Monday, September 22, 2008

Back Home Again

Well, not in Indiana anymore, but home again none the less. What an absolutely wonderful, fun-filled, vacation we had. This was our third year heading north with friends. This, though, was the first year that both families were able to stay the full week and no one got sick. Woo Hoo! From canoeing to hiking, eating to playing games, volleyball to swimming, to countless other things, we all had a great time.

The new maintenance man for the camp had moved in with his family into the home right behind our cabins. They are a homeschooling family with 6 children! Four boys and two girls ages 16 - 6. Our kids and theirs had all sorts of fun playing together and look forward to next year.

On the way to camp last Sunday I was reading "Cheaper by the Dozen" for our read-a-loud. All of a sudden, David exclaimed, "I think that was an eagle on the side of the road!" We turned around and drove back. It was an eagle, sitting on the side of the road eating carrion. When we drove buy slowly, it flew into the ditch, but as we stopped further back to turn back around, it walked back to continue feeding. David then drove slowly by so I could try to take a picture. I was able to snap two.

One while it was still on the side of the road

and then as it flew off.

Later in the drive we saw deer and then that night we heard loons on the lake. What a nice way to begin our vacation!


Dakotapam said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation! Were you at Island camp by chance?

AmusedMomma said...

What amazing pictures of the eagle! Glad to hear your vacation was relaxing and fun.