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Girlfriends' Getaway, v. 2021

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When a girl happens to have some awesome girlfriends...

 

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...and one of those girlfriends (Brenda!) happens to have an awesome home on Jimmerson Lake in northeast Indiana,...

 

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...there's the perfect opportunity for an exclusive girlfriends' getaway!

 

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A few days last week, that's exactly what we did! 

Rest, relaxation, chit-chat, and LOTS of laughter!

 

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Oh yeah, and SNACKS.  LOTS of snacks!

In fact, a snack stock-up stop is the first item on the agenda.

 

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We went into nearby Angola for lunch our first day...


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...at Sutton's Deli on the circle.

 


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Next on the agenda, antiquing in downtown Angola.

I bought the cutest little wire egg basket here...

 


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...and an adorable distressed painted child's chair here.

Neither of which I needed. But both of which were cute and calling my name...

 

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After naptime at the lake house (and a few snacks to tide us over), we ate supper at The Hatchery in Angola.

 

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It was a bit on the chilly side the next morning, so after breakfast we started off the day with a watercolor painting project. I was the "leader"...

 


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...and these were my students, letting their creative sides shine!

 

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On our way to Brenda's hometown of Orland for lunch, we saw a pair of sandhill cranes...

 


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Lunch was ice cream and sweet pastries at Sweet Summers, which is owned by one of Brenda's relatives.

My kinda lunch!

 


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And a little more shopping....

 

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Brenda's family is the backbone of her small town. Not only do they all live in or around Orland, it seems like they run half the businesses there.

Her nephew is owner of the town's tool shop.

 


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Brenda with her great-nephew and his dad...

 


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We got a tour of the tool shop. Where they speak a total different language than I do. Those people are too smart for me!

 

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Brenda did have a few chores to do while she was there. We lounged and watched her work...

 


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By late afternoon, it had warmed up so we had to take a spin on the lake in their pontoon.

We got ourselves all situated on the boat, only to discover that it wouldn't start. But thankfully, Brenda's man Tim answered the phone call to talk her through the process...

 


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...and soon Captain Brenda was piloting us across Jimmerson Lake and onto connecting Lake James.

 

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A little wildlife along the way...

 


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Peggy was soaking up what little sun there was...

 


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You see all kinds....

 


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Enjoyable just cruising along, checking out other people's properties. And loving the flying swans!

 


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Pokagon State Park...Peggy's son Kyle got married on a very hot day out on that deck many moons ago...

 


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Under a bridge...

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Yeah, right....

 

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Linda grew up on a lake and she has lasting memories of snakes on boats. She didn't appreciate Amy's referencing Brenda's rope-snake...

 


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Back home again...Amy guided Brenda into the perfect dock landing.

If I do say so myself, the menfolk could not have done any better!

 

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Our crane friends were in the fields again...


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...as we drove to supper at the Lake James Golf Clubhouse.

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Delicious meal!


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After supper, we put the finishing touches on our butterfly paintings. They turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!

 

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Breakfast at Chubby's (Chubby is Brenda's cousin) and then we had to buy some bratz at the family shop next door before we hit the road for our regular lives back in Henry County.

 


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A lovely time in a peaceful place with some of my favorite peeps...

Our Girlfriends' Getaway, v. 2021.

 

Comments

Karolyn Maria Langford

How fun! You are all so fortunate to have each other !

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