Camp ’18 (Day 6, Part 2)

August 2 (still)

Continuing our guided tour of the spectacular Christopher Farm & Gardens on Lake Michigan . . .

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[On to the food gardens . . . ]

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[The grape, oft crushed ‘neath naked feet . . . ]

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[Likely less edible plant material . . . ]

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[Here’s looking at you, kid . . . ]

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[It’s time for a rest . . . ]

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[Again, John and Rosalba, the camp couple of the year . . . ]

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[Monarchs among the coneflowers . . . ]

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[Maybe a monarch?]

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[Sorry, didn’t get the tree label . . . ]

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[Readying for a venture to some newer gardens . . . ]

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[“The Biddies” waitin’ for the Robert E. Lee (it was never there on time).]

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[Showing tremendous ease around a rodent whose relative in D.C. once nipped her finger . . . ]

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[Yes, try to find a garden, park, or golf course steel bridge that isn’t from Alex!]

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[We’ve been here twice now but have yet to see an operating train . . . ]

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[Could that be Babe, to blue ox?]

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[A multiple train station garden . . . ]

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[How often do you come across a silver baby elephant?]

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[Toga party?]

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[The Super points out the Alex bridge . . . ]

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[And bridge builder . . . ]

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[Nope, didn’t try it.  The can was too big . . . ]

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[We believe this is where Reetz lost her glasses.  A week later, CFG found them in a bed and mailed them back to her . . . ]

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[Appears to be prairie blazing star . . . ]

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[Took a photography class.  Gotta ‘B.’]

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[“Jayrassic” Park, ultimately a full hosta garden – with dinosaurs!]

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[Watch out, Kathy!]

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[A pterodactyl and T. Rex . . . ]

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[Kathy and a raptor . . . ]

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[A dino-owl?]

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[Now on the tee . . . ]

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[While searching for Reetz’s glasses, “The Biddies” came back with a guy and a dog and a golf cart?]

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[And a final passing “thought” about CFG from the Super . . . ]

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[Meanwhile, back at camp, the first pontoon ride of the evening returns to port . . . ]

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[And we’re next!]

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[Pulling out into the shipping lanes, that’s our dining hall . . . ]

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[That’s the Sputh Round House, morning coffee, muffin, and newspaper . . . ]

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[Waterfront (duh!) . . . ]

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[And outside dining area (chipmunks and squirrels would “police” the area every night) . . . ]

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[The swimming area with Annex above (Anne & Bill were on the lower level) . . . ]

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[The “haunted” boat house . . . ]

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[Our pilot Sam reported that the leaf area along the shoreline is eaten back to a uniform level by deer feeding from the iced over lake in winter . . . ]

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[Our “sister” pontoon with a smaller number of passengers . . . ]

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[The house in the background was allegedly rented by Tom Cruise when he raced at Road America . . . ]

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[Allegedly Paul Newman’s place when he raced at Road America . . . ]

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[As darkness settles in , we realize we were not going to have a sunset . . . ]

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[These birds circled in in swarms like I’ve never seen on a lake before – like the Quelea in Africa.  It was so dark already I couldn’t tell what they were – not water fowl, nor gulls.  Finally figured they had to be . . . ]

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[The Common Tern (borrowed photo)]

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[Heading back into what would have been a sunset on a clear night, Sam steers us home . . . ]

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[And goodnight, as we pass the $9 million Johnsonville Brat house . . . ]

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I’m tired of being set upon by crazed Christians one minute and unbridled libertines the next. Girls, I’m going camping.  ~  Bailey White

Up Next:  Day 7?

2 thoughts on “Camp ’18 (Day 6, Part 2)

  1. Beautiful photos!! Loved viewing the greenery. So lush. Also loved the lake photos with the little sailboats and their reflection on the water..

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