Week-end Wrap-up

Just as the temperatures decided to plummet into the frost and freeze numbers, we went camping with Olivia.  We started to re-schedule when the weather alerts popped up, but Olivia’s schedule didn’t allow it.  Besides, she was pumped for “my first-time ever camping out”.   We drove up Friday after she got out of school.  The temp only got down to 36 on Friday and she did very well, bundled with hat, scarf, and gloves.  Jo-Jo, however, was not game for a second night with predicted lows of 31…

It’s been so dry that the leaves are slow to turn, but there was still enough orange, red, and yellow to paint the trees warmly for a lovely morning walk down the path near our campsite.




She loved the whole campground, playing at the playground and making a bat-craft at the Nature Center.


We met up with the rest of the Jr. family at a chili-cook-off in New Harmony.  While none of the chili was as good as I make it, our bellies were full by the time was made our way around the tasting stations.

Keeping the theme of “nature”, Samantha had her first experience of “grass”…  Check out her sweet scruchy smile…




Casey has a ton of walking sticks and had brought one along for her, but Olivia was keen to have her own.  Sure enough, PawPaw spotted a good one at the top of the trail, so they went back after the hike and got it.  He sawed the ends, and it is ready for a million more hikes…

Sisters with walking stick…

I am ready for a better camper now…  When you hang out at the campground, walking amongst the 3-figure RV’s, you just wanna…  We had a bit of trouble setting up, which has never happened before.  It seemed like a Sign…  Still, our campsite was so homey…


Back at Sonnystone, we’re finishing up the garden and stacking the wood-pile, chowing on soup and the last of the tomatoes and arugula.  Hope you’re enjoying yourself, as well.

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