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Friday, July 6, 2012

CAMPING - High Cliff State Park - days 6 and 7

I was pooped out last night so I didn't get a blog posted ... sorry!

So I will combine Thursday and Friday now into one blog.  I am writing this as we are heading back up to the house in Oconto.  While on the road, our Galaxy Tablet is a router and pulls in the signal as we are driving.  I have my laptop set up to type on with an adorable little pull out desk by my passenger seat.  Safari sure had good ideas when they made this rig in 1996!

(this pic is with my old Dell laptop)   

Well, it's Friday and our little vacation is over and time to head back to the final steps of clearing out the house before it sells.  Just got a few more things to do, plus we have some company coming to visit us on Monday (Jim and Norma of http://www.paandmasrugs.com )  They are stopping by on their way up to Canada for a second honeymoon!   Jim just retired and they are going to be weaving their rugs full time now.

As it was, we extended our stay at High Cliff for just one more day.  Yesterday was the hottest day of the week so far, and driving back mid-afternoon just didn't set too well with either of us.   Nor the dogs!   They voted to stay one more day too!

While we have been trapped inside during the hottest parts of the day with the AC going full blast, I have been working....  cranking socks to build up my inventory for the upcoming fall and winter shoppers in my online Etsy store:
http://kareninthewoods.etsy.com     (shameless plug)
This is my antique1925 Gearhart sockknitting machine

It cooled down a little in the evening, enough to cook supper out over the campfire--- (Alaskan salmon and sweet corn)   Add in a salad and a bottle of wine, and we were all set for "Fine Dining- High Cliff Style" !!!

In the evening, we sat outside for a while and actually had an electric fan blowing on us out in our lawn chairs!   LOL   We did a little walk around the park, but it was too hot for the dogs, so we just walked by ourselves.  Awwww hand-in-hand -- with no leashes or doggie pooper scooper pick-up bags!  

I snapped a pic of this rig this morning before we left... it pulled in yesterday next to us!  What a beauty!!! It's a GMC motorhome!  I think he said it was a 1973, they were only made from 73 to 78 and were a unique vehicle wayyyy before their time!  This one was in very good shape.  The owner just bought it last year after someone had it stored for 10 years inside.  He said it's taken a while to get out the troubles that come from storing it for such a long time, but have most items up and running now.  (especially the air conditioner!)   They took it for a few short jaunts last year, each time ending in a breakdown of some sort.  This is the first outing for this year and it's "so far, so good"!  

They had their kids and grandkids along in the tent.  We shared our firewood with them before we left, as we are not to transport wood no more than 25 miles with the emerald ash borer troubles in Wisconsin.

As I type this, we are almost back to Oconto, the temps are 91 out there right now.  Hope it's cooler by the bay?



  1. That Emerald Ash Borer problem is just about everywhere it seems. Can't take firewood hardly anywhere. We've ended up with lots of firewood that way though.
    If any of our motorhome trips ended "with a breakdown of some sort", I would have been going on my own is fairly short order.
    Sure thankful for air conditioning that's for sure.

  2. Little breakdowns are just a part of RV life., after our last week at the Lake, I had a drip under the sink, to repair, and readjust the oven door so it would close tight ,what a job that was, someone must have put there weight on it when it was open and that bent the inside brackets that hold the springs. I had to disassemble the door after taking it off and put the brackets in the vice and hammer them straight after removing the springs, putting the door back on takes four hands.But when I was done the labor bill was zero and the fiver is ready for another combat campout with the kid's.Bet you can't wait for the next trip. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna......

  3. Lady says to remind you that you can always just go down to the river and cool off.

  4. Sure would like to grill here, but it is even too hot out for that. :( Glad you enjoyed your getaway! Pretty soon you'll be getting away for good! :)

  5. Nice practice for your full time launch. Love the desk, we had one in our former MH and it was so handy. Not so lucky with out DP Journey, it would interfer with the entry door. BuMmEr!

  6. That desk is ideal. Wish we had one in our '95. Glad you had a good trip even in the heat. It won't be
    and you'll be full timers, too!

    Blessings & Shalom,
    Richard & iona, Baby Snooks, the dog & Jasper, the cranky old man cat
    Full timing RVers in a '95 Ivory Ed, 40' 300 Cummins DP pulling little green toad (2012 Ford Fiesta)


  7. Cranking is one activity I must do outside. Or so I think. With no slides YET, it gets a bit crowded. I tried to talk John into removing the sofa and navigator's chair, but nope....he said that it would hurt the resale value.

  8. What a cool way to get around AND keep up with your daily activities. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. It's always nice to see a new face. :)


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