Monday included a lot of porch sitting, as usual. We took our places at the west end of the porch and staked our claim for the week. I went to chapel to check out the minister of the week. While there I worked on my dishcloths and a prayer shawl.
Monday evening we played a game with the youth conference. They had to collect candy (in actuality, balloons) from four different spots around the front yard and then get it safely back to Brookfield. Of course, also in the front yard were Oompa loompas (the youth leaders, several of the young adults and a hoard of little kids) hoping to pop these balloons before they were safe at Brookfield. Tony and I stood out by the pier. I made the kids answer Isles of Shoals trivia for balloons. They do not know much about our islands. Other than getting bug bitten, it was kind of fun.
Our evening activity was Trivial Pursuit in the snack bar.
Not having grown up on the island, I am not sure I have ever done a billy goat walk. You must walk around the entire island without stepping on grass. This means a lot of climbing up over, jumping across, and lowering oneself down. It took us about an hour to traverse the mile or so of rocky island, but it was worth it to say I had done it.
The afternoon included more crafty time. I worked on a new dishcloth and two baskets.
Tuesday evening was gorgeous, and I took pictures during the clam bake to prove it.
Part of the fun of being out on the island is spending time with old friends (and their offspring). This summer Robby and Kris were the only ones with kids, so those little boys had many “aunts” and “uncles” to keep them busy and safe. There was no end to the entertainment those boys (one big, two little) provided.
And of course, the evening ended, once again, with Trivial Pursuit in the snack bar.