How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Days 3 & 4)

[Award winning photograph!  OK, not.  First morning at camp, 3rd day of vacation.  Camp Brosius waterfront on Elkhart Lake.]

OK, we’re beginning still at Day 2 of the vacation – arriving at camp that evening.  The whole fam damily was there as we gathered on the patio for introductions of staff, and campers, and any one who wondered through the neighborhood.  Then we all went up top – 60-some steps as I recall – to the dwellings and an evening campfire.  For us, Rappaport was home for the week.  It housed The Biddies; Rita’s daughter, Beth, and son-in-law, Chris; Jami and Danny; and me.  The grandson was off on his own in a man-cave!  And what’s camp without some campfire songs?

Campfire song #1:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ruthobert#p/u/8/rc3QYV98Oko

The Biddies belt out “Indiana Our Indiana”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMfeBwDiiZ4&feature=related

[The Biddies sign up for camp activities: crafts, horseshoes, archery, sailing, canoeing, pontooning, shopping . . .]

Campfire song #2:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ruthobert#p/u/7/bO1lQS9RUMc

 [Home Sweet Home]

Finally, Day 3.  I hit the jackpot our first morning – it has happened a couple of other times over the years – a perfect marine haze at sunrise for grand photo ops:

Then The Biddies took the long stairwell down to breakfast where we ran into Tom who had run into Karina – whatta guy!

[After a longer than brief sabbatical created by an unusually high number of music events in the immediate viewing area, we return to the scene of summer vacation.  It is now September 3 – when last we left you Tommy was noshing with Karina . . .]

Our first full day at camp was Night Out in Elkhart Lake – the usual Biddies were joined by honorary Biddie, Cindy, for the festivities:

The next morning . . .

[Tom drawing at water’s edge.  We suspect the subject matter was the sailboats.  However, a certain someone (who shall remain nameless) commented, “I never saw a guy looking so close at a page that didn’t have a naked woman on it! ; )  (Don’t tell Ruthie I said that!)  Very, very cute couple!”]

[The lakeside hugging bench – now all you have to do is find a huggee!]

[Campers from Fort Wayne, Vickie & Scott, who have also been to Vacationland USA.]

[The Biddies “dressed” for dinner that night (as we all did).]

[Close personal fellow campers.]

Then an after dinner stroll around the camp lakeshore:

It only took two weeks, but I finally finished days 3 & 4!!  🙂

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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