Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Visit with Mitch & Jerry

Mountain Man & I had such a great time with Mitch & Jerry, not tat we didn't think we would, but after at least 15 years, if not longer, of seeing each other, it was just like seeing your best friend after umpteen years yet no time had passed...and Johny and Jerry had never met before!  Really good times that we will not soon forget!

They arrived in their awesome new truck/camper, made me want to get one and go on a road trip...just might have to make a trip to RI for some of those quahogs Jerry promised!

Besides celebrating Mitch's birthday with yummy chocolate strawberry drizzle ganache cake, we had a ball...

We hunted mushrooms, Jerry was a quick study and really enjoyed himself; of course Mitch and I watched from the sidelines taking pictures and enjoying the woods...


While mushrooming we came across this clawed up tree trunk...we thought hmmm, bear?

We shot at targets with Mountain Man's Crossman rifle, both Mitch and Jerry were pretty good shots!
 This is Jerry lookin' very pleased with himself after he hit his first can:)
 This is Jerry teaching Mitch how to aim...

I took Mitch up the mountain on Bear, and even though her palms got sweaty, we had fun! I don't have a picture of this...I think Jerry took one with his phone...and Johny took Jerry for a tour as well.  They also got to meet Ron & Bertie, our mountain neighbors up the road, fun times!

For dinner I made a wild mushroom Alfredo sauce for our pasta with all the mushrooms that were gathered throughout the day (simple sauce with butter, onions, mushrooms, heavy cream and a mixture of Parmesan/Romano cheeses).  We also had home made garlic bread and, yes, oh yes, dandelion salad!  It was yummy!

Then we sat on the porch chatting and drinking wine and really enjoying each others company, having an awesome time.  It sure was sad to see them leave!  Come back any time, and no doubt we'll be seeing you in RI one of these days, sooner than later, we are already discussing planning the trip!

It sure is great to spend time with extended family!  These past couple days were perfect, absolutely, perfectly perfect:)

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Malcolm and Ciejay Burgess said...

Lise,Good times with family and friends , good food , food fellowship , it don't get any better than that , we're leaving in two days for our trip to the US , will be in NC maybe get up to your neck of the woods who knows. Use to visit a lot when young as the Hurst from there are my relatives my Aunt Maude cooked at the old hotel across the bridge, there for years .

Lise said...

Safe travels Malcolm and enjoy your trip! Small world, isn't it? I believe I know the hotel... It's a good time to head up into this area, as the temp and humidity are finally lowering a bit:)

Michelle said...

It really was a great time! We have to get together again soon!

Lise said...

Agreed Mitch!