Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quietwoods Resort, Brussels, WI

Bob, Grizz and I got to Quietwoods Wednesday pm. We found a secluded area near the pond and setup our home. The campground is quite large. After going on a few small walks, we discovereed we had not even begun to see it all. There were numerous seasonal campsites in the woods that we walked by. Definitely looked like heaven to us-- if we were ready to settle down in one spot.
Rob arrived before 7 Friday night. After dinner we just kicked back and tried to catch up on each other's lives. Rob is in the "full-time working" world now. After doing work and college for so many years, this is a change for him.
Saturday Rob, Bob and I went to Door County in Rob's truck. Of course, we left our cameras back at the campsite. Saw a lot of people, as all of the towns were having some type of fall festival. Fish Creek seemed to be the most populated. It rained on and off all day, but did not dampen our enjoyment of sightseeing.
Sunday after breakfast Bob and Rob loaded up the kayaks and headed to Little Sturgeon Bay. The rain had ceased and the wind and sun were out drying up the area.
The guys paddled against the wind going to the bay but had a free ride coming back as the wind was at their backs and pushed them. The day came to an end all too soon. Rob had to pack up and head back to the real world.
We were leaving Monday, but since it was windy and rainy again, we decided to just kick back and do Nothing. By Tuesday morning, after being contained inside for too many hours because of the wet outdoors, Grizzly was chomping at the bit to get "on the road again".
We did spend some time Monday on the computer trying to decide where we are headed.
We headed to Nekoosa, WI from Brussels on our way towards Iowa. Since we have not done Iowa in our travels, we will try to make a trek into that state for a few days and visit some "Kewpie" friends.
Bob discovered frost on the truck's windows this morning so I'm suggesting a more direct route south to warm weather. I'm not sure why cold weather is a problem, I can stay in bed until it warms up. But am definitely in favor of going south......

Sunday, September 20, 2009

on the road again

The ltlgrntruck is finally on the road again. We spent the summer in Hawkins just laying around and doing not much, Jan completed her Kewpie rag quilt and I did some maintinence on the truck. Labor Day..Sept 7 we went to a car show.... Cars for Cancer with the truck and had a great time. We saw some really neat cars and showed about 500 hundred people the truck and trailer.We got about 300 to sign our book but missed a lot as it was really busy. The show was for a good cause and there was over 500 cars there. We left Hawkins on the 17th and stayed in Fife Lake overnight at Jan's son's and left fer St. Ignace in the morning. We arrived at the Mac. Bridge just in time to wait for two hours to cros behind the 900 farm tractors that paraded acros the Big Mac bridge. This was the second year that the antique tractors have crossed the bridge. Last year there was about 500 so they almost doubled the number. Friday & Sat. Was the North American Show Truck(NAST) big show in St.Igance, What a show. All the trucks must be working trucks and the ask for last years mileage and the currant mileage. These people put a lot of time and work and money in these trucks. Sat. night about 8 P.M. they turn all there lights on and parade across the Big Mac. What an amazing sight...all the big rigs in a line all lit up. We are having beautiful weather and the fall colors are just starting. We are camped at Bay Mills Casino at Brimely in the U.P. and will head for Marquette tomorrow. We plan on visiting my son Rob this week in Wisconsin and are still undecided on the next destination. I suppose the weather will help us make up our minds. Hopefully we will have better internet access from now on so we can update the blog more regularly now.