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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bring On Summer





















Monday May 30- I guess this is known as the official beginning of summer. We know that the weekend campers are staying an extra day. The sky looked stormy and we did hear thunder but some how we escaped the storms. We watched as the campers packed up and hit the road. With the warmer temperatures we have gotten our friendly hummingbirds back. We have at least 5 or 6 regulars. I just love watching them. They are definitively territorial..... We have one feeder on the window and 2 in the yard.  So I can keep my eyes on them in or out of the rig. We also welcomed new camp hosts....Chuck and Wanda. They are up on the second loop. We met them in Florida while hosting at Jonathan Dickinson. I think they will enjoy their time here. We have had an easy       time so far this year at the campground. Jeff and I both think that having the lake level dropped is       keeping the campers away. During the week we have had very few campers, Even the last couple       of  weekends we haven't been full. 

   Thursday June 2- Today is Ashton's last day of school so we will be getting to spend more time          with him. We went in to town tonight to watch him at hockey. They are having a 3 on 3 drop in 
   practice so he is doing that. They aren't having many show up or much adult supervision so it really    isn't that beneficial. I think this will be the last time for this. 


   Friday June 3- Jeff has been working on getting the rig waxed. I broke my record today on my            steps....21,000 steps a bit over 9 and 1/2 miles. Since its Friday we watched as the park filled up.




Saturday June 4-Had a super busy day today...all fun. We started off by attending the very first farmers marker in downtown Cedar Rapids. They have them on the first and third Saturdays of the month. It was a really nice day and it was very busy. This market has a little bit of everything. There is food, crafts, flowers, wine, music, balloon guy, bubble man and make up for your face to just name a few. We had fun checking it all out. Jeff and I met Katie, her mom Marilyn and the kids.






















After our fill of the market we headed toward home. We made one stop, a new coffee spot for us called Roasters. Jeff had a coffee and I had a white chocolate mocha. They were both really good. Looks like this will become a regular stopping place.



















Went back to the campground and checked on everything. We still aren't done yet. Next stop the Pork Festival in Center Point. Our son Justin and his buddy Jordan are playing there. We got there before they played but we visited while they were setting up. Lucky for them they moved them under the pavillion, cause some rain came through. We watched them for about an hour then we left to make our way to the ice arena. The roughriders are having there green and white scrimmage and we wanted to go. We met Seth and Ashton there. It was pretty exciting because these guys are working to be on the team. It was a good evening and a great way to finish off the day.








Sunday June 5-Today we had to get up extra early. The park in having a pigman triathalon here today so we have to be out of here before it starts. We were on our way by 7:30. We went to breakfast before church. Then after church they had a luncheon for new people. It was really nice. They gave us a tour of the church too. We really like this church...so glad we found it.....yeah! After church we headed over to Seth and Katie's to pick up Hailey. This will become a regular thing. She has gymnastics on Monday's at 4 so we are going to take her on Monday's. We got to the park and the first thing she wants to do is go to the play ground so....we went.























After the park we came back had supper and dessert. Hailey wanted to help me make it. We had creme brulee and it was very tastee. I think she liked it... A busy day and a full week.





















Monday June 6- Today was a Hailey day. That means we pretty much do what she wants. We usually  paint our nails, play at the park, games and or color. She also likes to go for walks. We had to take her to her gymnastics at 4. We must have wore her out...fell asleep on the way.




















After she finished up we took her back to her house. She is sure fun to watch. She has only been at this for a year and has really improved.

Thursday June 9- After hanging around the campground for most of the day we went to Justin's house so Jeff could practice his guitar with Justin. Then we moved on to the Kernels baseball game. Justin got tickets so we didn't even have to pay....free tickets!!!! The one drawback it was really hot but by the time we arrived at the field it didn't seem that bad.





I was surprised...it was kind of fun. I'm not much on baseball but it's fun to watch it live. They didn't win but we saw some good plays.


Friday June 10-I had plans today. I had to meet Molly in town. She and I are going to look for a dress for me for their wedding. It was nice to have someone else's opinion. I actually found one that was even on sale. It was a fun time. I also had to go back to the ball field because Jeff's phone jumped out of his pocket last night. No need to worry about anyone stealing his phone...it's a flip phone. I went home and Jeff had been at home all day. We decided to go out for supper. Jeff really likes Red Lobster so that's were we went. Then we went to JoAnn's to look for a craft lite. We really got a heck of a deal...got a 3 in 1 Ottelite. It was regularly priced at $279.99 and they had it on sale for $79.99. That was a heck of a deal. The light it puts out is great, no problem seeing to quilt now.

Saturday June 11- It stormed last night and it is so hot and humid out. We decided it was a good day to go to the movie. We haven't been going to many movies lately. We went and saw The Good Guys. It was OK but not great.


Sunday June 12- We went to church and then came back home. It is still really warm. Seth, Katie, and the kids went to the pool so we met them there. It wasn't to bad at the pool and the kids had a great time.





















After spending a few hours at the pool we gathered up Hailey and her stuff to bring back home with us. We are having an overnight guest tonight. We are really getting a routine down. It's nice to spend time with the kids one at a time. This way each one gets to spend there time with us doing what they like to do.