A Glorious Weekend
of simple pleasures. Wonderful weather--a few warm moments but overall nice breezes and no severe storms. We are at a favorite spot--Johnson Sauk recreation area in Illinois. A favorite because it is a lovely park and also close to a couple of our grandchildren. Camping with us are the Halds and my ex-boss and her husband. She hasn't tried to boss me once this weekend. Our part of the campground has rows of tall white pines which make a sweet sound when the wind blows through the tops. There is a lake with paddle boat rentals which we took advantage of yesterday.
Saturday we took in a grandson's baseball game in Kewanee at Windmont Park. Every summer sports event should have shaded seating and nice breezes.
Later we took a tour of Ryan's Round Barn, the largest round barn still standing in the US and on the park grounds. It's an amazing structure and the guide was very informative. The silo in the center is 100 feet tall. The pens in the basement all face the center where Black Angus cattle were fed from a chute that dropped hay from the mow high above. Fascinating place.
We have enjoyed excellent meals and perfect campfires every night. Tonight it will just be us with our son and family and tomorrow we may take in a local celebration at Francis Park before heading home.
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Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.