Sam Hostetler and Marvin Mast, a bus driver are waiting for the passengers to arrive and get the luggage stowed away.
The first ones start coming.
And then they came by leaps and bounds.
John and Mattie Miller headed north after spending the winter down here.
The bus was going to be loaded going north.
Barbara (Raber) and her husband Ray Troyer and their family spent two weeks of vacation in Sarasota. Today it was time to start home again. Barbara and I are second cousins. We share the same great-grandfather which was Honsamony.
Thick angry clouds started rolling in from the west and so everyone scrambled to get loaded and seated before the rains came.
I headed for home and made it with a few minutes to spare before the clouds opened up. The downpour didn't last long but came with high winds and pouring rain.
I love "Street Photography" but there is not many people around, so I turn to nature which is every bit as beautiful.
The wild Trumpet Vines are in bloom.
This squirrel is not so much watching me as seeing another squirrel climb into my bike basket and helping himself to a peanut.
I finally got a photo of the elusive Brown Thrasher. Lately the pair has been more quiet and doesn't sing anymore. But tonight for the first time I saw where they have their nest. I actually was a bit too close for comfort so they both left the nesting area and tried to distract my attention.
Usually I throw one peanut at a time to various squirrels, but tonight I set my container on the ground. The first squirrel to come around tipped the coffee can and after that they helped themselves.
I watched these clouds. All of us watched these clouds that were out and about. We decided it is not going to rain and went about our way. I was at Big Olaf waiting on my ice cream when a few heavy drops of rain came from the sky. It won't last. Much to everybody's surprise the drops turned into enough rain to have all of us go for cover. We all smiled and licked our ice cream. One older woman said, "This is the beginning of more to come." We welcome the rains to come.
I was out and about biking and met up with these Anna Mary Stoltzfus, her daughter Ony and her family and her mother Katie Beiler. Today would have been Chet's 71st birthday. A year ago all of Chet and Anna Mary's children came to Pinecraft to surprise Chet for his 70th birthday, never realizing two months later their Daddy would die of a heart attack.
Ony, Matt and their three children came down to be with their Mother over this weekend.
Today at a specific set time the rest of the family living in Pennsylvania gathered at Chet's burial place and together at the same time released 71 balloons in memory of Chet.
Waiting for the Pioneer Trails bus to arrive. During the Summer months Sam helps with unloading the luggage and then cleaning the bus for the returning trip up north. In the background is Noah who is waiting for his wife's return.
These two men, Joe Weaver and Noah Raber were both waiting on their wives to arrive.
Plumber Dan, Joe Fisher and Jonas Miller, visiting.