Saturday, September 6, 2014

Labor Day with the family

We left Shipshewana on Friday morning, and made our way east to the little town of Orland, to Manapogo Park, where two of my sisters have seasonal sites.  In the past, we’ve only ever visited for a day, but this time we decided to bring the RV and spend the weekend.  Our early arrival paid off and we were quickly set up on Site Q.

Site Q

It was only 30amp and water, and pretty expensive at $46/night, but we were there to spend time with the family, so we paid for the convenience factor.

Site Q

In addition to my two sisters who have campers there,


Danny's flamingo garden










my other sisters, my mom and my brother were all coming up to spend Saturday with us.

The forecasted weather included storms all weekend, but we had beautiful weather.  The boys spent some time with Danny out on his boat, and Bryce took his little cousin, Savannah, swimming at the beach.

Bryce taking Savannah swimming

With the family together on Saturday, we played games, cards, and made plenty of food!

Tina and Donnie

Mom and Tom











We all gathered at my sisters’ campers, since they are right next to each other, and Tom and I made dinner on Saturday to celebrate Nicolas’ graduation.  We had pie and ice cream for dessert, and my sister, Deby, made fudge to go with it.

Deby making fudge

Everybody stayed until well into the evening,


and Bryce got to play cards all night!

The cardsharks

On Sunday, there weren’t as many of us there, but we did it all again – another big dinner,

Deby and Charlie grilling ribs & chicken

this time courtesy of Deby and Charlie,

Diane setting up the buffet





and Deby made her own version of one of our favorite Amish pies.

Deby made raspberry cream pie for dessert

Danny built a fire, and we enjoyed our pie while we sat and enjoyed the fire,     Enjoying pie by the fire










The three muskateers

and watched the little kids go by on the wagon rides that the campground always has on the weekends.

Wagon rides for the kids










It turned out to be a beautiful Labor Day weekend, and we enjoyed spending time with our family on this last weekend of summer!

1 comment:

  1. So nice of the weather to cooperate;o)) Sure made for a wonderful Family visit!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails...


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