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Monday, September 10, 2012

A quiet Sunday in High Cliff State Park

Things are getting more and more relaxed in our lives, and we are getting this RV Full Time Living thing down pat.  Sunday morning was spent "sleeping in" and later we had coffee and some delicious Apple Streusel Muffins (from a Betty Crocker mix)  for breakfast.

We laid around the for the morning, and only ventured out to take the dogs for a short walk around the park, watching all the weekend warriors loading up and heading out.  Back to their every day lives, leaving behind their weekend fun get-away time.  That used to be US too!   And now we can enjoy staying put and not having to rush back many miles to a sticks-n-bricks home.  We get to stay!

About noon, Steve was getting antsy to do something, so I tossed a batch of chili in the crock pot and we took off for a ride.  We loaded up the dogs in the back of the Tracker so they could get out and about too.   We drove through Calumet County Park, about 5 or 6 miles down the road, along the same shoreline as High Cliff State Park.  We thought we might like to spend a bit of time there too, and scoped out the sites.  

From there we headed back around through Sherwood, and back towards our park.  Right before the entrance to the park, for some strange reason, the Tracker just steers itself into the parking lot at The Chubby Seagull ....

We just had to stop for waffle cones, dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles.   Steve had mint chocolate chip hand dipped ice cream on the left (THAT is a single scoop!) and I asked for a very small scoop in the cone on the right of Mackinaw Island Fudge ice cream in my cone.  This sweet gal, Autumn, posed for us holding our delightful treats.  I told her I was putting her in my blog!



After we stuffed ourselves silly with our big cones, we drove back to the campsite and got settled in for the Packer Game at 3:15.  Steve dozed off a bit before the game started, while I had out my sock-knitting machine in the background and was cranking away on socks for my Etsy store.  Also I have my laptop open setting on the rotated driver's seat so I can keep up with all my internet buddies while I am cranking!

It was a bad game, the Packers lost, but we love them any way!

As you can see, the dogs are not too interested in football.


During half time, the chili was done!
This was a special pot of chili, because it's using up one of the last quart jars of my home-canned tomatoes from last year.  I have the last few quart jars of tomatoes, pickled beets and jam stashed away in our rig.  Using them up sparingly and appreciating the flavor and taste of the hard efforts of canning them.  My daughter Erin has all my canning gear, so we can still do some together.  Not sure about doing any this year,  but maybe next year.

Tomorrow I am running up to Oconto to pick up little Chelsea.  It's her turn to come for a sleepover in our motorhome at the park tomorrow night.  So I am sure to have a pile of pics of her Great Adventure with Granmuddah and Granfaddah Pfun!



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15 comments:

  1. Yup, you're settlin' in very fast for newbie full timers! It doesn't take long! Your house looks really cozy...

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  2. Sounds like you have already completely adjusted to your new life. Glad it is all you expected.

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  3. I am sure it doesn't take long to get used to full timing. Wish we could, but don't see it in the near future. Will you head south for the winter? If so, where will you go?

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  4. I 'member one time a couple years ago, there was a big get together dinner at the "slabs". Somebody had brung some of the bestest pickled beets I ever taste in my whole life.
    When I arrived back at "Sally da house" after the evening campfire, Holy Crap, there on the step was a whole quart jar full of pickled beets.
    I never forgot them beets Karen....they were the best.

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    1. Aww shucks Billy Bob... glad you enjoyed them. It's not just ANYONE who gets a jar of my beets! You IS special!

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  5. Looks like you two have it all figured out. Your home looks cozy, the dogs look happy and the food looks great. Doesn't get much better than this!

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  6. The chili looks YUM! And your house is cute and cozy... As ever, we enjoyed your blog. I have a question. The "My Blog List" on mine doesn't show ones I am subscribed to and I hate that... I think it's a super neat feature and would appreciate any tips as to how it works.

    Blessings & Shalom,
    Richard & iona & an old cat named Jasper
    Full timing RVers in a 40 ft. '95 Ivory Ed 300 Cummins DP pulling little green toad (2012 Ford Fiesta)

    http://wildgooservers.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow, you two have a great life...enjoy it!

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  8. If you want to roam a little further, nice park here with two caves that are open for touring. Mother's cave is one, don't remember the other one. Took the girl scouts here once. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Wisconsin, in Calumet county. Enjoy your blogs. Donna T.

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    1. Donna, after reading this, we just picked up a brochure about the caves! Will check them out on the weekend when we have some free time! Thanks!

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  9. Home-grown canned tomatoes...does it get any better?!! :O)

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  10. I think the nicest time in any campground is Monday and Tuesday when most of the campers clear out.

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  11. That chilli looked so good, I swear I could smell it from my computer screen!

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  12. wow your settling in fast....to the RV fulltime life style..:) one would think you practised :)

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  13. Nice, nice post. Friendly and folksy. I really like it.

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