten together with so far. I am running behind with the blog and there was a problem with google where I had trouble getting on.

We brought back a LOT of beads from Mardi Gras and shared a few with the lunch group. Top left is Becky and Sandy, right is Lena and Linda and bottom is Paul and John. We also gave two boxes of beads to my old colleagues at school. They were ooohing and aaahing so much I hope they share them with the kids. It was great seeing all of them and catching up with what has been happening here.
One of our favorite things about being in PA is the chance to go fishing at Pymatuning. We had a great weekend of weather and fishing with Mike and Sherri at their cottage and going out on their pontoon boat. We caught quite a few perch, catfish and walleye and enjoyed the time together.

At the lake we had a real thrill when we saw this eagle swoop down and pick a fish out of the water. Click on the pic to enlarge it and you can see the fish in the eagle's claws.

In addition to old friends we also saw some new ones when Dan and Merlene, who we met at Betty's, stopped by for a couple days. It was nice enough that we ate dinner on the patio of the Speers Grill overlooking the Monongahela River. Many, many times we meet up with RV friends along the way and it is always great to share our adventures.

Dan and Merlene did a day trip to Pittsburgh to tour PNC Park and to see the view of the city from Mt. Washington. They were surprised at the beauty of Western PA. Being from California they could not believe how much water there is and how green everything is.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Enjoyed the Pa post. I was born & raised in Pgh, and got my BSEE at Pitt. But since moving west haven't been back there in many years. The family still has a camp on Pymatuning lake, thats were I got my RV'ing start. Great shot of the Pgh point.