Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Monday, September 30, 2019

Great Visit with Family

We spent a month from mid August until mid September in Wisconsin visiting with family and friends. It was great to spend some time with our son Eric again. We hadn't seen him since last Christmas. He came and stayed a weekend with us at the RV park. We went golfing and had a great time.

Unfortunately, the weather was quite rainy the last week we were there. Once again, we had lakefront property. It seems to us that Wisconsin is having an unusual amount of rain and flooding over the last few years.

 As we took our morning walks around the park, we passed this tree. It sure looks like a Mastodon or Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street.

Over the Labor Day weekend, a group of us camped together at the Fountain Lake RV Park. This group has been friends for over 25 years, so it was fun to catch up and spend time together.

We stopped in Iowa for a few nights after leaving Wisconsin to visit more family and friends. I was quite remiss at taking pictures this year. Just enjoyed everyone's company.

Currently, we are in Lincoln, Nebraska visiting our son Korey and his wife Cathryn. We've had a great time seeing them again. We also hadn't seen them since last Christmas.

Korey and Kevin brewed some amber ale beer while we were here. Sure hope it tastes good. Kevin will be taking some bottles back to Arizona, but has to wait three more weeks for it to ferment before he can try it. Here they are cooking the mash.

After a week of the mash fermenting, it was time for the bottling process. First, they transferred the brew from one container to another by siphoning it out to keep as much residue out of the final product.

Then it was time for bottling and capping. Korey and Cathryn handled the bottling. Kevin was sanitizing bottles and capping. I was a gopher helping out as needed and taking photos.

Korey and Cathryn got a puppy for Christmas. His name is Remy, and he is a goldendoodle. He is rather big, but such a sweetheart. He has a fantastic disposition, and is so loving and easy going. I have really enjoyed getting to know him.

We had such a good time visiting with the kids, enjoying meals together, playing games, brewing beer, helping with a few home improvement projects, and just hanging out! We're hoping all the kids can come to Arizona this winter for a visit and see our new place.

Lincoln, Nebraska has a series of statues throughout the city. An artist has sculpted hands with different themes painted on them. I enjoyed seeing the different art pieces. Here's one of them.

So, we are headed out today for the trip back to Yuma. We plan to be there on Friday if all goes well. We've been gone for about 4-1/2 months. I must say that I am missing the place. It really has become our home, and I'm looking forward to getting back!

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