On Saturday, immediately after finishing my shift at the house building, I went down to DC with Barb for Tim's Oyster Fest. He had last had one 2 years ago and had been so impressed with the farm from which he'd got the oysters, he had decided to grow his own. So this year was the first harvest of his homegrown oysters.
It was on the same pontoon as the last time but the weather was much warmer. Even though we were all dressed up snuggly, there wasn't the cold biting wind that had buffeted us before. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
On Sunday, the Sterling crew came down to Marshall as we had not got together for Jim's or Kim's birthdays so I'd thought it would be fun if we met at the diner to see Mike. He hadn't seen the others for years since the Sterling diner days and I was excited for us all to be together again.
I later met up with Barb again to visit Bull Run Park where the yearly Festival of Lights was allowing people to walk through the display for the first time. I've driven through this a few times before, the lights are usually the same every year but they try to add something new each time. I hadn't been for about 5 years so was happy to do the walk.