Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Visit With Old Friends

Last night we went out for a fish fry with some very good friends.  Sue and I became friends in 7th grade.  We remained the best of friends all the way through high school.  In fact, Sue and her husband, Jim, were responsible for setting up my first date with Kevin. 

The two of them were our maid of honor and best man and godparents to our oldest son.  They had two boys close in age to our two boys.  Every summer we would take our boys to Great America and the boys attended church camp together for a number of years.

As is often the case in life, interests change and sometimes you don’t spend as much time with good friends as you would like.  So, over the years we saw less and less of them.

It was so good to see them again! Their son David, his wife, Liz, and their one year old son, Harper, joined us along with our two boys.  What a cute family David has.  Little Harper is just adorable. 

Wedding Party (8)We had a wonderful evening catching up.  We have made plans to golf together this summer, and I’m hoping they will come out and visit us at our campground.  Since I forgot my camera and don’t have a current picture, I’ll share a picture of the four of us at our wedding in 1977.  What children we were.



The weather sure has been crummy since we returned to Wisconsin.  We’ve had rain and clouds on seven out of nine days since we’ve been back.  I’m thinking I got spoiled by all the sunshine we enjoyed this winter in the southwest.

What I have been enjoying is being with my family again.  Korey has been staying with us since Wednesday, and it has been so wonderful to have him with us again for a few days.   We saw Eric at dinner last night and will be with the boys, my mom and my brother and his wife tomorrow.  Seeing all of them is worth a few rainy and cloudy days.  But, I wouldn’t mind some sun and warm weather sooner than later :)

We have taken a few walks in-between the raindrops.  There are a number of white pelicans on the lake.  When they are swimming on the water, they appear to be completely white.


Yet, when they’re flying, their wings are black.  I’m not sure what kind of pelicans they are, but they sure are pretty. 


There are also many robins and some red-winged blackbirds in the park.  Certainly, all of these birds mean spring is just around the corner.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!