Monday, July 4, 2011

Living on the Mississippi River and Fireworks....

Doyle's Picture of Sunset on Friday

Happy Independence Day from Prairie du Chien Wisconsin on the Mighty Mississippi!

I have hurt my back again, or maybe I should say my back is still hurt, about a month ago I thought I was superwoman and tried to drive 24' stakes though hard ground, only to strain my back.

I was down for at least a week and thought I was getting better, then I decided to change the litter box myself, (my DH was taking that duty over for me while I recovered), and threw it out again.

Here I am stuck in my chair with a 1700's custom corsette strapped on. I had it made for me by a good friend, and if your back goes out, it's the greatest thing in the world to get you moving again. If it weren't for this life saving device, I would be stuck in bed for the next week. So, I look great but I can't move.....

Above is a picture Doyle took of the strange and wonderful sky's we had on Friday over the Midwest, several of our Blog Friends report eerily strange skies just before and after the big storm that lashed most of Minnesota and Wisconsin late Friday night. The picture really doesn't do justice to how brilliantly colorful the sky really was.

We stayed in camp for the Weekend of the Fourth, we need not have worried about fireworks, it seems that all our neighbors bought everything they could lay their hands to and we had quite the show right here in the Park. I have to give them credit, they were really careful about aiming, I imagine they know how much it costs to replace their own, or someone else's canopy.

In fact, we haven't been anywhere but one trip to the store for a couple of weeks now. It feels good just to sit and watch the river roll by. I have been working on my Elk hide dress and Doyle has been fishing. It's a hard life, but someone has to do it!

The Park has really filled up for the weekend, most of us here are season lease holders, but the the owners must have allowed a bit on run over from the other campgrounds to stay here for the weekend, it's been pleasant to have new company for a while, but we look forward to having the Park quiet down to just us Full Time Folks soon.

We love having the end lot, we never have neighbors on our slide side, which is just fine with me! I know that sounds anti-social, but I like uncluttered views, if I want to see the side of a Fiver I can always look out the other side kitchen window!

Well, that's about it for today, going to sacrifice a chicken on the grill this afternoon with a new thing-a-majig we bought and do some more laying around and such, great to be in a country where we are free to enjoy ourselves, and Thank You to my Son Robert and all his fellow Service Members who keep our country free to enjoy!


John and Carol said...

Beautiful sunset! Enjoy your time by the river. It sounds like paradise.

Kevin and Sheryl said...

Ouch!!! Sorry about your back, but ahhh the life we fulltimers live, makes for an easy recovery.

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