Saturday, July 21, 2007

Camp Retz

We're getting ready for out next adventure: Camp Retz. Last year was the start of the tradition when Jimmy's brother and his family joined us for about a week at the hideaway.
hum...weird issues with the resolution of this photo

Here's the splash my BIL left after jumping off the granite boulder. The water is pretty cold because the 5600 foot elevation lake is filled from snowmelt. But last year was a very hot summer and the cold water was refreshing.

There were 3 boys, age 5, 3 and 16 months, and their pooch kept close track of each of them. At one point, Jimmy took the 3 year old out in the canoe and the dog went into the lake and tried to swim after them since the dog didn't trust Jimmy.

This year Jimmy's sister and her family are also coming. Hopefully, the parentals, another sister, Jimmy's cousin, and another secret guest will join us for at least a day, too.

I hope you all have a great week. I will probably be MIA till nearly August. I'll have my computer, but as I've mentioned before, we only have dial-up there. And I suspect I'll be exhausted every night after spending the days with 5 nieces and nephews under the age of 11, and their parents, that I'll barely have enough energy to crawl into bed much less wait for dial-up.

Cheers!
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11 comments:

Ginnie said...

You will have so much fun, Mad, with family--so similar to what we look froward to each year at our family cottage. Donica's Internet wireless card is soooo sloooow that I made the decision to NOT blog at all while there. Once I made that decision and let everyone know, it was like a total "release," if that makes sense. I LOVE blogging, but sometimes even that needs a break!

We'll be here when you get back!! Enjoy your time and stay safe!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Oh, sounds like a wonderful "get-away" and I bet the kids love it. Enjoy.

susan d said...

You lucky girl!
I'll miss you, though.

Green Butterfly said...

Have a good time. :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Have a great time, see you when you get back!
Meanwhile I'm off to sit under a garden umbrella and snooze!!

Luke said...

love lake getaways! nice shots!

paris parfait said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip! xo

Nan said...

That sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to see the pics!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Have fun on your trip, sounds like a good time to be had

rosemary said...

Have fun...I'll be checking in to see if you have posted...using my dial up to check.

Jodi said...

It looks so gorgeous there and I suspect it's near a place I've visited several times and have really missed the past couple of years.