Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hot Days at Yellowsmoke

007(Jan) The summer heat and humidity continues here in the Midwest so we took a break at Yellowsmoke Park with Jim & Geri Muhlbauer and Ron & Edna Odendahl. We walked in the morning and did a lot of lawn chair testing in the last afternoons and evenings as the temperatures were in the 90’s; the humidity in the 80’s. Well, lawn chair testing and eating and grilling. Along with the brats & chops we had fresh potatoes, onions, sweet corn and zuchini right from the garden. On Tuesday we played Bocce Ball in the shade of the parks trees and that night Ron made barbequed ribs.  He and Chuck had done that the summer before and the second edition was just as delicious! Muhlbauers headed home on Wednesday but we and Odendahls stayed another day.

251568_1879110693580_1115660968_31609325_6910785_n[1] - CopyWednesday evening was girls night and time to celebrate Becki’s birthday. Following drinks and visiting to catch up on news, we had chicken burritos with all of the fixings and strawberry yogurt cake. At left are friends Edna, Karen, myself, Becki and Nancy. We had a very nice evening but we missed our friend Betty this time.

075Chuck and Ron hiked the northern grass trails on Thursday morning and Nancy came up to walk with Edna and I on the paved 4 mile path around the lake and over past the edge of Denison. The buffet at Little China on Denison’s Main Street was the destination for the 5 of us plus a friend of Nancy’s after our walks.

These four days at Yellowsmoke were a fun break and a great time with friends. Chuck took the motorhome back to the farm in the afternoon while I drove over to Carroll to visit my mom. She’s in great spirits and her back is doing well and healing nicely.

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