madeleone: (hermione gr)
Bet you didn't even know I was gone. LOL! Hubby and I just got back today from a two week camping trip and I've been out of touch with internet and such. We spent a week at a National forest campground we like in NW Michigan in the heart of the woods and on the high banks of a creek. Also got to visit our youngest daughter and her family for a day and give our grandson some smooches and snuggle with his baby sis. Hubby also got meet our oldest son and grandson for a golf date one day too.

Then we moved on for the second week to another favorite campground of ours, a state forest campground on Little Guernsey Lake, this time, that is quite a bit off the beaten path and same son and his family joined us for a long weekend. We were lucky enough to get adjacent sites about 20 yards apart and the grandkids could run back and forth between us. The lake has good fishing--not my thing, but son, grandkids and hubby like it. Still, I'm just happy to chill out with my e-reader under the trees chasing the shade around as the sun slides across the sky. Something about being in the forest just recharges my batteries, my youngest daughter says the same thing, I tease her that we are descended from dryads. While drinking my morning coffee I could hear the loons calling to each other across the lake--heavenly.

It is good to get back to the comforts of home though. My seven year old grandson said before leaving, "I like camping, but I'll be glad to get back home where there's internet!"  I actually did have a fairly decent cell connection, but using my hotspot eats up my data so I only went online occasionally to make sure the rest of the world was still out there.

We're home for a brief week and a half and we'll be setting off again for our annual family camping trip. We scoped out a new campground while we were gone for this next trip, again a rustic state forest campground in the banks of the Platte River, which we've been told is great for tubing. My older daughter and her family are coming 'home' to Michigan for a week (they just moved to the DC area for son-in-laws work) and we're looking forward to a having a family get together with all four of our kids and their kids. Our truck and fifth wheel are getting a work out this summer for sure. 'Sighs,' retirement is good!

ETA:  Although sadly, I'm now terribly behind on the sshg_promptfest. It's going to take me a while to catch up!
madeleone: (Default)
Home from camping. Had a great weekend, with the exception of # 2 son got a bad case of food poisoning (at least that's what we think it was) and son-in-law also but to a lesser extent. The only thing we can figure they ate that the rest of us didn't was some sliced turkey lunchmeat so it was either that or the mayo. Luckily both are okay now. But the weather was good, and we got to visit with son# 1 and his family as we camped about 8 miles from their house. His wife is due in about 3 more weeks so of course was not in any shape to camp, but they came out to the campground one night and sat at the campfire. And we all went over there Saturday and he grilled brats and hotdogs and we swam in their pool.

Everyone else left yesterday and hubby and I had a night to ourselves which was kind of nice. We both commented on how quiet it was compared to the rest of the weekend and how we rather enjoyed it like that. LOL!

Anyway we are back home now and just relaxing. Hope everyone else had a nice weekend too.
madeleone: (Default)
Home from camping. Had a great weekend, with the exception of # 2 son got a bad case of food poisoning (at least that's what we think it was) and son-in-law also but to a lesser extent. The only thing we can figure they ate that the rest of us didn't was some sliced turkey lunchmeat so it was either that or the mayo. Luckily both are okay now. But the weather was good, and we got to visit with son# 1 and his family as we camped about 8 miles from their house. His wife is due in about 3 more weeks so of course was not in any shape to camp, but they came out to the campground one night and sat at the campfire. And we all went over there Saturday and he grilled brats and hotdogs and we swam in their pool.

Everyone else left yesterday and hubby and I had a night to ourselves which was kind of nice. We both commented on how quiet it was compared to the rest of the weekend and how we rather enjoyed it like that. LOL!

Anyway we are back home now and just relaxing. Hope everyone else had a nice weekend too.
madeleone: (Default)
Home from camping. Had a great weekend, with the exception of # 2 son got a bad case of food poisoning (at least that's what we think it was) and son-in-law also but to a lesser extent. The only thing we can figure they ate that the rest of us didn't was some sliced turkey lunchmeat so it was either that or the mayo. Luckily both are okay now. But the weather was good, and we got to visit with son# 1 and his family as we camped about 8 miles from their house. His wife is due in about 3 more weeks so of course was not in any shape to camp, but they came out to the campground one night and sat at the campfire. And we all went over there Saturday and he grilled brats and hotdogs and we swam in their pool.

