Camp ’18 (Day 7)

August 3

The previous day we visited beautiful gardens; on this day, on our own, we would visit beautiful toilets . . . 

[You recognize this as the beginning to every day . . . ]

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[Today was a road trip.  With six of us partaking, we took Reetz’s mini-RV.  I guess the Super volunteered to be the pilot; Anne the co-pilot . . . ]

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[Our destination, the Kohler Design Center, in Kohler of all places (just outside Sheboygan) . . . ]

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[Where it’s all about bathrooms.  We have been here before, but it’s always worth another visit . . . ]

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[Such abounds – too cool!]

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[Bathtub guy . . . ]

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[Reetz reprises her bathtub role from the previous day . . . ]

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[Never pass up a selfie op . . . ]

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[Why yes, I do believe in a 16-bathroom house with one bed is all one needs . . . ]

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[You’re flush with possibilities here . . . ]

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[“Intelligent toilets” sound scary – like what would they do if they took over?]

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[Let’s try level 2 . . . ]

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[It really is like touring an art gallery . . . ]

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[Foot massage? Please!]

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[And thank you!  Bubbly?  Why not . . . ]

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[I’ll take it!]

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[Can you install it by next week?]

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[Cordial?  Sure . . . ]

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[Another selfie, but we lost the Super . . . ]

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[OK, got her . . . ]

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[Is the chauffeur back yet?]

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[Would you please ask the butler to bring my nonsmoking jacket . . . ]

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[Reetz thinks this would look just fine in her log home . . . ]

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[“The Thinker”?]

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[Or just a man alone with his thoughts and bunions?]

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[Our “favorite” bathroom just keeps coming . . . ]

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[“The Biddies” have discovered nirvana . . . ]

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[Bill thinks, “What the . . . ?”]

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[No bathroom would be complete without one . . . ]

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[Peel me a grape . . . ]

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[Would someone please draw my bath? Then a brandy and a Cuban cigar would be nice too.]

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[Northwest motif?  Why not . . . ]

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[The Kohler history is in the lowest level . . . ]

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[And Whistling Straits is now part of their legacy . . . ]

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[It must be lunch time . . . ]

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[Untitled, but it appears the informal name of the following sculpture is still available?]

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[The nickname for this guy in Bamberg, Germany, is “The Headache.”]

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[The American Club – not a bad choice.  Welcome to The American Club®, a five-star, five-diamond hotel that has stood as an icon of gracious hospitality for 100 years. Set in the quaint Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, the full-service resort hotel offers elegant accommodations and unparalleled service. The adjacent Carriage House, home to Kohler Waters Spa, offers the same renowned service with a more contemporary ambience. (From its website.)]

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[Just across the street, Kohler Company General Office Building . . . ]

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[Entrez . . . ]

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[Lunch destination is . . . ]

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[Here . . . ]

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[Is this another selfie?]

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[Back in the RV, heading back to camp . . . ]

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[In camp – Cindy was Rita’s best friend, and good friend to all of us . . . ]

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[This tree was planted in her memory . . . ]

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[The last supper on the patio. Local high school kids work in the dining hall.  This is Carli, her 3rd year doing such.  She said Elkhart Lake schools start on September 4.  She didn’t recall, unsurprisingly, that that is also my birthday . . . ]

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[The DOM, in all his glory . . . ]

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[The counselors charges are all reintroduced at the end of the week.  Lena was first.]

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[A DOM camera duel . . . ]

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[Let’s line dance . . . ]

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[The last night with Phyllis, and John and Rosalba . . . ]

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[I no longer play, of course.  But if I did, this is a bit out of my league.  Thanks to John and Rosalba, though, for the memento!]

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[Sundae fixin’s in background tent always the highlight of the last night . . . ]

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[Jami’s secret concoction . . . ]

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[Lena having a chat with her folks, Kent and Jenny, and Katie . . . ]

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[The last night and last camp fire . . . ]

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[The oldest “kids” – Katie and Cassie’s group – with a humerous final skit about their counselors . . . ]

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[Anne, Kathy, and Reetz frame the final fire.  And now, goodnight.]

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How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?  ~  Christy Whitehead

Up Next:  Camp ends.

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