Rainy Days and Sundays

Our Sunday at Loyd Park brought thunderstorms, with lightning, winds and flooding rains–quite a change from previous days of warmth and sunshine that gave us clear skies and spectacular sunsets. Life at Loyd Park is a wonder, precisely because it includes an occasionally rainy Sunday. We had an unexpectedly quick move to site 139 on Thursday afternoon,…

Lake Life

We often spend two or three weekends a month “at the lake,” but the fact of the matter is that we spend very little time in or even near the water. Oh, we catch an occasional glimpse of the shore as we drive in or out of the park. We see a couple of ducks…

An Ideal Weekend

We returned to Loyd Park for the weekend that closed Spring Break, surrounded by families trying to make the most of the gorgeous weather. Mild temperatures and gentle breezes made conditions perfect for dining al fresco, sitting by the fire, and sleeping with open windows. In a word, the weekend was ideal. We’ll return again…

End of a Four-Week Hiatus

We headed to Loyd Park for the long weekend that included the Martin Luther King holiday, making it our first outing in four weeks. It was quite a hiatus, one which included an unplanned trip to St. Louis, a brief hospitalization, and several days of single-digit temperatures. Upon setting up, we realized the cold snap…

A Merry Little Christmas

The weekend before Christmas found us at our beloved Loyd Park enjoying warm breezes and mild temperatures ahead of an expected arctic plunge. With dire predictions of sub-zero wind chills, we decided to cut short our camp-out and head home, where a cold Sunday morning in front of a cozy fireplace sounded much better than…

Home for the Holiday

It’s been said, “Home is where your mom is.” And so, this Thanksgiving, we went to visit Jon’s mom in a place we’ve never been. Yet, in a way, it felt like home. Our destination was Symond’s Dutch Hollow Village, described by Google as a “manufactured home community.” Jon’s mom shares a single-wide, two-bedroom, two-bath mobile…

A Glorious Weekend

The long-anticipated cold front arrived on Friday night, bringing gloriously cool temps and low humidity throughout the remainder of the weekend. It also provided a welcome relief from the stresses of the week, which included Jon’s grand jury service, a nonfunctioning refrigerator, spoiled food, a new fridge delivered and returned and replaced, and the typical…