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Weekends are for wandering Wisconsin. That's what Rick, my guy, and I do. Occasionally we wander during the week, too. Sometimes we just drop in on other people's lives.

This blog is my way of sharing where we've been, neat places and things to do that we've found.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Driveway Camping

This past weekend we were camping in the most private of campgrounds – the driveway of Rick’s son, Jon, and daughter-in-law, Kari, in Sheboygan. Driveway camping is a great way to overnight at a friend’s or relative’s home when they need a bit more space to host out-of-town guests. Rick came prepared with his inverter that takes power from his 12-volt truck battery and converts it to 110-amp service so we had lights inside the camping trailer

The occasion of our trip to Sheboygan was a “meet and greet” – an introduction of the latest addition to the family, Rick’s second grandson, to his great aunts and uncles. It was a beautiful summer day. The kind we’ve been waiting for since June!

The James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden is across the street from Jon and Kari’s home (see an earlier post for more pictures). The gang wandered over there on Saturday afternoon. 
Tellen's earliest sculptures were these bear cubs. The works
in the garden were created between 1942 - 1957.

This sculpture, one of several tavern scenes created by Tellen,  looks like
 a falling-down drunk being scolded by his wife.

We were treated to a tour of the inside of Tellen’s cabin, where he spent his summers, that we’d only seen through the windows in the past. 
A chandelier in the dining room.

Another of Tellen's metal sculptures inside the cabin.

A small building that houses a brat fryer stands next to the cabin. Apparently when the Tellens had company, the women stayed in the cabin and the men went over to what could be deemed a “man cave.”

A man cave isn't complete without a fish mounted on the wall!

Since we were camping, we thought it would be a good time to make a batch of monkey bread in the Dutch oven for Sunday morning breakfast. I’m still learning. I need to keep a chart handy so I know exactly how many charcoal briquettes to put under the oven and on its lid to achieve the proper temperature. Even though the monkey bread was a bit dark on the bottom, it was still tasty.

Labor Day is just around the corner and the end of summer is approaching, but good fall camping days are still ahead. 

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