Mid August - we had our friends, Steve and Lisa and their kids up to Camp Osto for a tube trip. It was their first visit and I know they were impressed. Steve is in awe of the pure luxury that can only be found at Camp Osto. They are moving to Brazil soon and we will miss them so much!
We also went back up to the family cottage last week and had a great time. Except Marley (the dog) got bit or stung by something on Sunday night (your dog will always need emergency medical attention on a weekend...) and her eyes swelled shut and she got hives all over her body. Osto called a vet up where we were and he told us to give her benedryl. Luckily we had those meltaway strips (very handy for a dog) and that bought her sleep for about three hours at a time. But not for me or Osto. I think he would have taken her in that minute, but the emergency vet fee to walk in the door at 11:30 on a Sunday night was $150 - just to start. She wasn't having any trouble breathing, so I thought we should wait. (I'm poor not heartless). Needless to say we were at the vet first thing in the morning for a steriod shot and meds. $92.00 later our puppy is feeling better. It was weird. We had a very relaxing week and did some fun stuff with the kids like visit a maritime museum in Alpena, and my dad and Osto took them putt putt golfing while mom and I shopped. Kids were very good so that always makes it better for me! The kids fished and caught frogs, toads and turtles. We named the turtles Rainbow and Dude and painted their first initial on their backs and set them free. T-Bird shot his first critter - a chipmunk and then it was game on and he was a war with the little rodents. The giant head thing (see pic below) is outside of the Alpena Combat Training Readiness Center.