The Last Hurrrah

Our final stop is a camping trip with our kids and grandkids in Wisconsin. We got a reservation at Mill Bluff State Park. We had a nice large campsite but unfortunately it was not at all level, making it difficult to place Annie the way I would have liked in the site. But, we made it work no matter what! We had electricity which was an absolute necessity since it was horribly hot and humid. Upon the kids’ arrival, they decided not to set up their tent and to instead move in with us, much to our grandkids’ delight. Annie somehow accommodated another 2 adults, 2 small children, and a feisty big puppy with kennel into our group of  2 adults, 1 large dog, and a fat cat. Cozy, but out of the sweltering heat.

This pump was right next to our campsite, and provided lots of entertainment for the grandkids.
This pump was right next to our campsite, and provided lots of entertainment for the grandkids.

We enjoyed one of the beautiful hiking trails that had great overlooks of the surrounding country and huge towering bluffs. We also enjoyed swimming in the nice little fresh water lake at the campground with lots of sand to play in. We enjoyed making yummy sandwiches on the fire with our awesome pie irons (a great gift from Opa’s sister and brother-in-law) and, of course, s’mores. We had a great time, a little too short but definitely sweet!

We had reserved an extra day in hopes that we would have explored the local bike trails (which are fabulous) after the kids left but, having a bum knee all summer long, the weather a bit too hot and uncomfortable, and generally just wanting to get back home and see our wonderful house again, we just packed up and headed home.

Spending time out in nature with family, at the end of our trip was a wonderful conclusion. I can’t wait to do it again! In fact, I can’t wait to do it ALL again and I’m already dreaming of new places to explore!

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