What can I say ... One of the most awesome places to park the Bus, lots & lots of time with family ... and great weather the entire time we were there.
After a rather wet spring in Colorado, which I mite add, limited our activities to some degree, it was nice to have lots of sunshine .... after all, we are Sun Chasers !!! And with this nice weather, there was much to do ... we certainly stayed very busy. During the week, there was always things to do & see and we looked forward to almost every evening sitting around the camp fire.
Jackie of course continues to do cakes for all occasions, including tons for birthdays. And no sooner we arrive, she is building one for Zac's Birthday.... and of course a party that followed. Always a great time with the kids.
Spending time with family is always fun .... especially when our nephew decides to do a full fledged seafood boil. We're talkin shrimp, crab legs and lots of veggies .... this cooked up in a tub set in a 55 gal drum, loaded with wood and cooked to perfection. Ya gotta love these kinds of feasts!
Local rodeos, horse shows and much more ... not a lot of time to be bored .....
Even got to see Izzy (Her Grandma calls her Bella) run the barrels on her pony. She is just 4 years old.
Scott & I even got away one Saturday to attend an annual car show, not to far from Shawano. Of the more than 2000 cars, the majority were survivor cars and trucks, most probably bought new or nearly new and stored in their barn .... or something. I've never seen so many survivors. Fun show
And while the boys were away.... the girls did play ..... yes, they took the boat out and had fun swimming out on a sandbar!
We were also able to head to Appleton on the weekends to meet up with son JJ and Kim & their beautiful girls, attend church with them on Sunday and even a couple of trips for special occasions.
The best of all was for Jamie's ( JJ & Kim's oldest) graduation party. We "shoe horned" the Bus out of the trees and set up on a beautiful site right on a lake for this party. What a blast ......
And where there's a special occasion, there must be a cake. Jackie had the opportunity to help granddaughter Emily do a very special cake for Jamie. Oh what fun they had! The result was absolutely beautiful!
Not too long after this party, we "shoe horned" the Bus out of the trees yet again for a trip down to Sparta, WI to get together with some of Jackie's family, some she hadn't seen in many years. The park was pretty awesome and a great time was had by all.
Such beautiful country .....
Before getting wedged back in the trees, we scheduled to have the Bus serviced. The good news is that the service center that had taken care of this coach before we got it, was just a short hop away in Oshkosh WI. The timing was perfect as we would be heading to California in just a couple of weeks. We would certainly recommend this shop to anyone who might be in the area .... they did a great job. We were in and out within a couple of hours. This year's service included oil & filter changes to both the engine & the generator, full lube front to back and over-all inspection.
Hats off to a good team !!!
So after a few more turkey marches ......