We've had a few nice Spring-like days in a row, but tomorrow will be cooler again. I can handle 40s and 50s, though, because I know that Spring really is just around the corner.
I mentioned on Facebook that my cousin Mark had a severe heart attack Sunday morning. He is doing very well. I do worry about him though, because he is only 40, and he has already had several heart attacks and bypass surgeries. I'm not sure they could do another one or put in a stent if needed. (His father was my first cousin Mike who died last year.) Thank you to everyone who expressed concern. He says he actually feels better right now than he has in ages, but I hope that lasts.
Here are a few of the pictures that I took on Saturday at the Maple Syrup Festival (see previous entry).
There was such a crowd we had to park way out in the "lower forty"! That's Thomas and Eler Beth in the pictures above.
Freshly made Pure Maple Syrup. We bought some of the Dark Amber and some of the Light Amber. It is SO delicious. I don't usually have syrup on my pancakes, but I have been eating this syrup. It is really good. Thomas used some in his home made BBQ sauce Sunday, and it was great! Have you ever had maple cotton candy? DELICIOUS!!! And the maple hard candy was pretty devilishly wonderful, too!
There were various demonstrations, like this one, showing how the Native Americans made syrup using logs and stones.
The Sugar House. The first weekend we went, it was a good place to go inside to get warm. We didn't have that problem this past Saturday.
The first Saturday we came, we had breakfast in the dining hall. We had pancakes and sausage, and we bought BBQ chicken and pulled pork lunches to take home with us. (Their home made cole slaw was the best I've ever eaten, by the way!) This past Saturday we ate before we came, and it's a good thing, because look at these lines. There were three entrances into the dining hall and the lines were long at each of them.
More pictures to come . . . .