Wasn’t this a beautiful weekend? I hope my readers enjoyed it as much as I did. Friday evening Richard Bonomo and I did Strength Training without Mercy at the health club while Travalon swam. Saturday a coworker was camping with a bunch of her friends at Kohler-Andrae State Park near Sheboygan, so Travalon and I took a road trip out there with Rodney. We took the plank path along the dunes to the dog beach, but it was a goodly hike so we were relieved when my coworker and a friend of hers were at the beach too, with a big black dog named Sophie. They gave us a ride back to camp. This group was a lot of fun, and we are hoping to camp with them next year. One sentence I uttered to Travalon that sums up the whole experience: “There’s lemon cake in the tent with the googly eyes.” We did go into Sheboygan to visit a tavern from the book and a brew pub that wasn’t, but that was really cool. Sheboygan is turning into a totally hip place! And it has a beautiful lakeshore area.
Yesterday Travalon and I went out on the boat for our longest ride yet, to just past Governor’s Island (which is actually a peninsula). It was so beautiful out on the water. One of the people on the camping trip had mentioned a band called Steely Dane would be playing at Atwood Fest, so we headed down there and caught most of their show. They did, obviously, covers of Steely Dan songs, and everyone was getting into it, including a little boy who couldn’t have been more than three. Travalon and I wrapped up the evening by visiting the Tiki Bar at the East Side Club, watching the sun set over Lake Monona. It was a gorgeous, rosy sunset. “Red at night, sailors’ delight.” It bodes well for us to take another boat ride tonight.