Saturday, July 22, 2006


By Mary
Custom Smiley Today was a day off, our second in a row which is the first time since we started working Memorial Day week end. It was really nice to have two days off after a 7 day stretch. We were both wiped out and needed the break.

I finally got Rex out hiking today. We went to Camp Richardson which borders the lake and had a great hike. There just isn't a bad view of the lake and we had a wonderful time. Camp Richardson actually includes the remains of a couple of really great estates from the 1890's and 1900s. The guest cabins, main cabins, boat houses(complete with boats), polo fields, garages, stables, laundry cabins, court yard, arboredum...get my drift...estates that belonged to the very wealthy. One of the wealthy was "Lucky" Baldwin founder of the famous Santa Anita Race Track another was Mr. Pope (I can't remember his first name), co-founder, along with Mr.Talbot, of the Pope and Talbot Lumber Company.

We are using the Big gAss grill to make supper. Tonight's menu is a pork roast with a couple of foil packs...mine has zucchini, potato, onion, cauliflower, broccoli, lemon slices, olive oil, and fresh rosemary in it. Rex's foil pack has potatoes, onion, and butter flavored crisco. Go figure!!

Countdown time...pulling out in 46 days and arriving in Wisconsin in 51 or 52 days!! I am ready!!