Camp 2019 (Part 5)

August 1 (continued)

[Back in camp after a morning at the Kohler Arts Center, The Biddies take off on a paddle boat to see what kind of mischief they can get into . . . ]

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[(I hope I don’t have to go rescue them . . . )]

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[So far, so good . . . ]

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[Oh, oh – the local constabulary . . . ]

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[It was regatta day – the contestants are circling for a fast start . . . ]

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[The Biddies were on a mission to check out the new house, and the big swan . . . ]

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[This photo, from 2012, is the best I could find for showing what used to be where the new house is being built (between The Biddies) . . . ]

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[The reconnaissance is closing in . . . ]

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[And the spy photo was fired . . . ]

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[Meanwhile, back at the regatta . . . ]

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[The onshore crowd was flush in anticipation . . . ]

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[Waterfront staff checks way out yonder . . . ]

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[The Biddies rush home to catch the regatta . . . ]

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[Lookin’ good, in the neighborhood . . . ]

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[Woo-woo!!]

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[Rescued by staff!  (No sentient beings were harmed in the shooting of this narrative.)]

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[Glad to be alive!]

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[Dr. John flees the scene on a Hobie . . . ]

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[Phyllis arrives after the regatta was called due to uninclement weather (i.e., no wind).]

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[So, crank up the internal combustion engines – a pontoon ride apres dinner . . . ]

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[Camp recedes behind us . . . ]

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[The swimming hole . . . ]

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[Looks like a new lake home on the right . . . ]

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[Reeks of lakeside fun . . . ]

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[The even cut of the shoreline vegetation indicates how far the deer can reach walking out on the ice to eat in the winter . . . ]

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[A familiar sight to those of us on the chain of lakes . . . ]

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[Jake, from the University of Tennessee, was our driver.  I told him I hate “Rocky Top.”]

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[The internationally-famous Osthoff resort complex . . . ]

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[And what was once Victorian Village (the Super advised it’s something else) and its Tiki Bar where arrived on Day 1 . . . ]

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[Closer up of the Tiki Bar . . . ]

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[Closer upper of the Tiki Bar . . . ]

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[The at least locally-known Johnsonville Brat house . . . ]

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[A couple years ago it was rumored to be on the market for a gazillion dollars . . . ]

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[Nice place – we watched it being built back in the day . . . ]

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[Returning to home-sweet-home, but no magic sunset . . . ]

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[Final shot of the swan . . . ]

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[Back awaiting the arrival of Pontoon No. 2 – Jack, Cheyenne, and Phyllis would be aboard its next run . . . ]

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[And here it comes . . . ]

 

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[Rita, Katie, and Carrie were on this one . . . ]

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[The driver, from Illinois, goes to the University of Minnesota and works summer for Indiana University in Wisconsin.  He has most of the Big 10 covered.  He went to our ‘U’ because he wanted to be in a big city . . . ]

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[A little evening euchre amongst the ladies . . . ]

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[They generally politely suffered my shenanigans . . . ]

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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:  The final days of camp . . .

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