Friday, July 3, 2015

Wow - Three Weeks Already

Time sure does fly when you're having fun. Hard to believe how quickly three weeks have passed.  Once again the weather has continued to be a mix of rain, rain, heavy winds, rain, thunderstorms and white capped water.

Wednesday afternoon it did start to clear up.  Went over and picked up Linda and we headed over to Edwardsville to the Arts and Crafts Festival at Mares Wares. Rain or Shine this even takes place every July 1st.

Mares Wares is like a pottery Barn; that does jewelry, pottery, wood work etc.  Have never been inside the store, but they have some cool things out in the front.

The festival is held on the grounds behind the store.  There are tons of booths set up by artists, carvers, local wineries, and businesses from as far away as Syracuse and Cortland.  Local food vendors offer a variety of goodies.  There are animals and face painting for the kids.  And a large tent is set up for all day long entertainment, and tables for eating. 

A few of my favorite, or unusual booths are below and include the huge variety of sun catchers, Cheesecake on a stick and the metal (alien) art exhibit.  Upper right, Linda finds a new toy for her granddaughter - but first has to learn how to use it! 

And some more favorites were the unusually painted furniture, and the stained glass.  Coyote Moon Winery offered wine samples - and my plan was to get a bottle on my way out......but...........And another unusual one, Diet for Blood Type.......OK - but what caught our eye was " At a Glance Body Ready".  Didn't inquire any further. 

The sky was getting really really dark, and we could hear the thunder, so like many others, we thought it best to head for the car.........which was parked about 1/4 mile up the road.  Thus - I forgot about the bottle of wine!  And it did NOT Rain!  Oh Well.  

About 6:00, we had finished dinner and the sky cleared, so we headed out to fish.  Rich caught 8 fish, including this 14" catfish.  I only got 1 small crappie.   The wind calmed too much for drift fishing, so we headed back in after about an hour and a half.  It was just nice to be able to get out again.

Linda and I made a trip into Ogdensburg again  on Thursday morning to pick up stuff for our cookout on July 4th.   Then it was a trip to the Bait Shop for more Pike Minnows!  And then it was back out fishing.........but that wind was just too much - even for drifting.  Fish count for the day was only 10 and no keepers.  Above is picture of sky on top right as the sun was going down on Wednesday. And while not a great picture - the moon was really pretty over the water.

Fish count to-date:  250  Rich 132, Donna 118.............but I will catch up!!!

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