(Jan) Two weeks have flown by here at Swan Lake!! We are spending lots of time visiting with my parents as mom mends from her broken leg and dad receives excellent care from his Hospice caregivers and the Swan House staff. During this time we have also been blessed with some wonderful friends who have visited and stayed here with us at the campground. Local friends Ron and Edna Odendahl were here with us 6/23-26 and Boomer friends Gregg and Sally Schindel joined us 6/27 through 7/1. Our brother-in-law Butch came for a couple of visits, too. We’re already missing all of them but have enjoyed campfires with Lynn and Mary Phillips, who are here the the campground also, and Jim and Jerri Muhlbauer who joined us Thurs night.
Last Wednesday night I joined my long time girlfriends at Rancho Grande for margaritas and some excellent Mexican food. Becki, Edna, Karen, Nancy, Betty and I have been celebrating birthdays, babies, weddings, graduations and supporting each other for 35 years. The occasion on Wednesday was Nancy’s birthday. We’re looking forward to going to the Broadway play ‘Jersey Boys’ at the Civic in Des Moines next month for Becki’s.R