Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day and Mikes Birthday

I want to thank all the men and women who served our country.  My son Rich Okeson who was in the Navy for 6 years and served during Desert Storm.  My dad Merlin McCalla who was in the Navy and served in World War 2.  My son-in-law Dave Skinner who retired from the Navy after serving 23 years and our Daughter Teresa Skinner who was in the Navy Reserves for 8 years.  And thanks to Mike a veteran who served in the Army in Vietnam. 

It was Mike’s birthday yesterday, I fixed him his favorite breakfast, and then made him go on a long walk.  Mike is not much of a walker, I have to pretty much bribe him with food or drink to get him to go with me. 

We have been getting the MH ready for our trip south, we cleaned the bays and threw out stuff we haven’t used in the last year.  Probably dumped 100 pounds or close to it Mike figures.  I also went thru our clothes and some of the drawers in the MH and dumped some more things. 

Mike and I  had fun on our weekend away. 

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Mike and the guys at the deer shack.  To many to post all their names, sorry guys.  Maybe Mike will take care of that later.

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The girls LeeAnn, Cheryl and Sharon.  It was the most lovely weekend, sunshine everyday.  The only problem was we had to drive into town to do our walk.  To many hunters in the woods around Cheryl’s house.  In fact we could see a couple in their deer stands when we sitting on the deck.  Woke up every morning to gun fire.  Hope some of the hunters were shooting at deer.

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Our walk around the town of Pine City, MN. The lake in town was so calm and some of the trees still had color.  Not sure what the name of this tree is but it had beautiful berries on it yet.

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I just loved this building it used to be a gas station years ago, and now is a real estate office.  The roof is all stone, I had never seen a stone roof before, I thought it was very interesting.