|A flower I liked|
|The greenery on the property|
|Waving goodbye to two of our friends|
Once a year, our Bibles and Bagels group goes on a retreat to a cottage near Port Elgin and Southampton. Three of our members have cottages right on the lake. The water stretches as far as the eye can see.
|A view from the deck of one of the cottages|
We have designated drivers and we share the expenses for the gas and the food costs. Several of our group went a day earlier on Thursday but Janet, Christa and myself went at 1 p.m. Friday. It worked out very well and everybody who needed a ride got one. It was a smaller group this year due to sickness or other things that people had to do. There still were nine of us who were there and we had a wonderful time.
Hanna and Waltraut were our hosts and we all managed to fit into their cottage for sleeping which was great. Eight of us slept there and one of the gals went back to her own cottage which was very close by.
Two of our ladies amazed our group by going in swimming in the cold water....... Needless to say, we all took pictures of that. Here are some I took.
|Two very brave ladies in the water|
|After their swim|
That was on our first day. My hat is off to them! It also was not a warm day out and the water was choppy but they enjoyed it.
|Our swimmers - warming up by the wood stove|
|table set - ready to eat|
|Some of the ladies at supper|
We had so much fun playing games, reading, and chatting that it was late before we got to bed. The next day, I was in charge of the Bible Study and the group seemed to enjoy it. After our study, we went in Southampton for lunch. It was a very nice restaurant we went to.
|This was our fun - waving two of our friends off to Hamilton. |