Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day weekend

Back to the peace and quiet!

 Not that we didn't enjoy camping with family over the holiday weekend. But the campground we stayed in was not to our liking. We booked it back in March after trying to get into some of our favorite parks. You have to book early to get sites in WI. For state parks, you have to book exactly 11 months ahead of date for a holiday weekend to get a site.
  Back to the weekend, we had good sites on the end of a row across from the horseshoe pits, baseball field, pool and a small playground. This campground has around 500 sites and a good share are permanent sites. With the size of the place, the only way people were getting around was driving golf carts. They were EVERYWHERE! Teenage kids joy riding all the time. The dust was coming off the dirt roads around our sites. Then they had a poker run on the golf carts. 42 went by the site on Saturday afternoon. We put up a tarp Saturday night to block some of the dust and enjoy our campfire.
  Sunday morning we took out our extra hoses and watered down the road to keep the dust down. They had a small parade and another poker run. We kept the road wet through out the day. The kids had fun spraying the road.

Isaiah and Lukas

candy bar bingo

Dutch oven French Toast Casserole
with lots of whipping cream and blueberries

 We had fun spending time with our family. Now we're back at Ottawa State Park. Love the early morning bike rides and walks around the park (No golf carts). We'll be here till Thursday and then we'll be with our WI Excel group for the weekend.


  Fellow blogger Janice (Hosting Posting and Marshmallow Roasting) wanted me to post the recipe for the dutch oven cookie. 

  Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter flavored Crisco
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 bag semi sweet choc. chips

 Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside. Cream Crisco, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs. Stir until well mixed and fluffy. Add flour mixture, a little at a time. Add choc. chips.
 Line bottom of 12" dutch oven with foil. Press mixture firmly and evenly into oven.
 Use 30 coals to bake. Place 4 coals under middle of oven and 6 coals around the bottom outside edge. Place 4 coals in the center of the lid and 16 coals around the rim. Bake for 30 minutes. Lift cookie out using foil. Cool on a baking rack. Cut into pieces.   Enjoy!
  I have made it with M&Ms, other types of chips and added nuts. We also used Coleman dutch oven liners found at Walmart.


  1. Yum! It looked so good in your blog, thanks for posting the recipe. Love the spider-web picture!

  2. Thank you for the recipe. I am going to have to try this very soon,even though my waistline won't appreciate! I'm sure my grandsons will though.