Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Another Year Older

Saturday was my 56th birthday. Thanks to all of my Facebook friends for the birthday greetings. All of my family members called to wish me a happy birthday, and Kevin cooked me a delicious dinner, so it was a very good day.

On Friday I made the hour drive into town to Eric’s house to do a little touchup painting on his garage trim, do some laundry, and pick up our mail. Then I headed over to my mom’s to meet with a realtor she had contacted for a market analysis. She is researching selling her property so she can buy a smaller home. Eric met me after work at Dairy Queen and treated me to a Blizzard for my birthday. Thanks, Eric.

Kevin and I spent the weekend relaxing. Only about one-third of the campsites were occupied, so it was a nice quiet weekend. We spent Saturday sitting outside reading and enjoying the gorgeous weather. Kevin made us a delicious steak dinner.

He had asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday. I said I wanted to go for a bike ride on the Wild Goose Bike Trail and attend the Beaver Dam Must-skis Water Ski show on Sunday evening.  Sunday morning we rode our bikes for almost two hours and 12 miles on the trail. It was another beautiful day. Back at home Kevin made a beer butt chicken, and we had an early dinner so we could get to the ski show by 6 pm. Beer butt chicken is my favorite way to cook chicken. It is so moist and delicious!

I get a kick out of watching the water skiers perform. Kevin doesn’t enjoy it at all, but since it was my birthday wish, he went with me.The team was proud to announce they placed third at the state competition and eighth at the national competition. Both were their best finishes ever. My favorite part is the pyramids.



I’ve discovered a new product for washing the outside of our windows. This is my job, but I can never reach the top windows without hauling out a ladder. I do the ones I can reach with the step stool, and then Kevin has to finish the ones I can’t reach.

windex_all-in-oneI had seen an ad for a Windex product that comes with a long handle and is streak free. You do need to have a hose. First, you spray the window with the hose. Then you wet the pad, wash the window, and hose it down again. No wiping it dry. It worked very well, and the windows did dry without any streaks. The handle was not long enough to reach our highest windows, but the bottom piece is threaded. Kevin has a long handle with a mop on the end that he uses when we wash the fifth wheel. We screwed it into the Windex handle, and that made it long enough to do all of our windows. The box states you can do up to 20 windows with each pad. The replacement pads are a bit pricey, so I dried the pad I used and will see if it is reusable next time.

And, just in case you haven’t seen enough wedding pictures, here a few more of my favorites. We haven’t seen the ones the photographer did yet. These are ones that were taken by friends and family.



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