We have finally been getting some rain. It’s rained pretty much every day for the last week, mostly at night. We’ve had a few thunderstorms roll through, but nothing drastic in our area. Some areas of southeastern Wisconsin have had some pretty bad storm damage.
With the rain, the grass is actually starting to get green again. So far it hasn’t been growing, but at least it doesn’t crunch when you walk on it. The corn stalks behind us have some ears on them, and they’ve begun plumping up in the last few days.
It’s still been pretty warm and humid. This coming week is predicted to be in the 80s. That’s certainly more tolerable than the very high temps we’ve been having the last month or so.
We had some company this week. George worked with Kevin years ago at Fred Jones Pontiac. They’ve kept in contact over the years. George is now retired. He bought an older truck camper and has fixed it up very nicely. He came to our park with his friend Norma for the truck camper’s maiden voyage.
This was the first time we met Norma. She was very nice, and the four of us had a great time. George has a fishing boat and took us out for a ride on the lake.
This is only the second time we’ve actually been out on the lake. The first time was last year when we took a paddle boat out for an hour. We definitely got to see much more in George’s motor boat :)
Norma was nice enough to take a picture for us. That’s captain George at the helm.
Beaver Dam Lake is the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin. It’s rather narrow but very long. We were out for over an hour and probably only covered half of the length. We didn’t realize just how big this lake is. There were a number of islands. Some even had cabins on them. These guys looked like they were having fun.
Most of the homes on this lake are pretty small. I’m guessing many of them started out as summer cottages. There are some areas where some never homes are taking the place of the small cottages. We saw this one on our lake tour. Not too shabby.
Wednesday night George and Norma cooked dinner for us to celebrate George’s birthday. We had a delicious meal of steak, fried potatoes, asparagus, salad and Oreo birthday cookies for desert. Oh, and the strawberry margaritas were also excellent!
George has a rescue dog named Coco. He is one of the best trained dogs we have ever met. Kevin had fun throwing his ball for him. When you’ve had enough fun throwing the ball, you tell Coco “after this time, you rest”. He gets the ball and comes back and lays down. It works every time. Amazing!
Yesterday I spent the day at Eric’s finishing up painting some of his woodwork. Eric had a double header softball game after work, so I stopped and watched him play for a while. Some of his high school friends also play. It was fun seeing them again. Brought back memories of sitting and watching them play baseball and football as children. Eric had an in the park home run which was exciting. It doesn’t matter how old they get, in some ways they’re still my little boys.
The park is full again this weekend. Some of them have already arrived, and more will be rolling in. I’m sure we’ll be selling plenty of firewood again.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!