Friday, July 15, 2011

Pancakes and Storms

After our stormy weekend in Bird Island we returned to our lot in Spicer.  Bob helped with the Lions 4th of July pancake feed on the 4th – mixing pancake batter from 7-11 am for nearly 500 people.  Spicer is known in the area for having a big July 4th celebration – flea market, beach parties, dance, parade, pancake breakfast, etc.

On the 6th we headed over to Ellsworth, WI for our annual venture.  Ellsworth has a big polka fest and city wide garage sale.  Vicky loves this town for the sales and so it’s always a mission to find as much as we can for the grandkids and with another on the way it met more intense shopping.  We found lotsa good clothes for the kids so was a success again.   Of course we meet up with a bunch of MN and TX friends for some good conversation, laughs and of course a few refreshments.  And it can’t be Ellsworth without heat and a few storms.  The heat moved in on Friday and Saturday – keeping the dancing to a minimum and water intake high.  Sunday morning we were awakened by a whaling storm siren at 5:00AM!!  Just got a gust of wind and heavy rain so all was well.   Got back to Spicer in the early afternoon – got set up again and was looking forward to a quiet Sunday evening until the weather radio went off again at 8 pm.  So down to the storm shelter till about 9, again just wind and heavy rain.

Worked 4 days this week.  Vicky took Kari to St Cloud for her follow up after her back surgery.  She is doing very well – no pain and feeling back in her leg and foot.  She will need to be very careful, any further damage and they will fuse her lower back.

This morning the weather radio went off again at 5 – severe thunderstorm.  Just got heavy rain again.  Today we pull over to Benson, Bob’s sister is celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary party Saturday – should be a could time.  Then on Sunday pulling up to Elbow Lake, MN for a winter Texan get together.  S’pose to be a HOT weekend with heat index in the low 100’s all weekend – hope all the AC’s are working!!

Got to share these pics of 2 year old grandson Grant – holding his newest cousin and trying to fix his car that has a dead battery.

grant jakegrant fixin

1 comment:

  1. Making pancakes for 500 is a lot of pancakes! Sounds like you're in the middle of some stormy weather back there too.

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