Some Gifts from Jenny and Duke

Jenny and Brad and Duke…


Hi and welcome to the blog!  It’s been a crazy busy week again.  I was intending to do some camping over Father’s Day as well as share some presents received (from Sis) in honor of the fur babies, Jenny and Duke.  It rained really bad last weekend, nixing the plans.  But this weekend I am getting some camping in, sitting at a picnic table as children run through the grounds at sunset without a care in the world.  Bless their little hearts!  I wish I could still run!



Just before Father’s Day, the cutest card came in the mail along with some gifts.  I had been oogling a little rechargeable DVD player for the van.  My laptop doesn’t have a player and besides, it’s just too big some times!  This little DBPower brand, 10 inch version with an extended warranty was about $60.  I love it so far.  While it’s good for DVDs, I keep about 50 TV shows on a flash drive for entertainment off the grid, if need be and can play them on here.



Another gift arrived the other day.  It is a custom t-shirt that I saw on FB.  Ironically, I had started to order one the recently and then aborted the process.  Sis ordered the exact same shirt and I am delighted with it.


Bennett, Iowa… about 25 minutes west of Davenport, Iowa


With Monday and Tuesday off, it seemed like a good idea to recharge a little bit before the 4th of July weekend.  It was kind of a brutal week.  (I think the Coronavirus made people forget how to cook at home!)   All the recent turmoil has made some folks pretty edgy, too.  It is what it is.   🙂

Tonight I’m at the Bennett campground about 20 minutes from where buddy Johnnie lives.  We’re both excited to hang out and go for a little drive on Monday.  For Johnnie’s birthday I said we’ll hit Dollar Tree.  It’s a fun place to shop and buy stuff without doing much fiscal damage!



The camping dinner tonight was pretty easy.  It was just red and green peppers, shrimp and onions, sautéed with medium salsa and oil… fajita style.  I put the mixture in a bowl over some Uncle Ben’s (I stocked up on it recently!) Spanish style rice.  For such a simple supper, it was really tasty!

So for now, it’s off to bed.  The sun is down and the bugs are going crazy.  I used bug repellent but for a diabetic it seems like nothing works.  There’s a little extra sugar in each bite.   🙂   Time to go watch a movie.  There will be another post soon after Johnnie and I raise some commotion tomorrow.  It will be good to see my “little brother”.

Thanks for visiting!  Take care!  Safe and happy camping!

Brad and Jenny and Duke
Jones County, Iowa

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