This weekend was a Glampers trip to a campground we haven't tried before, Grant River Recreation Area near Potosi, Wisconsin. The sites are nice and level with a fair amount of trees. Our group is all together in one loop.
There are two visitors we didn't expect. A railroad track runs along the east side and there are freight trains about every 15 or 20 minutes. And Thursday night, there was a hatch of may flies. By yesterday afternoon, many of the campers closest to the river were covered. The good news is they won't be around long. As someone said, they have 24-48 hours to hatch, mate, breed, party, and die.
Yesterday morning, we loaded into two vehicles and went in search of a cemetery near Cassville where Sandy's great-grandparents and several other relatives are buried. On the way, we passed a couple of huge solar fields.
Afterwards, into Cassville for lunch at the Town Pump restaurant. Good food and ambience. They were out of several things and we had to tolerate a loud guy on a business call. He shouldn't have needed a phone, based on the decibels of his voice. But it was a good time anyway.
We had planned a progressive supper with an interesting twist. Everyone was to plan a food item in honor of a loved one. We began at Lydia's for saltines with butter and radishes in memory of her grandmother. Sandy also had saltines with butter, but with nutmeg added, as her dad had loved. Jackie fixed tacos in the way her parents made them when they lived in Arizona after World War II. They always added canned peas as filler when money was tight, so we had them that way. Sisters Betty and Ann provided the main course, ribs, sauerkraut, and cheese in memory of their grandparents and Ginge brought Doug's favorite, deviled eggs. Wendy had strawberry shortcake because her dad had always raised strawberries. Be cause we getting pretty full, we decided to forgo my offering of root beer floats--Butch's favorite--until tonight, and went to Shelly's for after dinner drinks. She talked about her grandmother, from whom she learned a lot about gardening and she had made elderberry syrup which she used to make drinks with rum, soda and lime. By that time, we were ready for bed.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.