But the joke is on me, because there is NO house to go back to and take care of! LOL
After the successful house closing on Tuesday, (which took a mere 15 minutes) we had a few more things to finish up in the Oconto area. Steve has now seen the arthroscopic surgeon and is set for surgery on August 17th. The surgeon seems upbeat and positive and it is an easy fix on Steve's knee. So we will be looking forward to that.
We hung out at Holtwood City Campground in Oconto for four days. One evening Erin and Mark with the two grandtots came to visit. They live mere blocks from the campground. This is a small city run campground and after living in the area for 15 years, we FINALLY camped here!
We cooked out and had a great meal... and of course enjoyed the antics of little Clayton and Chelsea.
Good thing we parked close to the playground equipment!
By Thursday afternoon, it was time to shove off. We had the rig ready to roll and I drove it over to meet up with Steve for his doc appt. Soon we were heading on down the highway, to loop around the bay of Green Bay and up towards Dykesville in Southern Door County.
Our friends have a cottage that is only 12 miles from where Steve works (more on THAT in the next blog!) and have generously offered that we can pull in and park and enjoy their property for the next 10 days.
The cottage is located on the waters of Green Bay, across the bay from our old home-town of Oconto. We are facing the west, and there was an awesome sunset last night... but I forgot to take the camera down to the shoreline to snap a pic. Oh well, we will be here 9 more nights, so I will be sure to snap a few.
See why this still feels like VACATION to me?
Today it is somewhat warm, but not nearly as hot and humid as it had been all week. I took the doggers down to the beach to wander around a bit in the water. They went right in and enjoyed the coolness. Ducky tried to roll on a dead fish on shore, so I will go down later with a shovel and bury it.
It was a great way to spend part of the day...
after all, cleaning and housekeeping in the rig goes quite quickly ...
so I guess I can splurge a little time to be a beach bum, eh?
I have four or five more boxes of "stuff" to go through yet that are sitting in our livingroom area of the motorhome. They are things we didn't quite want to part with, that we could still use. We just don't have a "place" for them yet in the rig. I am working on finding locations that make sense and don't take up space that is for something else. Steve noticed the rig seems to ride better now with more weight on board. Our available CCC (cargo carrying capacity) is rated quite high, and we have never fully loaded ourselves up before. I will do a blog post later on CCC, UVH, GVWR, and GCWR.
Plus we decided to get wall-hugger style LaZboy recliners instead of the ones we have now. Our present ones are much wider and need to set too far away from the wall to recline. We looked at a few the other day with a narrower profile that are wall-hugger types, and we might make a decision by the weekend.
In the meantime, we will enjoy this location for the next ten days, and then I will write about our next exciting news as to what the future will hold for us!!!!
Oh, by the way, the doggers think this VACATION state of mind
is just fine and dandy with them too!