In case you’re wondering – it’s the scout camp on Green Bay – and if you peer through the mist of Lake Cecebe you can see a white boathouse across the bay…that was the Eastland cottage. If I seem a bit obsessed with this place it is because some of my greatest childhood memories were here….and well, memories are a wonderful thing!
At the top of the post, you’ll see a photo of my Nanny Eastland with her daughters – all five of them. The cottage is where they all went on vacation and I was there – all summer with them and their families. My uncle Jim and I use to take the boat across the bay and catch garter snakes at the scout camp as it seemed deserted most of the summer. Lots of memories here… and yes even as I type this I’m smiling!
So what summer memories do you have?
Tenting in California
Wendy and I have been camping on and off for almost 36 years. Our first adventure was in a tent – summer camping – but not an experience that either of us really adored. Then we borrowed a small motorhome – that was good but we spent too much on fuel just getting there. Then we rented someone’s trailer – that was better but it was old and we were novices. Finally to our own tent trailer and we were super thrilled with what we had though it was a pretty primitive trailer (compared to some).
Seven years of being in the tent trailer and we moved up to our hybrid – a travel trailer but with tent ends. We’ve had this since 2005 – twelve years now and we really love it. We feel privileged and though I know at some point this too will need to be left behind I’m not anxious to give it up!
My sisters are high-end hotel users…too bad for them I think.
The summer is rapidly coming to the end. In the next couple of weeks, I will be winterizing the trailer and we’ll be putting it away for the winter. However, with that end of season stuff comes the joy of knowing we’ll be back next summer.
Has there ever been a person who didn’t look forward to a restful vacation? Perhaps there has been but it wasn’t me, at least not this year! I could hardly wait!
Our trailer continues to age and each year I open it up in spring while holding my breath! Will the roof be leaking? Will the fridge start? Will the propane system be safe?
We are well into summer 2017 and enjoying our getaway spot. Here’s a few photos to make you wish you were with us!
Summer is a wonderful time! Join us at the lake….