Friday, August 2—Driving Day and Reuniting with Old Friends

It began raining in the wee hours of the night and continued until about 6 AM, changing rapidly to clear skies and sunshine. We awoke earlier than intended, had a light breakfast, and began readying the RV for the short trip down to Green Bay, and back up the eastern shore of Wisconsin to Oconto.

Just north of Green Bay on the peninsula, we stopped for gasoline, recognizing that it might be not be so easily available and accessible by motorhome.  The drive through Green Bay proved uneventful, and turning north, we drove the 30+ miles to Oconto.

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The city park in Oconto, Holtwood, has a good campground, and we occupied a spot next to friends Jerry and Karen Smith. As has been written previously, we first met Jerry and Karen in Denali National Park, Alaska, and reconnected with them in February 2012 at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort. Jerry is a retired wetlands expert, having worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Green Bay satellite office of St. Paul District. He and Karen are very serious birders—world class in fact—and I participated in many of the birding trips they led in the Rio Grande Valley this past winter. We also hosted them in Norfork in late April.

After setting up, we visited briefly, and had lunch. I used the rest of the afternoon preparing several entries of the blog for publication while Kay napped.

After more visiting in conjunction with happy hour, we walked to a nearby tavern for Friday night fish. The perch offered by this small neighborhood tavern was delicious—much better than from the more well-known eatery at Baileys Harbor in Door County.

We returned to the RV for reading and writing for the remainder of the evening.

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