It’s Weekender Season
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I don’t think there’s any better of a weekend than spending time with good friends and neighbors.
On Saturday, we planned a meal with our friends and neighbors who also happen to be from Kansas City. Fred and Rae have been trying to sell their home in the city now for a year and although they are here every other weekend, they would like to be here permanently.
We’ve spent the past three years developing a friendship that extends to spending the holidays together.
On Saturday, Rae made some of her famous Pasole, a Mexican recipe she picked up in the Southwest. We went down Saturday morning to help with some of the prep work and then came back in the evening with my special homemade guacamole and a few lime beers.
Their home overlooks the lake and it was the perfect evening to sit out and watch a couple of boats zip in and out of the cove while enjoying our appetizers.
Although Fred and Rae are here at least every other weekend year around, most of the homes on their end of the road sit vacant for most of the winter months. After the fall foliage season, most people, even if they have homes here, hunker down in their full-time home for the winter.
Even when we used the Little House as a getaway home, we usually closed it up after we stayed a week between Christmas and New Years, sometimes not getting back into the every other weekend routine until May.
We can always tell it’s weekender season when the road becomes a little busier and we actually get visitors at The Little House.
On Sunday, another neighbor, who has a weekend home next to Fred and Rae’s was out as we took the dogs (now the Fearsome Five, even if temporarily) for their evening stroll.
Gary lives with his wife in Pennsylvania, so he isn’t here as often, but spring and fishing fever got the best of him, so he came down for a couple of weeks.
We sat on his deck, again with the view of the lake, on another picture perfect evening in paradise getting to know Gary a little better.
Spring is here, the trees and flowers are coming back to life and it’s weekender season!
Do you enjoy visiting with your neighbors and do you see more of them in the summer?