Camp ’18 (Days 3 & 4)

July 30

[This is my favorite view going down to breakfast every morning . . . ]

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[Here is our cabin – available to us because Reetz comes every year and has been coming for over 30 years . . . ]

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[The 9:00 o’clock morning flag raising – all the little kids come and sing the “birdie song” . . . ]

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[The lake walk – while we can no longer walk all around the lake (some property owners no longer permit it), we can still walk part way.  Here Bill, and all walkers, are invited by the owner to spin the bowl of flowers under the kaleidoscope . . . ]

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[Another lovely available view . . . ]

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[We disturbed a local family at Turtle Bay . . . ]

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[Turtle Bay, the end of our walk in this direction . . . ]

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[Anne and Bill at the base of Turtle Bay without flash . . . ]

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[With flash . . . ]

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Meanwhile, back at camp . . . 

[Let’s line dance!  “The Biddies” join in . . . ]

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[And baby makes three . . . ]

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[“The Biddies” in their western motif . . . ]

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[Well, howdy!!]

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[You can’t get anymore “western” than a Hawaiian swimsuit . . . ]

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[Reetz borrowed my camera (for this and the following two) to catch three generations of Longardners, the family’s 40th year at camp.  Baby Lena was my girlfriend last year – this year she threw me over for a younger, richer guy.  She’s learning!]

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[New playground, though I did not partake . . . ]

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[Meanwhile, back at the dance . . . ]

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[Scott (the DOM) and Vicki (a/k/a, the Fort Wayne Dynamos), better known as Lena’s grandparents . . . ]

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[Meanwhile, back at the dance . . . ]

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[There were 9 teams signed up for the euchre tournament.  There had to be a play-in game.  By luck of the draw, it matched two of the camp’s perennial favorites – the Dreaded Callecod Sisters vs. the Fort Wayne Dynamos.  The Sisters were able to pull out a down-to-the-wire win, 10-9 and 10-9.  The Dynamos were unaware that by wearing their glasses on the top of their heads, the Sisters were able to see their cards by the reflection off the ceiling . . . ]

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July 31

[Yes, we do field trips, too.  We have been here before for guided tours, which they apparently don’t do anymore.  But there are windows into their operation, and you can shop and buy cheese – so, we did . . . ]

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[Back in camp, it was adult dinner night.  They hide all the kids somewhere – some go into town for pizza and bowling; some do outdoor weinies.  We get dressed up to the camp-degree possible . . . ]

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[And have photo sessions on the patio . . . ]

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[And then we eat – prime rib or almond-crusted haddock (some years walleye or cod) with twice-baked potato or rice with red or white wine.  I forgot to mention in the day one pronouncements that Kathleen, Anne, Bill, and Cassie were all first time campers – you do not have to be an IU alum to attend . . . ]

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Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.  ~  George Carlin

Up Next:  Day 5

One thought on “Camp ’18 (Days 3 & 4)

  1. Love the shots of Bill and Anne on the Lake Hike and Scott and Vicki as cowboys. Love Mom’s costume, Almost as much as her beautiful formal dinner dress!

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