Weekend Fun, June 1-2, 2019

An unexpected weekend off left us some room for some fun. We went to the season opener of our local baseball team, The Dockspiders. I had never been to a game and it was a lot of fun

On Sunday, we went to a local winery and tasted some wine and mead. And, of course, since we were in the area, we had to stop for ice cream at our favorite ice cream place.

We went for a 3 mile hike in a local state park. The trail was quite wet, and was even covered by water in some spots.

And, of course, no weekend is complete without a bike ride. Lots of wildflowers were blooming along the trails.

Memorial Day Campout, May 24-27, 2019

We had our annual Memorial Day camp out with our church from May 24-27. The weather this year was almost perfect. There was rain and storms overnight the first night, but after that, warm and sunny. The only issue was that I forgot to stake down our screen tent and it blew over during the storms the first night. But, since nothing was in it at the time, nothing was damaged.

We took our bikes along this year and went for a ride around the camp ground. The views of Green Lake were beautiful.

Of course, the best part of any camping trip is spending time with friends and family. We always have a good time.

The weekend ends every year with a talent/no talent show and then a kick ball game with kids vs adults. It’s one of our favorite weekends every year.

Cave Point County Park, Door County, WI

During our annual fall camping trip (September, 2018–yes, I am behind in posting about our camping adventures), we went to Door County, WI. One of the highlights of the weekend was our stop at Cave Point County Park. It’s a small park, but full of beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the shoreline.

The girls had so much fun climbing the cliffs to the water

This cave is called the Devil’s Bathtub. There were a couple of people jumping and swimming in here. The water was fairly cold, since the lake never gets warm

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This bird was sunning himself on the rocks. He sat there with his wings spread out for the longest time before taking off.

A Day in the Life

Some days my life consists of eat, sleep, work. Other days, I have a bit more fun. This day was one of those fun days. It started at church in the morning for our annual worship celebration. The service consisted of music, dance, flags and banners. My daughter is one of the dancers.

After church, I went to my first tractor pull. One of our friends from church was pulling in it. I can’t say I was totally entertained by the activity, but it was fun to visit with friends while watching.

After the tractor pull, it was time to take Nala for a walk. We chose a new trail, one with a tunnel. We didn’t walk as far as normal because the mosquitoes were so bad. Afterward, we stopped at A&W for ice cream.

The day ended with watching the Packers play the Bears in the season opener.

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Project 365, Days 271-280

Day 271: After work, we went to hear the Kids From Wisconsin concert in the park. The theme this year was Broadway musicals. It was so much fun.

Day 272: Somebody goofed. Green Bay Raiders? I think not

Day 273: Another evening spent doing someone else’s job–pushing carts again

Day 274: Summer is over for Greg. He’s loading up his car and heading back to Chicago for another semester at Moody Bible Institute.

Day 275: This weekend we went to a water ski show in Beaver Dam, We’ve thought about going in the past, but this was the first time we actually  went.

Day 276: It’s tomato season

Day 277: All the tomatoes were turned into sauce today. It smells so good in the house right now

Day 278: She loves having this window open so she can bark at all the squirrels running through our backyard.

Day 279: The carts are supposed to be in nice, neat rows. Evidently, somebody didn’t get that message. This is how they looked when I got to work today.

Day 280: Please, may I have some of your food?

Project 365, Days 210-220

 

Day 210: Vacation finally started. Our first night was spent in Kentucky, at Moutardier Campground, just north of Mammoth Cave. Our campsite was right on Nolin Lake.

Day 211: Our first official site-seeing stop on this vacation was Mammoth Cave National Park. We did the Frozen Niagara Tour and really enjoyed the interesting formations in the cave.

Day 212: Nashville was our destination today. We went to Cheekwood Botanical gardens and then to downtown Nashville. I had to get a photo of the “Batman” building.

Day 213: Today brought us to Stones River National Battlefield, a memorial from the Civil War.

Day 214: We drove from Nashville to the Smoky Mountains today. On the way, we stopped at one of the many state parks, Cummins Falls State Park, and hiked to the waterfall.

Day 215: Not the most scenic photo from today, but it’s a great reminder of one of the highlights. We were doing the Cades Cove drive today and stopped at one of the historic buildings along the way, the Primitive Baptist Church. We expected a quick stop, a photo or two and then drive on. We were blessed instead with a service. Old fashioned hymns being sung, followed by a short message. We loved it.

Day 216: Day 2 in the Smokies was the Newfound Gap Road. So many gorgeous mountain views all day long. I could have soaked in the views for hours.

Day 217: Last day in the Smokies and we went on the Roaring Forks motor trail. One of the things I was looking forward to on this drive was a waterfall called Place of a Thousand Drips, for no other reason than I liked the name. It turned out to be a really nice little waterfall.

Day 218: Time to start heading for home. We stopped in Kentucky, at Cumberland Falls State Park. I love waterfalls.

Day 219: We spent most of the day driving today. One quick stop at Fair Oaks Farms, but we didn’t pay to do any of the “adventures”. Everything was farm themed, including this milk bottle rock climbing wall.

Day 220: This sweet little girl was so happy to have me home again. She hasn’t left my side at all.

Project 365, Days 191-200

Day 191: The last day of camping at Green Lake always features a Talent Show. Eric did a juggling act with the help of Greg.

Day 192: We got home after camping and went to A&W for some ice cream.

Day 193: I actually cleaned out my refrigerator. It had been way too long

Day 194: This is one of the ways I know Greg is home. John Calvin bobblehead on the mantel

Day 195: When my husband isn’t in bed, Nala makes use of his pillow to keep me company

Day 196: Break time at work. I don’t like peanuts

Day 197: A couple of my co-workers brought me a donut, Happy day. 🙂

Day 198: New dress code at work today. No more blue and khaki

Day 199: Sunset view from work

Day 200: On my way to work, once again not wearing blue and khaki. I’m loving the new dress code