Well our time here in the beautiful north woods of WI is coming to an end. We finished up at the scout camp Saturday, breaking down the sites and tidying up. Camp went pretty smooth this year, despite the whole Covid pandemic. The scouts had fun, as did we!!! Elvis, the Camp Ranger, gave us beautiful glasses with a panoramic picture of Crystal Lake as a parting gift.
Rick helped out as an Assistant Ranger this year and got several things done, including cutting in and grading a new road to the maintenance shop, leveling out some land around the shop, grading some sites and roads, packing up sites for logging company to come in and clear, painting the welcome center, storm damage clean up, among other misc things. A productive summer!
We had a wonderful site for the summer, although there was a point when we thought we might need to build an ark! It was the second wettest July on record for Rhinelander.
Campfires, smoking lots of meat and get togethers were plentiful this summer!
We even had plenty of time to explore new eats, visit old haunts and celebrate birthdays.
Adventures were many.
Hikes with beautiful views...
Of course we found some strange characters in the northwoods...
There was definitely a train theme this summer...
We also completed some work on the RV as well. We were looking for a better solution for our entry door to keep the heat and light out. After hearing positive reviews from friends, we decided to install a Lippert Thin Shade. Besides the obvious awkwardness of trying to install a window on a swinging door, up on stairs; the install went pretty smooth. The shade can either be pulled down or left up...or in our case, pulled down 99.9% of the time. But, it might be nice to have the shade up in the winter to let the sun in.
We also took down the roman shade behind the stovetop and put blackout UV window cling on to cut down on the heat. With cooking, the shade was getting dirty and we would put it up when cooking, which leaves a non tinted window with the sun beating in. It is really nice now and have noticed a difference with the interior not getting so warm when the sun shines on that side. I am toying with the idea of putting some sort of applique on it to dress it up a bit. We will see where we land with that, but we really like how it turned out. Alot cleaner looking.
When moving from a spot after a bit and being in trees, especially pine trees, there is bound to be some roof cleaning that is needed. Rick spent the afternoon closely inspecting and cleaning the roof. He even took a look at the AC's to ensure we were not bringing any hitchhikers with us. We are done with hitchhikers and I am pretty sure we have rid ourselves of those other four legged critters!
From here we are heading to our favorite family moochdocking spot for some Dr appts and family time. Then off to IN for some rv repairs and after that is up in the air. We were planning to head to PA and NY and then to Washington DC, but with this neverending pandemic, we will most likely be scrapping all of those plans due to the travel and quarantine restrictions in the NE area. Stay tuned to find out where we land...
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