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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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Spring Has Arrived - Finally!

We didn't venture too far from home over the Memorial Day weekend this year. Astico Park (another lovely Dodge County park) is about 30 minutes from Madison near Columbus and about an hour away for Rick. This time we brought "Frolie," the '65 Frolic vintage camping trailer. 
Here we are among the big white boxes. But several people stopped by
because they wanted to see our little rig.
Our site was on the Crawfish River so we saw a number of canoers and kayakers paddle up and down the water over the weekend. And the weather couldn't have been more beautiful. Good thing the rain held off until AFTER we were gone. 
The view from our camp site across the Crawfish River.
Another view of the river. Very peaceful since the campers
near us didn't have children nor were they rowdy drunks.
This year Rick has added a new piece of equipment to our camping gear - a propane fireplace. It's really neat. No muss, no fuss! None of that smoke to make your eyes water or smell up your clothes. Did I mention - a breeze to light? Rick figures that a canister of propane is probably about the same cost as several bundles of firewood that we would have to buy at the park to burn for the same amount of fire. 
We were listening to a podcast of jazz while we enjoyed the fire on
Friday evening.
While the sunsets weren't as spectacular as we experience when we're at Ledge Park, another Dodge County favorite, the evening sky was still quite beautiful.

The river was smooth as glass.
The only disappointment of the weekend was that most of the antique and vintage shops in Columbus were not open for the weekend. But that really didn't matter since we spent most of our time at our site watching the world go by or reading a book from the Little Free Library.
Kudos to Dodge County for installing a Little Free Library.
There's one at Ledge Park, too. I'll be dropping off a few books
the next time we camp there.
This was our second time out so far this season. The weekend before we were in Marengo IL for a "Spring Fling" vintage rally. Even though there were only a few of us at that rally, the quality of the company made up for it. I even learned a new game - Mancala.
We camped in the Argosy when we were in Illinois. Rick is pulling it with
a conversion van he bought last fall. He says with the van he can hardly
tell he's towing the trailer 
Rick and I are looking forward to next weekend when we will be hosting our second "Birds & Bovines" vintage trailer rally at Ledge Park. If you are in that neck of the woods on Saturday, June 7, stop by between 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our Open House. In the meantime, happy camping!

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