Cascade Falls, SD - 2022 A local told us about a "swimmin hole", 40 miles north of Fort Robinson, just inside South Dakota. After 3 days of high 90's and low 100 temps we were ready to cool off. A spring-fed stream flowing behind a little-used rest stop provided the perfect ending to our four-day … Continue reading Swimmin’ Hole
A local watering hole with a rope tied to high branch of a nearby tree is about all you need to escape the summer heat and have fun doing it. Who cares if it's a 100 degrees? Thought for the Day: Sandy toes, sunburned nose, summer is a blast -- the memories will always last. … Continue reading Bullseye
The first real warm day of the summer, with the sun taking its sweet time to set. The day was long, giving the cousins plenty of time to reconnect, and many fun-filled memories: swimming in the lake, minnows, sand toys, sun screen, rope swing over/into the water, sand between the toes, sand castles, fish … Continue reading Cousins
Last weekend, my grandson celebrated his 7th birthday down at the lake with four of his buddies. It was over 90 degrees so the swimming was great. The rope swing was their favorite activity by far. One after the other, launching themselves into space hoping for a wet landing, seeing who could get out the farthest … Continue reading Summer Birthday
Five kids on a dock, looking into the water. What do they see? A fish, a frog, a dead fish, a log, a dead frog, a pollywog, a wet dog, part of my blog, ground hog, bottle of grog, ( Geez, sounds like Dr. Seuss) a toy boat, fishing tackle, seaweed or just another lake … Continue reading What Is It?
These stairs may not look like anything special, but they led to magical places when I was a kid. Some of my fondest memories come from both ends of these stairs. At the top of the stairs is a gravel road, and across that road is the house where my cousins lived. We had loads … Continue reading Magical Stairs