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Monday, April 24, 2006

What just happened?

So it's Monday, after a pretty crazy weekend. Thursday, we drove up to St. Cloud to see JG's grandmother in the subacute care facility. Then we made the trek back through the cities, down to Illinois for the rest of the weekend.

Here's a shout-out to the Ryans we saw (and those we missed) at Nana's party. Hey!

Miraculously, we also managed to hook up with many of our friends (specifically, Nick & Estelle and Julie & Stu) in Chicagoland. Peg & John came all the way from Milwaukeeland on Saturday night (when they had a wedding cake to bake for the next day!) to hang out with us. It was wonderful to see everyone.

On the way back home Sunday, unexpectedly and unbeknownst to us, we bought a pop-up camper. We'd been talking about that possibility (so we have "a room of our own" up at the G's lake), and Joel's p's found us a great deal and, as Joel said, "pulled the trigger" for us. So we are the proud owners of a used camper (or we will be, once we reimburse the Gronaus)! Hooray! We've been excitedly making lists (towels. bug spray. pillows. decks of cards.) ever since.

Ooh, sorry this is short -- I just realized both kids are sleeping and I had better shower if I don't want to miss the opportunity entirely.


CarolSue said...

Congrats - Pop Up Camper Owners!! That's very cool - we've talked about buying one off and on for a couple of years - you'll have to let us know how you find your PUCO experience.

Neighborino Pat's Mother-in-Law said...

Ask Neighborina Nicole what she thought of her youthful pop-up camper experience. I'm sure the tales will regale. (The short version: She liked indoor bathrooms, running water, dry beds, good meals and bug-free living. You know, Hiltons.)

Rebecca said...

We had a pop-up growing up and it was great! Cheap, short vacations with lots of places to explore and adventures to be had. Also a great thing to have for some "camping" reunion weekends that we may have to have now that the lake place is gone!

Meg said...

NPMIL: MY childhood camping experiences consisted of five of us sleeping in a gigantic puddle inside a four-man tent. For me, a pop-up IS the Hilton. :)

Neighborina Nicole said...

Ok, ok, so maybe I wasn't a "camper person." BUT, in my defense, I was 9 going on a teenager that summer, and staying in a camper with your family is so not cool when you are that age. I'll admit, I did prefer indoor plumbing, and I still do (which is why PAT will be accompanying the boys on their future boy scout camping excursions).

Ah, well. Meg, congratulations -- I know you guys will love having your own "home away from home" when you are visiting the lake. Cheers!