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Monday, June 18, 2012

helping hand

Saturday after our shift in the cafe we headed to Broadview Lake Campground to visit with several of our motorcycle buddies who were camping there. We spent a couple of hours catching up, telling stories and just relaxing under the awning. We would have liked to stay longer but had made plans to meet Rudee's family at a restaurant in the tiny town of New Ross, Indiana. We were celebrating fathers day and her Dad had chosen the restaurant. We have eaten here several times in the past and the place is known for huge steaks at reasonable prices.
With all the kids, their kids, and their kids' kids we ended up with a table of 21 people and had a great time.
We had an extra passenger on our trip home. Our grandson, Nicholas, came back to the 5er with us to spend the week. We checked with our boss here at the KOA and got the "OK" to have him hang around us during our shifts. He even made sure Nick got a KOA shirt and name tag so he looked "official". Nick got a real kick out of wearing his own "uniform". His first shift was Sunday morning in the cafe. He was really looking forward to working with his Grandma and Papaw.

Here he is toward the end of our shift. Some of his duties were to help Rudee carry orders and bus the tables after the customers left. He made $11.00 in tips! That sure made his day worthwhile and we are all looking forward to working together the rest of the week.

The weather is smokin' hot here so I am sure we will be spending some time in the pool and we are planning on taking Nick to the race track for the sprint car races. They are having a Nascar night with special guests Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader all scheduled to race. That should be a fun time! I'll keep you posted.


  1. Your grandson sure looks like great help and I bet he loves working with you guys. Have fun

  2. What fun! And tips too, wow, it's great that he can shadow you.

  3. That's so nice that they are allowing your grandson to be there and help. He looks like he's having a good time.