In addition, we've done something we'd never done and have vowed we'd never do: make advanced reservations. But indeed we did reserve space here at Seminole Campground for next winter. I'm sure next November and December will be anxious months for us because by then, we'll be so excited to rekindle these friendships.
The last few days have been just as much fun as had been the previous weeks. For the first time since an outing with the children, when they were teens, we played 18 holes of Putt-putt Golf.
|Ken, Nancy, Me and the Wayner|
|Here, I'm trying to give Ken some putt-putt pointers.|
|Voila! See how easy!|
|And here Nancy gives Wayne a lesson|
|Nancy hit two hole-in-one shots. |
This expression shot was taken when she saw the first one.
|What? Me cheat? No, Ken did though.|
|Joyce with her birthday flower pot.|
|We cooked steaks on the grill and everybody pitched in.|
|The birthday girl was transported everywhere that afternoon in the specially decorated birthday carriage.|
|Difficult to see here but Wayne has a big Cheetos puff in his mouth, making a big orange smile.|
|The big Cheetos puff crumbled leaving just an orange stained smile.|
|Farewell dinner. Burgers, Dogs and brats, vegetables, mac and cheese and all the fixins.|
|Such sad faces on Dale and Linda. |
They're going to miss us I'm sure.
|Around the farewell campfire.|
Next morning, just before we pulled away, we ate again. This time, it would be Nancy's family's recipe of baked oatmeal with coffee, juice and fresh fruit. Holy cow, it was great.. again. With Nancy's permission, I'm going to share her family's recipe here:
Wagner Family Baked Oatmeal
2 eggs beaten
1 c milk
1/2 c oil
1 c brown sugar
1 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon
3 c quick oats
1/2 c raisins (optional)
1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Mix first seven ingredients. Stir in oatmeal, raisins and nuts.
Pour into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Serve with warm milk.
Repeat the next morning.
We said our goodbyes around 10:30 Friday morning and of course, I cried. These are special friends and I'm going to miss them.
I am so sorry we did not get a chance to say goodbye. I have unexpectedly been in Oregon the last ten days lending some emotional support to one of my children. Hope our paths cross again this year!ReplyDelete