I completely failed at pulling pictures together for this post because they are all so beautiful. I finally just grabbed a few.

After breakfast, we headed over to Protar's house, and tomb. Fascinating man. A sort of healer/doctor that cared for people on the island, dying in the 1920's.

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Becca kindly ferried me around the island to show me some spots she knew I'd like.

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to show you how HUGE the lilacs are:

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And now I'll stop because there are too many pictures to share at once. What an amazing place.

Oh, in between there, we stopped and visited our friends, Bryan and Becca's new venture. They and some partners are opening the first brewery on the island. The place is GORGEOUS! They are doing it absolutely top notch. I'm so impressed. I'm actually so impressed with the life they have created for themselves on the island. At point Becca said to us that there were so many characters on the island because people become more like themselves because nobody's trying to impress one another or getting caught up in the rush of life. That really stuck with me. It's how we all should be. A good lesson. Although, Owen being more Owen or Leo being more Leo just might kill me. Just the same. It stuck with me.

My pictures don't do the brewery justice…it's really stunning. Whiskey Point Brewing. They should be open very soon…early July, I think!

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After we reconvened at the house we lounged on the beautiful deck while Ernie obsessed about the giant squirrel he'd seen that morning. Later we headed over to the Circle M restaurant and had a delightful dinner. Oh, and both boys called Ernie to wish him Happy Father's Day. Later we wandered over to the beach to watch the sunset.

the view from the deck:

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Teri took the picture below. I don't know what Ernie was doing, but I LOVE that hand in the air.

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Back home after the sunset, a fire in the front yard, a glass of port, and off to bed.

It went so fast.

Onward.

Thoughts?