Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We’re Baaack!

We left Wisconsin just over six months ago on October 8th. Today we are back at our summer camp hosting spot on Beaver Dam Lake. Wisconsin definitely still feels like home.

We’re grateful that we had a safe and uneventful drive back from Texas. No blown tires or objects in the road. It was a good trip with decent driving weather.

Our final day in Omaha was last Friday. The Omaha Storm Chasers AAA minor league baseball team had their home opener on that night. They were playing the Nashville Sounds, which is a minor league team for the Milwaukee Brewers. Korey and Cathryn were planning to go to the game and invited us to go with them.

The Storm Chasers home field is Werner Park, built just three years ago. It’s a very nice ball park that seats just over 6,000 people. Our seats were only $10 and were a few rows behind the first base dugout. It reminded us a lot of spring training games.

Werner Park Game

Let me tell you it was cold. Temps at game time were in the mid 30s with a pretty good breeze. By the end of the game it was 30 degrees, but at least the wind had calmed down.

Even though it was cold, we had a good time. Our team did not look like they wanted to be out on the field and ended up losing 6-5. There was a nice fireworks display after the game.

We left Omaha on Saturday morning and drove about 4.5 hours to Amana, Iowa. We stayed at the Amana RV Park using our Passport America discount on a FHU 50 amp, level, pull-through site for $17. Other than a few work campers, we were the only ones in the park, so the wi-fi was smoking fast! We also took advantage of their laundry room. They had the lowest prices we encountered all winter at $1 to wash and 50 cents to dry.

An added benefit was spending a few hours on Sunday walking around Amana. I am a big fan of the Ackermann Winery and was able to stock up. If you bought a case of twelve, you saved $1 per bottle. Being the frugal person I am, it was necessary to buy a case to save some money. I love their cranberry wine, but still had a few bottles left. I ended up with some new flavors for me including blackberry, plum, cherry and a sweet grape. That should last me for a while.

We also visited the German bakery where I enjoyed a tasty piece of blackberry strudel. Next, we made our way to the Millstream microbrewery. It was a nice day with temps in the 60s so we sat on their patio where Kevin enjoyed a tasty Windmill Wheat beer. He also purchased a sampler twelve pack to take home.

Monday we drove to Burlington RV to get an estimate for our roof repairs. We spent Monday night in their parking lot and that brings us to arriving in Beaver Dam today.

Parks foreman Mike was here when we arrived getting the water turned on for us. Things are pretty wet around here. Between the snowy winter and rainy spring, the area has totally recovered from last summer’s drought. I guess the powers that be didn’t get the memo since heavy rain is predicted for the next three days. Oh well, it will warm up eventually.

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