My nephews wife commented that I have not posted in a while. My sister replied, "She's been having too much fun!"
But it isn't all waisted play-time, some of it is taking care of myself and things.
This morning I got up early, by six, and decided I would write to you before I was to meet up with folks for a "senior" activity that my sister had arranged, a pontoon boat ride at 1:00. It is kind of a neat program that is in Wisconsin and Minnesota called "Let's Go Fishing". They give boat rides or take people out fishing. Qualification to get a free ride, you need to be a veteran, or disabled, or be over ... I don't know what age qualifies as "senior citizen", maybe over 62 or over 65?
I needed to go for a walk first to get some exercise in because writing and sitting on a boat are not good for the body. So I walked on the road by the campground. There was fog and the woods were popping with the drops falling from their leaves.
And then I noticed the mushrooms. It is mushroom season and there were a variety of mushrooms poking up from the dead leaves next to the road.
I started taking pictures because I wanted to share them with you.
I took the computer and phone down to a picnic table in a campsite where I got good cell service earlier in the week. But I only had two stripes this morning. Not enough to blog.
I decided to pack a lunch and go to a park where there was cell service.
But before I left I had to wash yesterday's dirty dishes.
By the time I got to the park it was after 9:00. The first thing I had to do when I got online was to book a site for a campground where I am meeting up with Sisters on the Fly in South Carolina in October. Then because it was a volunteer event to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and celebrate suvivors, I had to pick shifts to work the event.
I remembered I had arranged to call Terry in Tennessee. I had not had a chance to chat with him yet and I wanted to talk about his whirlwind road-trip to Sturgis, Montana, Texas and back home. We talked a while. Then I made reservations at a campground by his home . We have not met in person yet.
I uploaded the pictures from my phone to my computer so I could share some with you. I was about to start wrting to you when I looked at the time.
Whoops, time for the boat ride already!
The boat ride was with my sister and her husband (who is living with dementia symptoms) and my sister-in-law and her husband. I should say "Ex-sister-in-law". She and my brother were married 40 years so she is still part of our family, of course. Her husband, Cal, is a childhood sweetheart and they do well together. My brother has also happily remarried. I am pleased it worked out well and we can still keep our Sue in our lives.
Her son Tom (my nephew) and his fun wife Sarah also came to town for a few days. They are from Minnesota.
Tom and Sara and I kayaked and hiked and all of us ate out together.
One of the lakes (McNaughten) we kayaked had waste boards from years ago when they produced lumber on the lake.
I have to have a few dry days without dates to ride, kayak, or hike. And that may not happen until I get to Florida.
This writing has been difficult. I need better connections to the internet. My screen has been jumping and I can type a whole sentence before it appears on the screen. So I will say goodbye for now and hope we connect again soon.