Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Across town again...

Tuesday June 25, we loaded up and it was messy. It's hot, humid, and the bugs are crazy. The only good thing is its not raining. Our rugs had to be put away wet so it was a little more work trying to keep everything dry. So we made it to Squaw Creek and set up again close to the shelter house. We picked 2B. I got to set up my bird feeders and in no time we had takers. Had some house finches and gold finches. I'm so becoming my grandma... That's so funny my kids tell me I'm getting old. True I am but still like to watch the birds and listen to them sing.

We woke up the next day after a huge rain. It's cloudy but I got my walk in. The rain helped with the humidity. It rained so much that they had to evacuate another county park so this one filled up fast. We saw our first hummingbird today. While I was walking I spotted 3 deer. Gotta love all the critters. 

The humidity came back for Thursday but it went away in the afternoon. So weird it was like someone flipped a switch. I talked with my neighbor who had like 10 bird feeders. She let me know what kind of feed to use for different birds. Also she told me the names of these birds I'm feeding.

Friday was a beauty of a day, went for a walk and could actually sit outside. It was so nice we even went for a bike ride. I got to see more of the park. Also found some black raspberries growing by the side of the road. Since the weathers improved we have spent a lot of the day outside. We even went to our new friends John and Janie's campsite to enjoy a campfire. That was nice.

Saturday another day of rain, the kids had planned to spend the day on the lake but I guess that 30% chance of rain turned out to be wrong. I went back over to Justin's to clean his house, boy my boys sure have lots of projects for me. They ended up coming home early, I didn't get the whole house cleaned but I was done for the day. His house is a lot more than my HOW...

Sunday we decided to try a new church. The preacher was from our home town Keokuk. It was a really nice day and we found the church and found out the preacher wasn't there today. Jeff made a funny comment on the way out. He said they are definitely prompt. Church was at 11:00 o'clock and we were walking to our truck at. 11:45, that's quick. After church came home and made delicious eggs. Seth & Katie had us over for supper. Nice to get invited.

A new week and a new month and beautiful weather. Jeff went to Lake McBride to fish I stayed back and enjoyed the weather. I'm really loving this weather, and when you have good neighbors you can shoot the whole day just visiting. Tuesday was another nice day and we got to enjoy it. We walked and then had a super yummy supper...the fish Jeff caught yesterday.

On Wednesday it was really nice again and we were happy cause we had tickets for an outdoor concert. We spent the day around the camper doing some cleaning. Went to Justin's then headed to Red Lobster for supper. After we went to Riverside Casino to see Bad Company, we were really close but a little to the left. The concert was really good, it just didn't last long enough.

Happy 4th of July! Jeff went fishing with Justin. I stayed back. So I had the day to myself. It was nice out and the sun was shining. Jeff got home and he was tired so we didn't head out to watch any fireworks. We heard some and watched them on tv, does that count?

My boys had Friday off too so we met them for lunch. Saturday the heat starts coming back. We thought a cool movie theater sounded like a good idea so we headed to town. Sunday morning went to church at Antioch, and then came home to prepare a fruit salad and cheesecake dessert for a cookout at Seth's. We got there and visited a bit, ate an early supper, played with the kids and then headed back home. Plan on moving tomorrow.