Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back in the 90’s…Again

When I last blogged (3 weeks ago!) we were just leaving the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin and heading a couple hundred miles south for some family time. Along with family, we were treated to cooler temperatures. In fact, we did not need air conditioning the entire time we were there. We could open our windows during the day, sleep with a blanket at night and even had to turn the heat on for 10 minutes in the morning to take the chill away! I got used to that :)

We left there Tuesday morning and drove 180 miles south stopping at the Madison KOA for the night. It was hot enough to warrant A/C and we no longer needed a blanket at night. It was still a bit chilly in the morning but that was gone in about 2 minutes. Wednesday's drive was another 180 miles into Illinois where the A/C was definitely needed, the blanket was permanently put away and the A/C had already kicked in before we got up in the morning! Yup, we're back in the 90's again :(  It sure was nice while it lasted :)

Our 2 weeks there were full of family time. We attended a family reunion.

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We got to see daughter Nicole who was home from Italy for the summer.

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We had a scrumptious lunch one day at my niece's house in WIsconsin Rapids. Jen and her husband Matt and their 4 kids (Ethan,Katja, Mya and Landon) bought a 100+ year old solid brick home and are restoring it. Very cool.

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We enjoyed a pig roast at my sister and brother-in-law's house.

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That was quite the operation, starting with the butchering a couple days earlier, to the early morning start of the roasting last Saturday. It was very, very good and we were even the lucky recipients of some of the leftovers :) Yum!

That about covers it for now. It was a very nice, relaxing time for us. We are currently en-route to the Indianapolis area where we hope to meet up with friends and visit with  Rick's sister, Louise and her husband, Glenn.

Thanks for stopping by.Turtle


  1. Believe it or not, we had a quilt on the bed a few nights last week. Yep -- that's been put away!

    Looks like you had a blast! Great family photos!

  2. Oh that cool weather made us so envious!!!

    Sounds like you had super family time as well:o)))

  3. Sounds like a great visit. I would have had a hard time leaving that weather.

  4. Yup, we can feel the temps trending lower now. AC on for a bit in afternoon, windows open at night, fireplace on for a bit in the morning.

  5. Family time is the best, dontcha know? :-)

  6. Blanket on the bed?! Not this time of year! You're just rubbing it in. Enjoying family time is great.

  7. Oh boy that weather sounds fabulous. I think I would have just stayed and stayed until they tossed me out! But they're family, don't they have to take you in and let you stay?? :-)

  8. I am sure the pig roast was great! That was a lot of work, but I am sure everyone appreciated the effort:)

  9. I wish I could say you would cool off once you got here, but it's still in the 90s here :( Boo hiss!
    I love the pictures :)!!!

  10. Looks like you've had a great time visiting with family.

    I've never actually been to a BBQ where an entire pig has been roasted. It must take a while to cook it all.

  11. Nice family reunion, looks like you had a blast. Great picture of you and your daughter, must have been great to see her. It would be tough to drive your MH to Italy, so it was nice she came to you. ;c)

  12. How fun! Gotta love those summer pig roasts. Looks like you all had a great time!

  13. I like to read your blog was wondering what happen to yuo


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