I thought I would write up another blog post....
Thursday evening, we unloaded the motorhome after leaving High Cliff State Park.... I didn't feel like cooking, so we hit our favorite Mexican restaurant 2 towns over in Kiel, called El Camino. The food is SOOOO good, and Steveio had his favorite chicken fajitas and I have my regular seafood chimichangas (they are not on the menu, but they make them for me each time I ask) They serve you so much food, I take half home and it's lunch the next day. Plus margaritas are only $3 on Thursdays.... link: El Camino Facebook Page
Our weekend filled up before we knew it. On Saturday morning we got some house chores done, and Steve worked on the broken air horns on the motorhome. Seems when I blasted them last time, I suddenly lost all pressure. Steve determined it was some old bad connections, and got it all fixed up. He also did a few other projects on the air conditioner shroud, fixed the sagging insulation in the engine compartment and I did a good clean-up and clear out of summer items from the rig.
Next camping trip will probably be Halloween at High Cliff State Park, which is a huge event to attend with the kids and grandkids.
Speaking of kids and grandkids, we got a happy surprise visit from our daughter Heather, son-in-law Jesse, and both grantots Jameson and baby Whitney! Wheeee heeeeeee
I got in a LOT of cuddles, changed a poopy diaper, fed a bottle and played with the sweetie who is starting to smile back at us! Big Brother Jameson got to pick a restaurant --- link: Penelope's Pizza Facebook Page
Saturday night, our nice neighbors to the back had a party... and invited us over to hang out. Crackling campfire, good laughter, and dogs hanging out looking for treats. We are so lucky to have a bought a house near such great neighbors!
We hung out till late,
and then toddled across the yard to bed.
Sunday morning started with fresh bagels and coffee on the porch. The mornings are crisp and cool, but as soon as the sun comes in, it warms up and we are comfortable. Soon Steveio hopped on the lawnmower and I set about knitting socks on my antique circular sockknitting machine. I have to get some inventory built up for upcoming shows and Etsy sales for seasonal holiday shopping. I can do about a pair an hour, and am working up some bright colorful wool socks in blends of pretty yarns.
Cup of coffee
French vanilla creamer
Soft celtic music
and creative yarns!
At noon, it was time to load up my sockknitting machine and head over to the Calumet County Historical Museum. We volunteer there to staff the museum during their Sunday sessions. Here is a blog post I did earlier in the summer about helping out there:
and their website:
(this is only half of the fiber display)
Once our chores were done, we set up for visitors. We had a whopping 13 people stop by this afternoon! Steve likes roaming and poking around in the agricultural displays with people, looking at old farm implements and small engines over the years. Someone came in and donated their dad's chainsaw, from the early 1950's. It was fun to document the item and get it ready for cataloging.
I set up my sockknitting machine and kept working on socks while Steve visited with people and helped show them around the various displays. My sock machine garnered attention all by itself... and is an antique from 1925, so it fit right in.
This is such a fun place to hang out. While there, I explore a lot of the old newspapers, photos and albums of scrapbooks that people have donated. I am learning more and more about our tiny community.
Admission is FREE
but donations are gladly accepted.
Well, it's Packers half time now, so I will wrap up this blog and get it posted. Steveio is starting to make some popcorn for the second half of the game. The doggers will gather to beg their share. He better make a BIG bowl!