Camp, Day 6

8-1-13-2

[It’s another morning.  Let’s begin with Beth at lakeside!  😉 ]

8-1-13-1

[Another beautiful day at camp.]

8-1-13-3

[How every day should begin?]

8-1-13-3-1

[With staff preparing watercraft for the day’s play?]

8-1-13-4

[David Dale, previously of horseshoe fame, rows around searching for the elusive bluegill or bass.]

8-1-13-5

[I think I see a whopper!]

8-1-13-6

[The ever intrepid Beth and DOM strike out again for another paddle around the lake.  On this day instead, I believe I opted for a second helping of biscuits and gravy.]

8-1-13-8

[Bon chance, good niece and friend!]

8-1-13-9-1

[Even more intrepid were pere Van Kooten and daughter Caitlin.  Rick is a physics professor at IU and Caitlin is an alum who until very recently was living in Minneapolis as, I believe, a management consultant.]

8-1-13-12

[I believe camp staffers out for a kayak.]

8-1-13-15

[Is that an orca?]

8-1-13-16-1

[Beth and DOM on their return flight.]

8-1-13-19

[Ye Olde Swimming Hole]

8-1-13-21

[Caitlin is sighted on her return . . .]

8-1-13-22-1

[And is soon accompanied by a kayaker . . .]

8-1-13-24

[It would be my way.]

8-1-13-25

[But where’s dad?]

8-1-13-29

[I think I see him . . .]

8-1-13-32[And there he is, taking the outside lane.  Caitlin returned to Minneapolis with us, to visit friends and go to the Uptown Art Fair.]

8-1-13-34

[Exhausting just looking at them.]

8-1-13-35

[This is more like it . . .]

8-1-13-36

[The Biddies put “my” birthday present to good use! 😉 ]

8-1-13-37

[Go, Biddies!!]

8-1-13-40

[Ian and Karen McIntosh, of Faculty Forum fame.  Last year Karen gave a presentation on international law; this year Ian on archeological findings in northern Australia.]

8-1-13-42

[Tom and friend practicing for the regatta.]

8-1-13-44

[A more logical approach to paddleboarding?]

8-1-13-47

[Duck!!]

8-1-13-48

[Rescue at sea.  Waterfront staff go to the aid of Karina and boyfriend who upended and apparently broke a sail line.]

8-1-13-50

[Looks like another save for the staff.]

8-1-13-52

[Karina and friend are safely ensconced in the back of the speedboat as their Sunfish is towed in.]

8-1-13-54

[Campers greet the returnees with a rousing ovation.]

8-1-13-55

[It must be time to eat . . . AGAIN!]

8-1-13-56

[Let’s go work off lunch!]

8-1-13-57

[And The Biddies go back to the Euchre tournament.]

8-1-13-59

[Then The Biddies kidnapped me for a shopping trip to the neighboring town of Plymouth, noted for its building murals.  🙂 ]

8-1-13-60

[Plymouth is also noted for its cow statue.]

8-1-13-61

[I’m sure there’s a story for this; I just don’t know what it is?]

8-1-13-62

[Then it was time for an evening pontoon cruise around the lake.]

8-1-13-63

[The Sputh Roundhouse dockside.]

8-1-13-64

[As we putter away from camp.]

8-1-13-65

[I believe this is called the lake.]

8-1-13-66

[The sun sets over camp.]

8-1-13-67

[Ye Olde Swimming Hole]

8-1-13-68

[That’s “our” house above.]

8-1-13-69

[Ed, Elke, Beth, and the supervisor . . .]

8-1-13-70

[Are under attack by a waterskier!]

8-1-13-71

[Danny “captures” the attack for insurance purposes.]

8-1-13-72

[OMG, here they come again!]

8-1-13-73

[Beth notes their license plate number.]

8-1-13-74

[Victorian Village]

8-1-13-76

[The supervisor loves boat houses with upstairs apartments.]

8-1-13-77

[Remember the lakeside walking path statue by the Johnsonville Brat house?  Well, this is the house.]

8-1-13-78

[A beautiful sunset over Elkhart Lake.]

8-1-13-80

[As we make our way back to camp at dusk.]

8-1-13-81

[Home, sweet, home]

Only 2 camp days left!

About tomobert63

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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