Camp Brosius (Day 2)

July 30

[A beautiful Sunday morning in Sheboygan by Lake Michigan with “The Biddies”!]

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[Beth ponders the lake, which is comparable to her Pacific Ocean in San Diego.]

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[This was nice, and totally unexpected.]

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[Beth and Chris were guides to “the wreck,” which they had visited on their previous evening walkabout.]

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[And now to the waterfront, if you hadn’t guessed.]

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[It was really too bad we didn’t have a beautiful day . . . NOT!]

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There’s just something about bathrooms . . . 

[After our morning stroll (yes Katie, being of high school age, preferred sleep to the walk), we went back for a visit to the Kohler Arts Center.  We couldn’t check into camp, about 20 minutes away, until 1:00 pm.]

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[And if you ever get the chance to visit the Kohler bathroom showroom, you will find it comparable to the Louvre.]

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[The Center was still lightly populated at this hour of the morning, so the person at the information desk suggested we check out the restrooms first – all five of them, regardless of gender.]

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[The girls had a rollicking good time in the boys’ room.]

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[Katie, looking for a different perspective, took shots from atop the vanity.]

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[This was the theme of the current exhibits.]

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[Oh, deer!]

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[An homage to Glen Campbell?]

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[The artist, Loy Bowlin (the “Original Rhinestone Cowboy”), had a real thing for baubles, bangles, and beads.]

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Ooops, ‘nother bathroom break . . . 

[Beth was the perfect model here because she was color coordinated with it.]

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[And this was the “family” restroom.]

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[The Super gets up close and personal here with individual tiles . . . ]

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[Children workshops]

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[And back to the exhibits . . . ]

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[Quite amazing – they really looked like old books, but were ceramics.]

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[Same here . . . ]

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[Interspersed throughout his art displays were . . . Mrs. Von Bruenchenhein.]

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[This was 3D . . . oy!]

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The Exhibit Overview . . . 

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[The Super’s contributions . . . ]

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At last, the main ladies’ room . . . 

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[Reetz caught me in here!]

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[Time to go . . . ]

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[Some final exterior shots . . . ]

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[Tiki Bar, Victorian Village, Elkhart Lake. Be there. Aloha.]

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[This has become a regular stop before camp arrival – it’s on the opposite end of the lake.  The Tiki Bar is a nice place to sit and enjoy a Bloody Mary . . . and the views.]

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[Could I please have more “garbage” with my Bloody Mary?]

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[The bewitching hour as we drive into camp . . . ]

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[Katie will be a high school sophomore this year and successfully piloted the Simon clan from Sheboygan to camp on her learner’s permit.  Uffda, they all grow up so fast!]

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[Beth and Chris hopped out immediately to practice their tournament corn hole skills.]

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Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.  ~  Dave Barry

Up Next:  More camp . . .

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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