June 21-22 — Claire & Kyle left the big city of Chicago and came out to join us at Shabbona Lake State Park. It was great fun hosting them, and they now have a day-in-the-life look at how we will be spending our next two years.
Our time together, while brief, was, as always, chock full of love and laughter. Among the many highlights of our time together, we celebrated a belated Father’s Day, hiked through the tallgrass prairie, waited out a rainstorm, talked about new jobs and a new lifestyle, played Euchre (Claire and Kyle got us 10-9 in a close one), discretely imbibed, got the Coleman lantern working, collaborated on a delicious camp dinner of ribeye steaks and grilled vegetable packs, and whiled away the evening around the campfire under the stars.
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