Thursday, August 24, 2006

And I'm Back!

Wow! Four months without a post! That says something. (And not a good something.)

I guess all I can say is, it's been a busy summer. Many evenings, the last thing I want to do is look at my blog.

We've done a lot of camping. And I mean TENT-camping. None of this namby-pamby, air-conditioned, just-like-home, RV stuff. Get out there with nature, with just a sheet of nylon between you and the elements. Cook over an open fire. Bathe in the cold mountain streams! Er ... actually, I use the showers at the campsite. But otherwise, yeah! We have made one concession to age, though: we have a double-high air mattress - 19" off the ground. Our knees just don't like climbing up from ground-level every morning.

We went to a family reuinion in July. (We camped, of course.) Four of us five brothers were there. We had a good time, visiting with relatives we rarely see, anymore. The actual reunion was for the family on my mother's side, but we had breafast that morning with Aunt Dorothy, on my father's side. We kidded her that she needed to put in a parking lot, because there were as many relatives there as there were at my mom's reunion later that day!

Cub Scouts, with my grandson, has chewed up alot of time. (Much of it camping! :-D) I also played some Civ3, particularly the RIse of Rome Conquest, and I played out a game my oldest grandson started before he went to visit his dad for the summer. I'll talk about those inlater posts.

That's all for now. Catch you on the flip-side....