Sunday, July 8. I just realized that I haven't written anything this whole week and there isn't a whole lot to write about. Then again, there is:
On Friday morning, I headed over to Lois' house, as she had the grandkids overnight and we were taking them to the beach today. The Lake Ann beach in Chaska is very nice with a long, wide, grassy area that provided plenty of shade and picnic tables and a long, wide beach with clean, soft sand and shallow, clean water. We had lots of fun building castles and romping around in the water.
When we got back to the house, Norah and Camille took naps and Lois, Charlotte, and I relaxed on the porch. I hung there around until Ben got arrived to pick the girls up.
Back at home, Tom and I went to Luann Chin for dinner and it was ok - pretty typical for an Asian fast food restaurant.
Saturday was another full day when Ben and the girls joined us for the afternoon here at the KOA. We walked, they rode their bikes, colored, ate snacks, and were fascinated by the trailer. Norah and Camille wanted to take naps but had a hard time going to sleep, they eventually succeeded, and we sat around talking and coloring. When we asked Tom to join us, he said he was ok with reading but when Charlotte said "Pleeeeese" he joined us - and I think he had fun doing it.
Last night we went to the Hamel Rodeo, a local event just down the road from where we are staying. We saw several of the usual Rodeo events like steer roping, bareback riding, barrel racing, and bull riding with some clownish entertainment and and some trick riding by The One Armed Bandit in between - an enjoyable evening doing something a bit out of the ordinary.