Saturday, March 19, 2011

At Last......

Finally, we were able to take a trip to Camp!

It was supposed to be sunny and mid-thirties today so we called up Mary about 9:00 AM and asked her if she wanted to go to camp. She said that she would love to so I told her that Arlene and I would pick her up about 10:30 AM.

We had no idea what kind of shape the road to camp was in so I loaded up shovels, warm clothing, winter boots, and three pairs of snow shoes just in case. We picked up Mary and headed to Pickford.

No trip to Pickford is complete without a stop at Snickerdoodle's for Jamaican-MeCrazy Coffee and a freshly baked treat of some kind. Snickerdoodle's is a really unique little coffee shop and bakery/restaurant across from the Pickford Presbyterian Church. They serve specialty coffees, fresh baked goods and lunch items and have a really nice selection of homemade jams and other goodies.

We each got our coffee to go and a treat each; Mary got a Bismark, Arlene got a bear claw and I got a cream cheese roll-up and we toddled off to camp.

The road was pretty icy until we got to the corner and once we turned down the camp road, it was just muddy but pretty solid. We took our time and as we got to our camp gate a truck pulled up and stopped. It was Ronny and Tim Leach. They were cutting firewood down at the old Leach farm.

We had a really nice visit with them. The road into camp still had quite a bit of snow on it so we decided to walk in.

It is always a relief to go to camp and find everything is okay after the long winter. We have had some really bad wind storms so I was worried that trees might have fallen on the trailer or our big shed but all was well.

Arlene is doing so wonderful on her new knee. She was able to walk all the way into camp and it is quite a ways. It was just so great to be at camp.

We walked around and just enjoyed being out in the woods. It is always so peaceful at camp. Surprisingly, there were not any mice caught in any of the traps in the trailer.

We decided to go before Arlene got too tired so we drove to Hessel casino. We had a really nice time. Mary and I didn't lose any money and Arlene won about $200, pretty typical.

We left about 6 pm and stopped at Main Street Cafe for dinner and then on home.

The full moon is really spectacular tonite. It is the "Supermoon", the closest the moon will be to the Earth in 18 years. Wow, is it bright. I tried to take pictures of it but it is just so hard to do. They just don't turn out.

Well, until next time, take care everyone.

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