Thursday, June 10, 2010

On Vacation - A day at the zoo...

Clayton's mom and Pat are here visiting and I am on Vacation while they are here. It's so nice to have time off and to explore Wisconsin even more. We went to the Marshfield Zoo today, which is only an hours drive away, and it was a beautiful day and I was so surprised to see such great animals at this zoo. The bear, well Miss Grizz did not seem so happy, she needs a new place to stay, and they are trying to raise enough money to get her a new 'dig'; she looked really old and when she walked it kind of just broke your heart, I did manage to get some 'happy' looking pictures of her, but I almost got tears in my eyes watching her. Most of the others seems pretty happy, well as happy as an animal can be being behind fences and in a small confined area. The Eagles made my day! finally I got up close and personal with a bald eagle, WOW; they prairie dogs were a hoot! Loved them and the Wood Duck oh so colorful was a very pleasant surprise. So here are a few pictures with a link to a slide show of the rest of the best....enjoy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Deck is Done

Now all we have to do is decide on a railing system and add stairs. But in the meantime, we've been enjoying it out there. Since these pictures, I've cleaned up the court and deck of all leaves and small branches from our last storm which passed. They both clean up quickly with the leaf blower. We have played several games of Boccie Ball and well it's nice to finally get some relaxing done. All that hard work paid off; it was totally worth it.  These pictures also have the chairs we bought and stained, they look pretty colorful out there in the vast green surroundings.

The chairs above have RESERVED for signs on them.
Clayton's mom and Pat are coming for a visit and we wanted
them to see what is waiting here for them when they arrive.