We had a 60 mile trek back to High Cliff State Park, but first we stopped at our other daughter Heather's apartment to visit a bit with Jameson and the kitties. It was a nice break in the journey and gave us a chance for the use of the toilet, as Chelsea is pretty well potty trained and making the journey in her Big Girl Panties. Then we headed on down to the Appleton area, and made a pit stop at Aldi's grocery store to stock up on provisions. Ya know, the things little girls like such as bananas, raisins, and cookie baking supplies!
Once we got to our campsite, she helped me haul all the groceries in and put them all away. Then we went looking for Granfaddah. Ahhh there he was in a little white maintenance truck! Check out the newest Maintenance Assistant at High Cliff State Park!
We didn't get to play on the big bulldozer and dump truck stuff, because the guys were all busy working with it during the day. But we did manage to get over to the big big tower! Chelsea climbed up all 64 steps, helping her Granfaddah count each and every one.
We watched the sun set over the lake.. .and then...
danged if that Tracker didn't go and turn into the ice cream place, The Chubby Seagull again!!!!
Chelsea said she needed a PINK ice cream cone. Sure enough, they had PINK!
She was even willing to SHARE!
Did you know they even make Doggie Sundaes??? Complete with a doggie bone on top, in a dish that is tongue-friendly for a lapping pooch who loves ice cream?
Outdoors they have this great tourist attraction of a big blue adirondack chair to pose in. Who can resist? Also, it's a great landmark to tell all of our family and friend visitors to the park to turn left at the Big Blue Chair!
Throughout her stay with us, little Chelsea worked so hard to pick up trash and litter, (and walnuts and acorns and hickory nuts) that we bought her a High Cliff T Shirt of her very own. Well, it's a bit on the big side, so she wore it as a sleep shirt after her bath!
She cuddled in the bed this morning with Granmuddah after Granfaddah had to leave early for work. We spent a nice morning walking dogs, picking up litter, reading stories and playing at the park. Then it was time to get a little baking done. I think more chocolate chips went in her mouth than in the cookies!
We managed to save one plate full of cookies to use for dessert when her mommy and little brother came to get her. Oh, and Granfaddah snitched one or two after he was done with work too.
Erin came down to get Chelsea, and we had a nice taco dinner ready, while I got to cuddle Clayton for a bit. When both he and Mason are older, they can come for an overnight too. But for now, at 5 months old, they won't know they are being skipped in the rotation. Next Monday, it's granddaughter Allegra's turn to come to spend a night with us.
After a long hard day of grandchild entertainment,
we are now setting back with a glass of wine,
each of us on our laptops,
sitting around a dying campfire.
I think it's time for bed.....