The first year I went I was completely overwhelmed. Last year I went prepared with a list of books & plenty of cash and time. That certainly helped. Finding good deals is ALWAYS a given. I've had this day written on my calendar for about the last five months -in ink! To say I was looking forward to attending again would be a complete understatement!
I did find one awesome deal - the teacher's edition to the history program I'm planning to use (Diana Waring's History Alive! Ancient Civilization) for about $15 less than retail. It looks brand new. All in all I had a good time.
From there I headed home as we had friends coming up from the coast for some fun & friendship. They actually arrived before me & once I got home I started the finishing touches for lunch (bbq spareribs, corn on the cob, & corn muffins with fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert). They have two little ones & their son is the same age as our middle son. They hit it off very well.
Between lunch & dessert we walked down to the right of way we own to the lake. It's only about a 1/2 mile away. The best part about it is the depth of the water. It's only about six-eight inches for about 200 yards out. It's perfect for kids to just play & wade. Obviously mine had a fabulous time.
My silly dog spent most of her time chasing rocks I tossed for her. She would dive face first for them.
This was day #1 of our busy weekend......