This is perhaps our only chance to go camping till the end of May!
Did you know it snowed in Wisconsin overnight??? We had about 4-5 inches of slushy wet snow this morning on the ground. The temps rose and it was melting fast. The weather forecast looked pretty good for the rest of the weekend, in the high 50's during the day and no more rain or snow. That is doable.
I decided that we needed to go camping NOW.... so I loaded up the motorhome today, and got most of the de-winterizing done. Had one little mishap because I could not find the washer for the fitting for the connection on the ice maker machine to reattach the line. Turns out Steve had put it INSIDE the icemaker last fall! ARGGHHH So we had a little bit of spilled water in front of it and down into the stairwell, but not too bad.
Steve was not due home till 4, so at 2 I ran into town for a few last minute groceries and then babysat little Clayton for 30 minutes while Erin ran some errands and picked up Chelsea from day care. It gave me time to play with him.. some one on one time with his Granmuddah Pfun. Watching him stretch and yawn and pull his arms wide and grow grow grow! He has gained back his birth weight plus a bit, and grew an inch and a quarter in 2 weeks! My oh my!
Here is a pic of Erin 29 years ago and here is a pic of Clayton....
Guess they are related, huh?
Okay.. back to camping! Steve came home from work, he tossed in a few more things, like firewood and finished doing the fitting on the ice maker. Opened the door and in hopped the dogs. We were good to go! ---- We cruised along in the rig and headed up to Chalk Hills Campground, about 60 miles from home.
Some of the sites have 50 amp and the rest have 30. A bargain at $15 a night for a peaceful quiet getaway. We try to come here a few times a year, as it's close to home but far enough away for us to feel like we are *vacationing*
There is one other camper here is wayyyyyy over on the other side. See the red arrow?
Steve fiddled around with checking fluids on the motorhome while I got supper going. Fried up some tilapia fish, made some pasta and a couple great salads with fresh tiny cucumbers and some really good tomatoes. Topped off with a bottle of wine, we had a feast fit for a King... and a Queen.
After supper, we took the doggers on a walk around the campground loop. We chatted with the folks on the other side a bit, and then headed back to our rig. It's getting dark now and I think it's time for a nice hot shower, and then curl up into the comfy king-sized bed in our motorhome. I sleep SOOO much better in the motorhome than in our bed at home... I am REALLY looking forward to this weekend.
Plus, on Sunday, it's Steveio's birthday!!!! What a great way to celebrate, hey?