Saturday, July 15, 2017

After many months with no blog because it is getting harder and harder to do, I started thinking it was not worth the aggravation. Once again, I will see how it goes.

We made it to Wisconsin where we have been since the middle of May.

It is now July and if I can get this thing to cooperate, we are back in business.

This was taken at the Benoit welcome center.

We have the prime spot this year where we are not looking at a trailer!

We have been enjoying beautiful sunsets as well as many animals, including a woodchuck with 6 babies. Adorable.

Our first big project was working on this floating boardwalk. All 2800 feet of it.

It was together until a 50 mph wind separated it into about 5 sections.

Our job was to make all the toe rails. The wood was delivered, we took the measurements between each post (none of them were alike), I cut them to fit, and Wallace nailed the small pieces spacing them 12" apart. We marked corresponding numbers on the boardwalk and each toe rail.

We, along with others, would haul them out there and they were screwed in place.

The only thing missing in this picture are the double ropes inserted through all the posts.

All my notes with all the measurements.

Only I could read them!

With our little yellow wagon and generator, Wallace, along with firefighters Zack and Heidi drilled holes with a hole saw through the toe rails where we had pipes keeping the boardwalk from coming apart again.

Until next time...



  1. I know how hard it is writing a travel blog. We are really hit and miss ourselves. One time we went over a year without adding anything new to our blog. But just letting you know that we appreciate when you do add to your blog. Interesting reading wherever you travel to. Thanks for writing.

  2. Why is it hard to blog? Is it your internet connection?

  3. I understand your struggles with blogging. It is easy when we travel, hard when we are in one place. Hope you find what works for you. We have enjoyed learning about all the work you do. You are two very hard working, talented people.