Thursday, July 18, 2019

CANYON CAMP



CHASING CHILDHOOD MEMORIES TAKES US BACK TO STOCKTON, ILLINOIS AND CANYON CAMP.  I SPENT ALL MY TEEN YEARS ON SUMMER STAFF AT CANYON CAMP BSA.








WE ENJOYED THE VISIT HIKING FROM ONE END OF THE CAMP TO THE OTHER CHECKING OUT ALL THE CHANGES, RENOVATIONS, AND ADDITIONS.  WE HAD DINNER IN THE MESS HALL AND STAYED FOR THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT CAMPFIRE AND INDIAN DANCING. IT SURE BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF OLD EAGLE SCOUT MEMORIES.

 THE SPIRIT OF CANYON CAMP GOES BACK TO 1936 AND IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT INTO WORDS, BUT AS AN EXAMPLE, AS THE STAFF RAN FOUR SERVINGS LINES FOR DINNER THEY WERE ALL SINGING CAMP SONGS WITH ENTHUSIASM.

STOCKTON, ILLINOIS WAS HOME, AND HAS SURE CHANGED IN 52 YEARS.






  "SUNNY & 82"

Monday, July 15, 2019

SPOONER RODEO

HERE WE ARE AT THE 66TH ANNUAL SPOONER RODEO IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN. LAST WEEK WE MOVED INTO THE GUEST HOUSE ON CABLE LAKE FOR AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF TIME.

MY DATE FOR THE RODEO PARADE, AND FUTURE RODEO QUEEN (2037), IS ANDER.






MY BROTHERS, UNCLE NEIL AND UNCLE HANS, PULLED OUT "TWO GUYS AND A BANNER" AND MARCHED IN THE PARADE.


   
I WAS ON THE SUPPORT CREW, WHICH AMOUNTED TO HOLDING DOWN A BAR STOOL AT THE WOBBLING DUCK.




A RARE TREAT TO HAVE ALL THREE BROTHERS TOGETHER AND WE ENJOYED THE PARADE, RODEO, AND TOUR OF UNCLE NEIL'S NEW RETIREMENT HOME IN TOMAHAWK, WI.

RENEE AND AUNT KATHY:





NEXT UP ON OUR WISCONSIN ROAD TRIP IS CHASING A CHILDHOOD MEMORY WITH A VISIT TO CANYON CAMP WHERE I SPENT ALL MY TEEN YEARS ON STAFF.

    "SUNNY AND 84"

Friday, June 14, 2019

NEW WINDOWS

OUR MAJOR CABIN PROJECT THIS YEAR WAS TO REPLACE FOUR WINDOWS WHICH WERE ONLY SINGLE PANE GLASS.  THIS WILL TIGHTEN UP THE CABIN ENOUGH TO USE IT IN THE WINTER IF WE WANTED TO.



NOW HERE'S A WAY TO REMOVE A WINDOW, JUST BREAK THE GLASS.



THE WINDOW REPLACEMENT TOOK THE TWO GUYS FOUR HOURS TO COMPLETE.






OF COURSE WE PICKED A DAY THAT WAS,
  "SUNNY & 80"

Monday, June 10, 2019

THE SAUCER'S VISIT

THE SAUCERS WERE HERE TO VISIT ON THEIR SUMMER LONG ADVENTURE TO MOVE FROM HAWAII TO CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE .


I FELT LIKE GREAT-GRANDMA RECHSTEINER AS I HAD A LIST OF "JOB-LIES" FOR THE BOYS WHEN THEY ARRIVED. HERE THEY ARE INSTALLING OUR NEW TV IN THE LIVING ROOM.


THEY ALSO HELPED ME ORDER A NEW LAPTOP FROM BEST BUY SAVING ME BIG BUCKS IN THE PROCESS.

WE SPENT SOME TIME AT SHOW LOW DAYS, WHERE JOEY AND ALAN ARE CHECKING OUT THE HELICOPTER.




MARY KEPT EVERYONE WELL FED, PICTURED IS HER, SOME-MORE REFRIGERATOR CAKE,



IT WAS GREAT TO SEE AIM AND THE BOYS, AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE GROWING UP FAST !!!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

OUT FRONT

MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE VISIT MARY'S FRONT YARD.....





  "SUNNY & 80"