We spent another day with the girls out at the Twin Lakes campground.  It was a lot of fun swimming and playing card games with them.  Amanda had made "the rule" once you start a game you can NOT quit it no matter what ... you had to play all the way through.  Well.... I don't know if you're familiar with the card game Phase 10 ... but after 2 hours of it,  I have to admit, I was feeling about the same as Brooke was. She's sitting at the end of the table... the one sighing ... "are we done yet?"  Playing that game also reminded us how Amanda (our oldest granddaughter, holding the fan of cards) got her nickname from Grandpa ... he calls her Pokey. lol

The kids got me on the bike again.  They were having a pretty good laugh over the matter that the seat mysteriously disappears when I get on it ~ I told them I used to sing alto but now can sing soprano.  Mercy!! They sure do make bike seats smaller than I remember them being.
Even Grandpa Slim got on the bike and made a few loops around the campground :)  Does the law about drinking and driving apply to bicycles?? Put down your beer Grandpa!!

Bailey has finally mastered riding without the training wheels over the weekend.  She was one happy camper.

We went on a few nature walks ...

doing the board walk again

checking an old road bed for berries and mushrooms
we found a nice tree full of service berries

aka. juneberries

Isn't this a pretty little pic of the second lake through the trees:

Our strangest find was this ~

Somebody let their reading glasses laying on a balsam tree branch.  We left them there for some nearsighted bear.

Thanks for coming by my blog and spending a little piece of your day with me :)

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. :) i'll have to google phase 10 - sounds like it might be what my family learned and played as 'tom's game'. :)

  2. have been listening to my Sherry read this, while laughing. Now I see why. Great entry. The campground does so look inviting.
    I know about those disappearing seats. I threw one away and got a tractor seat.hahahahaha

    Slim does look good, scooting around on a Bike.

    Love it and love the family time such a testimony for your family.
    From Belmont on our blacktop.
    Sherry & Jack

  3. LOL on the bike seat, the 'waiting' for the game to end and the two of you biking....healthy, fun, funny stuffff...sure miss all of it.
    Let's camp!

  4. We have the Phase 10 card game AND the Phase 10 dice game. And they CAN take a long time to play!~

  5. It looks like you have the best of both worlds: daytime camping with the kids with the night time comfort of your own bed. That sounds perfect to me! Glad to see you are enjoying this beautiful weather. I'm canning beans!
    'love & hugs from afar'

  6. What a wonderful way to spend a day/s with the children and grandloves! And just imagine ... All of you riding bicycles! Congrats to Bailey for mastering the "wheel" (what my grandpa called the bicycle) and to you and Slim for still being able to get up and ride! Such fun! You're my kinda folks.

  7. What? No skinny dipping?

    Love that you left the glasses for that near sighted bear! LOL

  8. I too have noticed they make bicycle seats smaller then they used to. Keep on keepin'.

  9. I'll bet someone was taking a photo using a viewfinder and sat their second eyes down. I'd be lost as soon as I tried to see something close.

    Soprano! Good one! Does Grandpa Slim sound like Mickey Mouse? I'd need a tractor seat. The bike seats today, remind me of a thong. Yikes!

  10. No longer needing training wheels is a big deal. It looks as if you had a great time on your camping trip.

  11. I was just passing through and popping on blogs that I've never been on before. So greetings folks from Lebanon county's Amish community. Richard

  12. I love your picturesque blogs. You can even make berries look like they are posing. Love the June berry picture.