Everyone else left yesterday and hubby and I had a night to ourselves which was kind of nice. We both commented on how quiet it was compared to the rest of the weekend and how we rather enjoyed it like that. LOL!

Anyway we are back home now and just relaxing. Hope everyone else had a nice weekend too.
madeleone: (Default)
Off to work in a few minutes but then after work will be heading into the great Up North to spend a family weekend camping trip.  Will be gone for four days and get to spend time with all four of my kids and their spouses, and grandson Thomas. Wheeeee!

Will most likely not have access for the most part so see ya Mon or Tuesday. Have a great weekend.
madeleone: (Default)
Off to work in a few minutes but then after work will be heading into the great Up North to spend a family weekend camping trip.  Will be gone for four days and get to spend time with all four of my kids and their spouses, and grandson Thomas. Wheeeee!

Will most likely not have access for the most part so see ya Mon or Tuesday. Have a great weekend.
madeleone: (Default)
Off to work in a few minutes but then after work will be heading into the great Up North to spend a family weekend camping trip.  Will be gone for four days and get to spend time with all four of my kids and their spouses, and grandson Thomas. Wheeeee!

Will most likely not have access for the most part so see ya Mon or Tuesday. Have a great weekend.
madeleone: (Default)
Just in case  someone tries to contact me, I'll be off the grid for a few days. We're going to meet son, dil, and grandson for a long camping weekend and will be back sometime Monday. I'm taking my laptop, but just to read downloaded stuff and maybe work on some writing, I'm sure there will be no wifi signal in the forest. LOL!. Leaving after work tonight. Everyone have a great weekend and don't break the internet while I'm gone.
madeleone: (Default)
Just in case  someone tries to contact me, I'll be off the grid for a few days. We're going to meet son, dil, and grandson for a long camping weekend and will be back sometime Monday. I'm taking my laptop, but just to read downloaded stuff and maybe work on some writing, I'm sure there will be no wifi signal in the forest. LOL!. Leaving after work tonight. Everyone have a great weekend and don't break the internet while I'm gone.
madeleone: (Default)
Just in case  someone tries to contact me, I'll be off the grid for a few days. We're going to meet son, dil, and grandson for a long camping weekend and will be back sometime Monday. I'm taking my laptop, but just to read downloaded stuff and maybe work on some writing, I'm sure there will be no wifi signal in the forest. LOL!. Leaving after work tonight. Everyone have a great weekend and don't break the internet while I'm gone.
madeleone: (Default)
And I'll bet you didn't even know I was gone! LOL! That's OK I didn't really know myself until Thursday that we were going to go camping this weekend. My youngest daughter texted that her fiance had his last exam on Friday and she had the weekend off and they wanted to go camping. Since the rest of our weekends are booked through mid-Sept (older daughters wedding!) it was go this weekend or not at all. Luckily our oldest son and his wife and son were able to meet us too so we had a fun weekend. Although it was wet and stormy it was still a good time!  Glad to be back to hot showers and internet! Just spent the last couple of hours catching up on my flist!  :-)
madeleone: (Default)
And I'll bet you didn't even know I was gone! LOL! That's OK I didn't really know myself until Thursday that we were going to go camping this weekend. My youngest daughter texted that her fiance had his last exam on Friday and she had the weekend off and they wanted to go camping. Since the rest of our weekends are booked through mid-Sept (older daughters wedding!) it was go this weekend or not at all. Luckily our oldest son and his wife and son were able to meet us too so we had a fun weekend. Although it was wet and stormy it was still a good time!  Glad to be back to hot showers and internet! Just spent the last couple of hours catching up on my flist!  :-)
madeleone: (Default)
And I'll bet you didn't even know I was gone! LOL! That's OK I didn't really know myself until Thursday that we were going to go camping this weekend. My youngest daughter texted that her fiance had his last exam on Friday and she had the weekend off and they wanted to go camping. Since the rest of our weekends are booked through mid-Sept (older daughters wedding!) it was go this weekend or not at all. Luckily our oldest son and his wife and son were able to meet us too so we had a fun weekend. Although it was wet and stormy it was still a good time!  Glad to be back to hot showers and internet! Just spent the last couple of hours catching up on my flist!  :-)

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