Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way"

Couldn't help but quote lyrics from one of my favorite Mamas and Papas songs from 1966.  I always tell people that the summer of 1966 was the best summer of my life (caveat  for TLE....other than the summer of 1971, when we got married...:D).  I spent the entire summer at a church summer camp in Orr, Minnesota....about 50 miles from the Canadian border.  By entire summer I mean I got on the bus for camp the day after school was out my Junior year of high school, and returned two days before school was back in session.  That summer I worked in the camp dining hall as a "bus boy" clearing off the tables after the campers finished eating.  I had 3 shifts per day (6-9am-breakfast; 12-3pm-lunch; 6-9pm-dinner).  After breakfast I spent 3 hours working on my tan at the swimming docks.  After lunch I spent 3 hours water skiing, and after dinner I went fishing for Northern Pike....a very good eating fresh water fish.  The sun did not set until after 11pm, and we were treated often to the aurora borealis (northern lights).  I returned home with the best sun tan of my life, and hundreds of great memories and stories that I still share to this day.

Fall colors beginning to show themselves

We had planned to go for a bike ride, but TLE was deep into reading a 4 book series by the aforementioned Nora Roberts, so I spent the day piddling around in the "garage" inflating bike tires, vacuuming out dirt that had ingressed into my "man cave", and then vacuuming out the T-Bird.  I also redeployed the awning, rehung the awning lights, and redeployed the lounge chairs.  For the finale I drove over to the Campbellsville Post Office to mail our Fed and State taxes.

TLE made a wonderful, delicious meatloaf for dinner with sides of carrot/cabbage salad and mashed potatoes.....yum....and I managed to be satisfied with one helping of each.

After dinner we watched a recorded episode of "The Mentalist", and then it was time for Monday Night Football.  I was expecting a good game, but the Broncos special teams started out with several mistakes, and were down to the Chargers 24-0 by the end of the first half, so I changed the channel.  There was nothing I saw in the first 2 quarters that led me to believe the Broncos had anything resembling a chance at winning that game.....NOTHING. I turned back to the game near the end of the 4th quarter just to see how bad it was, and found that the Broncos were ahead 28-24.....wth?  I missed most of the greatest 2nd half comeback in NFL history....the Broncos scored 35 unanswered points in the 2nd half, and Phillip Rivers threw 4 interceptions....wow!

Today we'll get on the bikes and do a little local site seeing.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That's why you have to DVR everything Mark. I don't see any pets? do u guys travel with them....


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