Two weekends ago we headed up for an impromptu last campout with the kids. It was awesome. The trees were just starting to turn and the weather was perfect. We took a long walk down the trails, put out some feed, checked the tree stands, visited the river and the beaver pond. We saw lots of pretty trees and some wild grapes which were very sour!
We headed to our favorite bar up there where they have awesome pizza and some video games for the kids. We've always experienced true redneck hospitality at this smokey little hole in the wall. The waitresses are lifers who take their smoke brakes at the bar. The patrons are a little on the wild side and could double as bikers or 80's hair models. The hospitality part is no joke. Everyone is so nice and always gives our kids quarters or the animals from the crane claw game. This time one guy told us the secret to winning at that quarter sucker! Anyways, looks can be decieving and the people are always very nice and friendly.
In the morning we saw deer feeding at the corn we put out. We all laid in bed and watched them through the window. Three kids make a lot of noise, but the deer stayed put.
On the way back home we took a different route down a great road. We saw lots of deer and a bald eagle. We found a state forest camp ground on a cool little lake. It was a perfect overnighter! I'll miss Camp Osto until next summer (unless I get up there one last time with the hunter)!