Camp Brosius (Day 3)

July 31

The delays in Camp publications are due to the fact we returned home, to Vacationland USA, in early August – the “everything is going on everyday season” here!  In other words, we ain’t been home much lately trying to keep up with all the local activities.  But here’s a chance to sneak in a short one.  The first full day of camp, and most campers are trying to settle in from arriving from hither and yon and catching up with old friends.

[Each morning starts this way – and it’s particularly lovely with the perfect weather we had the first three days.]

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[It’s getting to be a bit of a chore for me now.  There’s 70+ steps down to the lake shore and the mess hall – so that’s also 70+ steps back up at least three times a day.]

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[But when you’re an early bird, you get to enjoy this sight . . . ]

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[And this sight . . . ]

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[And nothing is as colorful as the Sunfish sails by the dawn’s early light.  The staff member organizing the waterfront is from Los Angeles and going to UCLA, part of the interesting geographic mix.]

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[The Sputh Roundhouse opens at 7:00 am, an hour before breakfast, where you can get coffee, muffins, fruit, and steal (errr, read) someone else’s newspaper.]

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[Because camp was “rained out” our last two days, The Biddies did not get a chance to take out a Hobie Cat this year.]

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[This is Laura Klaum, Director of Development & External Affairs, IUPUI, and thus the overseer of all things Brosius.  She was also taking some early morning photos, likely for promotional purposes.]

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[And the Super’s down for a quick read before breakfast.]

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[Beth and Chris are really into hiking and biking . . . exercise stuff.]

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[These pedal paddleboards were new this year.]

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[They seemed to move at a nice clip.]

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[But not even beautiful weather can deter The Biddies from their appointed rounds . . . shopping at Vinnies!, a/k/a, Society of St. Vincent de Paul.]

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[And the evening meal . . . ]

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[Lakeside]

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The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition.  ~  Dave Barry

Up Next:  Methinks I’d better catch up on some back home stuff?

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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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