Visit with another cousin
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Up bright and early again, well for us anyway. Judyâ€™s cousin had made sure that we would have fresh coffee with a coffee machine that we just flipped the switch on when we got up. That helped a whole lot. We showered and dressed, finished our coffee and went over to the main house where we were greeted with a great breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast. We sat and chatted for awhile and decided that today was going to be a good day to visit another of my wifeâ€™s cousins in
It took us about half an hour to drive from
Uptown Glassworks specializes in custom blown glass. Whether it is artistic, something wild and outrageous, or a specific kind of piece you need for a gift, this is a great place to find it.
John has been blowing glass since he was in high school. He had a chance to try while still in high school and fell in love with it. Heâ€™s been at it ever since, which means he has 35 years of experience. Today he not only creates and sells his wonderful glass designs but he teaches students much like he was taught.
We spent a couple of hours chatting and watching him blow some very pretty pieces, and promised to return the next day and watch as he finishes a few pieces. It was nice to be able to learn what had been happening in his life over the last few years. As many families in this day we live so far apart itâ€™s hard to keep close.
After leaving the glass shop we went out for a late lunch at
We spent the rest of the afternoon back in
Our evening meal was at home tonight. She prepared a venison roast with potatoes, salad and the best jalapeno cornbread you have ever tasted.
And again, I still canâ€™t believe how late it gets dark!