|At Newfound Lake|
Let's see ... on Saturday morning we got up very early to head for The Wilds of New England, one of our favorite places. A church from Massachusetts, one where we have many old friends, was holding their annual Labor Day weekend campout at The Wilds of New England. Mr. T and I didn't feel that we could take the time to spend the weekend there, but we could go for most of Saturday. So we did, and got there in time for breakfast. We enjoyed great food and fellowship, including a coconut Italian cream soda in the coffee shop (below), wonderful Bible teaching and a nice quiet time by the campfire (below),
|This is from the couples' retreat last year. Sorry for the old photos, but I just didn't take any this weekend!|
a hike, a hayride, lots of time visiting with friends, and a Pumpkin Pie Nor'eastah in the Sweet Shoppe. This treat is similar to a Blizzard or a McFlurry, but is made with vanilla ice cream and pumpkin pie filling. It is outstanding! Our friends who accompanied us to the Sweet Shoppe had never tasted one but thought it was great.
|Again, from a previous year. The building at left houses the coffee shop and game rooms.|
|The Sweet Shoppe|
|Also from last year|
|And, obviously, also from fall last year|
Sunday we spent most of the day in church -- we both teach Sunday School, then attend a morning worship service, have a nice potluck lunch, and an afternoon service. I brought Creamy Country Chicken and Vegetables for my main dish and these Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Bars (below) for dessert. I left the chocolate topping off these as they just didn't seem to need it, but I have no doubt it would have been delicious.
|Photo from Inside BruCrew Life|
Oh, and speaking of blondies, our dessert at The Wilds on Saturday evening was a delicious s'mores blondie. It seemed be be a basic blondie recipe with graham cracker crumbs in it, then a marshmallow drizzle and a chocolate drizzle over the top.
After church, we came home and did a few things around the house, plus Mr. T studied for a message he is doing at our Wednesday evening service, and paid a few bills. Then we took my dad out for ice cream at our favorite local place, the one with Adirondack chairs just like the ones below. This place features homemade ice cream. We ran into friends there and it was so nice to have some unexpected fellowship over ice cream. My friend recommended the lemon ice cream and it was simply fantastic and so refreshing!
|Photo from Pixabay|
|My clothespin bag from a vintage tea towel|
|Graphic from Baptist Bible Hour|
At around eleven, we went to meet up with some friends who live on Newfound Lake. (Hence the picture at the top of the post!) One of their nearby ice cream places gives away free ice cream on the last day of the season, until it is gone. So they had invited everyone at church to join them there for free ice cream. Not everyone came, of course, but about seven couples did. We went over to our friends' home afterward for fellowship and further refreshment.
Then, we headed home again so Mr. T could finish up his message and I could take down the dry laundry. In the late afternoon we headed over to our daughter's home as she, her hubby and kiddos had invited us over for Mr. T's birthday. She served delicious Blackened Chicken
|Photo from Taste of Home|
|Photo from Life on a Back Road|
Hope you've enjoyed this random account of our weekend! It really was a lot of fun and very relaxing despite all of the running around. And now that I read it over, I'm thinking that ice cream is the common thread that runs through our weekend's activities!
How was your Labor Day weekend?