Meeting up with college roommate

LOCATION: Wellesley Island in the Thousand Islands region, in upstate New York

CAMPGROUND: Wellesley Island State Park. See previous description

WEATHER: Rainy most of the day. High in 60s

Today’s highlight was meeting up with my former college roommate, Meredith (for whom I named one of my daughters). She and I roomed together at Central College – on the Pella, Iowa campus as well as with Central’s study abroad programs in Spain and Yucatán, Mexico. She shared a photo she had taken of me having a siesta when we lived together in Mexico…

Fast forward 45 years, and here we are today…

We spent about 3 hours chatting to catch up with each other’s lives. We had lunch in a nice brewpub in Watertown, NY. We hope to reunite next year in Ontario.

Then, George and I made our way back to the campground checking out some cute river-front villages along the way. We stopped at the diner where we had had coffee yesterday to buy a salad to try original Thousand Island dressing. We couldn’t leave the area without trying some!

DINNER: We tried out our propane oven for the first time. (I usually just use the microwave or the convention oven option in the microwave). However, since the weather was cool, we thought we would give it a try. Works great! I made a chicken casserole……rotisserie chicken breasts with tons of veg I had bought at farmers’ markets along the way – zucchini, onion, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, banana peppers, and carrots. I topped with grated parmesan, then baked. Side was the salad purchased at the diner with the Thousand Island dressing. The dressing was ok, but we were glad we had not brought a large bottle of it! The chicken was really tasty, but it made too much. Leftovers are in our future….

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