CTA cruise

When Mark and I were still working at Wagon Trail Campground, our boss sent the whole staff to get training to be a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).  One of the perks of being a CTA is that once a year, there is a free special event that we are invited to so that we can tell visitors about it and maybe peak their interest in doing it.  This year it was a cruise to Plum Island. Continue reading

Our 10th anniversary

I didn’t write about this last night because I was obviously busy, but June 13th was Mark’s and my tenth wedding anniversary.  I had thought for several months about what I’d like to do for such a momentous occasion, but in the end we had to scale down our plans.  It still turned out to be good. Continue reading

Camp Zion

The newest neighbors on my block are Christians, and the husband, Matthew, works at Camp Zion.  I’ve been talking with his wife, Hannah, about it and had a desire to see it myself, thinking perhaps the kids at my church would like to go to camp there.  Today I called Dale and Carol, the managers of the camp to ask if I could come, get a tour, and take pictures and they said yes.  I brought Tucson thinking I’d leave her in the truck while I looked around, but they welcomed her as well. Continue reading

Through the woods

I have known for a while that there is a snow mobile trail in the woods behind Lynn’s and Karen’s house, but I had never ventured far enough onto their property to find it.  Yesterday, Lynn and her dog, Sasha, took Tucson and me for a walk there and I discovered that the trail led to the field behind the fire station where I work.  This morning, I decided to walk to work. Continue reading

Yard work and a meeting

It has been so cold in the house that generally I sit in front of the fireplace in my winter coat and stoke the fire all day.  It was every bit as cold in the house this morning, but there was a warm breeze outside.  I opened all the windows and doors to let the heat in, and then I went outside to work in the yard. Continue reading