Philly Phil Turns 40. Let’s Celebrate!

October 9th-11th, 2020 – This weekend we took time out from the renovation to celebrate Philly Phil’s 40th birthday.

We got to the cottage on Friday. Robrandi decorated up the pavilion and I photographed the pumpkin patch.

Jess and Phil arrived around midday on Saturday and Meg and Troy arrived later in the afternoon.

It was nice enough for one last trip down the Juniata. Afterwards we had dinner and a birthday cake for the celebration.

We got to sit by the fire, talk, drink wine and stay up late. It was a nice weekend. Happy Birthday Phil!

Labor Day Weekend 2020

A.K.A – Pork-A-Hole Holiday

We had a small gathering this year over the Labor Day Weekend.

Some of the highlights included:

  • Great friends and family!
  • Lots of good food and spirited drinks!
  • Fresh pork loins cooked underground in the Pork-A-Hole brought to you by the Bell’s!
  • Kayaking on the Juniata River!
  • $1000 Prescription Sunglasses lost in the Juniata!
  • Kayaking on the Juniata River!
  • $1000 Cell Phone lost in the Juniata!
  • Corn on the Grill!
  • Large Hairy Caterpillars!
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies!
  • Chipotle chicken, lime rice, corn salsa, black beans and guacamole form the Kitchen of Ross!
  • Kayaking on the Juniata River searching for the cell phones and sunglasses.

We are happy to report that no one contracted the COVID-19 virus and everyone made it back home safely after the weekend. We’re hoping the Labor Day Weekend 2021 will return to normal.

Here are some images from the weekend.

60 Years Young

60 Years Young

July 28, 2018 – Today I turned 60 years young at the Cot-Taj-Mahal in the Land Before Time….. Yea!

When Robrandi asked me what I wanted for my 60th birthday celebration I told her that I just wanted to spend time surrounded by my family. You guys are my joy!

And, thanks to you, we got a whole bunch of work done on pouring piers for the Cot-Taj-Mahal renovation project. It was much more than what I had hoped for.

After working hard all day long we all got cleaned up and headed off to Shy Bear Brewery on the outskirts of Lewistown. We had some good drinks, a wonderful dinner and some awesome homemade Vegan Cheesecake for dessert.

Thanks to Shy Bear for letting us bring in the cheesecake and keeping it in their cooler until it was served.

I also want to thank my beautiful wife and loving family for the great birthday celebration!  I am grateful for the presents but even more grateful to have all of you guys in my life.

 My family is awesome and I love all you all….!