Here are a few more photos from our time with the New Hampshire Bartletts:
One day we snagged a groundskeeper at the International Peace Gardens (which is about 20 miles from our farm), and asked her to take a photo of everyone. I've heard this area is one of two border crossings across the United States where there is a neutral area and Canadians and Americans can meet without getting into trouble. We have some friends with a situation where the wife didn't want to take on Canadian citizenship and the husband didn't want to become an American; that apparently is not acceptable, and now until some paperwork can go through, they meet at the Peace Gardens since she cannot cross into Canada and he cannot get back into the US. The park is usually a beautiful area, loaded with flowers. However, with the drought, the flowers and trees are stressed, and there are many areas where the flowers have died. There are also pieces of steel girders that came from the Twin Towers after 9-11, placed as a memorial to those who died. When we were getting ready to leave the area, we noted that the temperature was 101 degrees.
Grandpa B. took this photo of the clouds that were overhead one evening. As threatening as they looked, we received no rain.
This last photo was taken the first night after our relatives arrived. Of course, we had to introduce them to our animals!