Thursday, July 5, 2012

REPORT FROM PARADISE: The Clearing at Elison Bay: Day Five

Eating three meals a day with 28 other people wears on you.  Or at least on us.  Especially in the morning.  I am barely able to function when I wake up and don't want to talk to anyone but here I have to be polite, smile, make small talk, and eat. 

Last night the fireworks were cancelled.  A great big rainstorm came through and scared everyone away from the lakeshore where we were sitting on folding chairs or blankets.  The wind was so loud and strong it blew away chairs and I could hardly hear what David was saying next to me.  Lightning became the show for the Fourth of July.  And we all went back to our shelters.  They will do the fireworks on Friday.

Today is one of the hottest days of the year they said but it doesn't feel too bad here.  Must be the water nearby and all the trees.  Class only in the morning and then a picnic lunch outdoors. 

We have the afternoon and evening off so after shopping at the bookstore we drive to Fish Creek to see a play at the Peninsula Players: The Nerd.  We'll eat outside on the grounds and watch the play.  Let's hope it doesn't rain again.

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