May 23, 2011 1:09 pm
Updated: Aug. 19, 2011 4:50 pm
It's been awhile since I wrote. I've been busy with "real" life - good and bad. My brother who is only in his 40's suffered a heart attack. Lucky for him (and us who love him) he is OK, and this may be a good wake up call for him to begin a new healthy
lifestyle. I got sick again, went back to the doctor and discovered I had pneumonia - for the 2nd time in 6 months, or maybe I never got over it. Whatever the case is - I am feeling better now and hope to stay that way! This time around I am taking it
easy longer so maybe I truly will get better. That really translates into: It's lawn mowing season and I have a great excuse to get out of that chore; at least for a little while.
Now for the weekend fun! We took our new camper and headed up to Maumee Bay State Park for a camping trip. The main focus of the trip was so our son could spend his gift certificates he had for Bass Pro Shop and Cabela's - both stores being about 40 minutes
from the campground. We also took the 2 labs along and they had a blast. We had the nicest weather we've had in AGES so it was great to be out and enjoying it. The shopping trips didn't yield much bounty - he's a very picky shopper and wanted to spend his
"free money" wisely. He did see some things but decided to order online at a later date. No problem though, we all enjoy those stores - and there's also a winery near Cabela's so we stopped there and picked up a few bottles.
The labs got to swim some in the small lake we were camping next to so they were happy, tired pups. Hubby and son did most of the cooking.
Friday night my son grilled steaks for us and I made salads and whipped up a Betty Crocker box of Loaded Potato Casserole. Not bad - though it would be much better made from scratch. Saturday night my husband grilled chicken breasts and cooked bacon on the
grill. Then he laid bacon across each breast along with a slice of swiss cheeese and we topped that off with Ranch dressing. I made baked potatoes and salads. The chicken was very good - we enjoyed every morsel. We also had a fresh pineapple that we cut
up and enjoyed each day.
We got home Sunday late afternoon with just enough time to clean up and put a few things away from the trip before we headed over to our Mexican friend's house for dinner. The 9-year-old daughter has been telling us what great enchiladas her mom makes and
they invited us over to have some with them. They were very good - and different from what we get at their restaurant. She took the tortillas, warmed them on her griddle, then stuck them in a pot of homemade enchilada sauce covering them completely. Then
she fished them out of the sauce, filled them with shredded chicken and topped them off with some kind of "soft cheese from the Mexican store". I ate 4 or 5 of those things and probably could have eaten more!
Then the kids all wanted us to go outside and play hopscotch. The grown-ups (aka The Parents) all said we had to digest our food first - but the little ones and my 22 year old went out to play. It wasn't long before the little ones were all running in and
exclaiming that Steve was The BEST hopscotch player ever! So of course we all went out to watch. We all had a great time and made plans for another get-together soon.
We had a very nice weekend indeed!