A Quiet Start to A Trip


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July 29th 2019
Published: August 9th 2019
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We left for Nate’s on Monday, this grandkids trip different as we started out by ourselves. A little piece and quiet before the gang of grandkids.

We helped Nate and Bekki can apricots, babysit kids, clean and ready for friends. Dale worked with Nate on repairing a piece of equipment, something he loves to do. Unfortunately, there was no time for a backpacking trip.

Prior to leaving home, I’d asked Bekki if she had basil, she answered that she had lots. I brought my Cuisinart so that I could make Pesto for us. Well, Bekki had basil, lots of basil, probably 20 plants, loaded with leaves.

On Wednesday Bekki and I picked basil, filling 2 baskets. We roped Christabel into washing everything while Bekki and I took the leaves off. Finally, a couple of hours later, we had 12 Cups of leaves. We made 5 whole pints of Pesto.

On Thursday, I thought I’d try to make a little more. I went out and picked a bunch of basil then proceeded to clean the leaves and make the pesto. 5-hours later I had 5-pint jars of pesto. The pesto was really good but I’m not sure worth the time.

Grandkids swam, I read a book and we had a glass of wine with the neighbor. This was a perfect way to start a vacation.


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