The campground was empty. She has the whole place to herself.
This campground has fond memories for Staci. It's one of the campgrounds that she worked at when she was in the WCC (the Wisconsin Conservation Corp). One of the projects that she worked on was putting in the board walk through a swampy area to the second lake. I went for a walk on it this evening ... hoping not to run into a bear along the way.
It starts out as a little path leading off the black topped road.
Once you get down a little hill towards the bottom the board walk begins.
There's all kinds of moss and ferns and berries to see along the way.
It winds and turns around the trees ~
~ and ends up here:
the second lake of the Twin Lakes
It was so calm and quiet ... not a ripple on the water.
When I got back to the camp from my walk ~ my granddaughter Brooke was showing her patriotism and hanging her flags.
After Brooke finished hanging her pennant we did something that I haven't done in 27 years.
I went for a bike ride with her!
That's me ~ the blue chunky monkey riding a bike!
I guess it's true ... once you learn how you'll never forget. I was a little hesitant after all these years about doing it and having the six knee surgeries and legs that just don't work all the time like I would like them to. I was ready for a great big gob of gravity to get me; but it didn't happen. I really had fun! I'm thinking I'm going to get myself a bike :)
Amanda was so proud of me... and kept saying, "way to go Grandma!"
After the bike riding was over ... the girls asked if it was too late for a swim. "Of course not" ... was my answer ... "we're camping ... go for it". They swam until dark. Now if I was really a brave grannie I would have gone skinny dipping; but I didn't want to shock the poor girls on their first night out in the woods ... maybe tomorrow.
It was a nice way to spend an evening. Going for a walk, riding the bike, watching my Grandloves swim and sitting around the campfire with my kids again.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.