Friday, October 26, 2012

Maple Heights, Ohio

Arrived in Maple Heights Monday October 22nd.  Dad drove to the police station and talked with a lieutenant and we got permission to park in front of his house for the week - both the trailer and the truck.  Went to dinner at Pat's house Monday night.  The dogs are having a field day chasing squirrels and deer - there are so many up here.  They treed a squirrel in the apple tree that sits in his front yard.  

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jeff's Place, Syracuse, Indiana

Left Marilyn's place on Thursday and drove an hour to Jeff Brookbank's place in Syracuse, Indiana.  Jim backed into one of his driveway's and nicked the front right fender on the Excursion on a telephone pole, but ended up backing into OK.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marilyn's Place, Walkerton, Indiana

Arrived at Marilyn's Monday afternoon. She sure does have her hands full taking care of her three grand kids while their mom is at work. I must say though that they are very well behaved and listen to her without much argument - they get their homework done; help with dishes and laundry. They moved up here this past summer before school started; Michelle is still in Georgia working, and trying to get a job up here. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Training Alaskan Huskies, St. Croix Haven

Carol lives up the street from the campground on the Old Ferry dirt road. She works the summer months here and in October begins training her huskies for a cross country dog sledding adventure. She hooks the dogs up to her ATV and lets them pull it at a low speed, going down Old Ferry to the river then back up and through the campground. Positively amazing.

Trees Changing Color, St. Croix, Minnesota

One of the things I really wanted to do was take a trip up the North Shore while the leaves are changing, but it does not look like we are going to make it. Our next days off are bringing in a cold front with it and highs in the mid to high 40's - brrr. So I took some pictures around the campground of the various trees as they changed. We have so many leaves on the ground now around our campsite and it is very dry. Fire danger is high, and with the wind we have not had a campfire lately.