10-12 October; Hiking, Cutting and a Move

Well, spent the last hour and a half on a post, and thought it was saved as a draft for review, and it is gone!  Good grief!  My fault I am sure.  In any case, it has been a great three days in Wisconsin.  We were up early on Friday, and took another long hike and enjoyed everything this park has to offer:

The tree by our camp site changes daily.  Will be all done soon.

The tree by our camp site changes daily. Will be all done soon.

The trails are awesome here.  We went a different route and ended up at the Lake again.

The trails are awesome here. We went a different route and ended up at the Lake again.

Trees are changing at will.

Trees are changing at will.

 

There are quite a few valleys in the area that have streams at the bottom.   Probably not the best on camera, but awesome in person.

There are quite a few valleys in the area that have streams at the bottom. Probably not the best on camera, but awesome in person.

We had an early lunch and got a few things done around the coach, then headed into Kenosha to get Toby from school and bring him back to the camp site to spend the night with us.  Ashley was due back from Switzerland this night, and Garreck had a hockey practice, so we got the L’il guy.  The place was nuts when we got back.  I mentioned earlier this week that we were some of the only ones here, but that all changed on Friday night.  Apparently everyone in the area wanted to get a last weekend of camping in, so there were folks setting up until well after dark.  We had a blast:

He kept hearing the water pump go on, and said What's that?  When his mom and dad showed up the next day and asked me what the sound was, the said, "It's the water pump."

He kept hearing the water pump go on, and said What’s that? When his mom and dad showed up the next day and asked me what the sound was, he said, “It’s the water pump Daddy.”

Stylin on the picnic table.

Stylin on the picnic table.

Swings are always fun!

Swings are always fun!

So, I was told I look like a Hippie today.  If anyone saw my Facebook Post, I believe I am one of the happiest and most blessed Hippies I know!

So, I was told I look like a Hippie today. If anyone saw my Facebook Post, I believe I am one of the happiest and most blessed Hippies I know!

Saturday morning was a blast…what morning is not when you wake up and see a beaming two-year old-looking at you!  We played for a while, then headed into Kenosha so his mom and dad could spend some time with him and so I could help Garreck (well, it was mostly Garreck) take down two parts of a three-part Birch tree that has been dying over the years and actually getting too much into the wires heading into their house.

This was a three in one that was all in the power lines and partly dead.  Hopefully the last leg lives on.

This was a three in one that was all in the power lines and partly dead. Hopefully the last leg lives on.  His buddy took the stumps to the ground today.  We didn’t have such fancy equipment for the pruning.

This will burn well when it is dry.

This will burn well when it is dry.

Toby was taking a nap so the ladies went into town to get some stuff so we could grill some burgers back at the camp site and we could spend some time with them there.  I’ve raved on about this camp site before, and really wanted them to see it so they can take advantage of it with their camper next year.  After we got back to the camp site, Terri, Ashley, Garreck and Toby took a hike while I got the grill going and got some things squared away for our move on Sunday.

Terri, the kids and Toby took a hike while I got the grill going and got some things ready to go for the move on Sunday.

Terri, the kids and Toby took a hike while I got the grill going and got some things ready to go for the move on Sunday.

We had a blast, and enjoyed Toby trying to do, well, I have no idea what was going through his 2+ year-old mind, but he was having fun.

We had a blast, and enjoyed Toby trying to do, well, I have no idea what was going through his 2+ year-old mind, but he was having fun.

We were up early again on Sunday, and took a walk.  We then started to get the rest of the Coach ready to roll.  We didn’t have sewer at the site, so we tried to time it to hit the dump station without a wait.  We did have to wait, but not too badly.  Most of the folks that showed up late on Friday seemed to be the first to leave on Sunday.  We got in and got our “business” done and got on the road.  We had a really nice trip up to the NorthStar Mohican Casino and Resort in Bowler, WI.  None of these Native American Casino’s existed when we were growing up, but they are all over the place now.  There is a lot of reservation land around where we grew up.  Nice place, full hook ups, and 50 Amp service.

Site number Lucky 13!

Site number Lucky 13!

We were able to get set up in time to watch the last quarter of the Packer game, and we were pleased to see them win in a come back victory over the Fish.  Sorry Justin and Darren!  After the game, we headed to Terri’s sister and brother in law’s cabin which is located not too far from us.  We are always grateful to share this little piece of heaven on earth with them:

What a beautiful spot on the river!  We never tire of being able to visit her and enjoy the serenity.

What a beautiful spot on the river! We never tire of being able to visit here and enjoy the serenity.

Apples for the Deer??

Apples for the Deer??

Plenty of delicious apples for the taking...that is if Rob climbs the tree and shakes them down, as the deer have the lower branches clean out completely.

Plenty of delicious apples for the taking…that is if Rob climbs the tree and shakes them down, as the deer have the lower branches cleaned out completely.

As for the deer...go ahead...eat those apples!!

As for the deer…go ahead…eat those apples!!  Look closely.

What another wonderful time in the Home State.  Badgers and Packers both won, the trees are turning, and as I finish this (for a second time) a light rain is starting to fall…a great way to lull off into a great sleep.  We will see what the next few days bring.

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