Shannon Stacey

The next to last trip

I’ll be offline until late Monday. It’s that horrible weekend—the weekend we have to winterize our camper. No more toilet and running water. Sad. And it’s a four-day weekend for us, because our school system always schedules a teacher’s workshop day on Friday and Monday is, of course, Columbus Day (also known, in our house, as the holiday it makes no sense to celebrate).

Traditionally we make one last trip up in November—often the weekend before Thanksgiving. We’ll have to this year to bring all the ATVs home. The husband brought his snowmobile up for pre-season maintenance, so we’ll be bringing that home with us this time. The November trip serves two purposes: 1) we get to play in the snow and 2) the walk to the bathroom in the freezing cold darkness officially ends our desire to camp for the season. Then the kids and I hand it over to the husband for snowmobiling while we hibernate for the winter.

When we get back, our Dairy Queen will have closed for the season. That always makes me sad.

Anyway…have a great weekend!

One comment to “The next to last trip”

  1. Charlene
      · October 8th, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    The local burger and ice cream shop is already closed for the year. Sniff.

    Fortunately, donuts are year round. :coffee:

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