Day 148, Stillwater

Beautiful drive from the campground to Al and Sue’s spectacular property … We were welcomed with open arms and were so happy to be there ! It’s hard to even describe the joy of seeing them again – twice in 4 months . Real, down to earth , honest friends . Doesn’t get much better than that !

This pic below is Al, Dan and Joe relaxing after a morning of morel hunting.

We had so much fun and ate way too much . Al is The Man for homemade brew, and Sue could be a chef . No, I’m not sharing their address !

The men are so wonderful together , it’s so fun to be around them – except for everything they taught Nate … First sip – Uncle Joey , who else ? First storytelling – Uncle Bob . First “yes, Nate let’s light firecrackers that way ” – Uncle Al. For a soon to be 13 year old , it was heaven .

Remember the Brady bunch theme ? Take that and substitute ,

“Here’s a story
About a man called Dan
Who was bringing up one well behaved son,
All his friends still have their hair ,
Even Al,
The youngest one so glad .

Here’s a story
About a man named Dan
Who had 3 friends named Bob and Joe and Al,
They were 4 men, growing up together ,
And they never ever should have been left alone .

Til the one day when the son met the friends
And he listened and broke out of his protective bubble
Then the mom renamed the friends
Evermore
The Trifecta of Trouble .

That’s the way they all became
The Trifecta of Trouble .”

Really ! I am still laughing from the stories we’ve heard ! And Nate just loved every minute . I knew Joe and Bob were incorrigible, and Al just makes the Trifecta perfect ! Those guys have had some fun together . I’m not even sure how to refute everything Nate heard because Sue and Eliza and I were smart enough to be absent occasionally . I am never , however , never EVER, sending Nate to summer camp in Minnesota !

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About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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