Friday we got up early to see Warren and Judy off. Wow, I'm impressed- they left about 6:30! We stayed in today and relaxed and I did a little cleaning up outside. Rain was forecast but it never did rain until later in the afternoon and then all night. It was a cold and rainy night and a good night to stay inside.
Saturday morning, bright and early, Carl called and asked us to go out for breakfast and then to go for a ride with them. Of course we accepted and they came by and picked us up. We went to a place called Valentino's Restaurant in nearby Montevideo. There we met a delightful waitress named Jacky. She knew Carl and Faye and met them with hugs, but she immediately made us feel welcome and continued to give outstanding service. She made some excellent suggestions on our meal selections and was the high point of our meal. If you're ever in the area, be sure to go by Valentino's and ask for Jacky. You won't be disappointed.
After breakfast, even though it was still raining, we went to the Swensson's Farm and museum. The Historical Society opens the farm once a month and offers demonstrations of the farm equipment and members bring in livestock to actually operate farm machinery. The rain wasn't too bad and we had a great time walking around the property. The house was built in the 1840's and much of the furnishings, tools and equipment remain on display. Carl took us for a drive out into the countryside showing us some of the local resident's houses and yards. He and Faye are originally from this area, so it was a very interesting drive.
It was a great way to end our time with them. They will be hosting a rally that starts tomorrow and we will be leaving on Monday, so I will have chores to do to get ready to move.