Susie, Mom, Laurie and I were invited to spend a day on lake Webster with Tommy and Ginny Jenkins, Ruth's nephew and niece. On our way to the lake, Laurie and I came across a sign denoting the birthplace of Clara Barton the famous civil war nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was born in 1821 and served in the International Red Cross before founding the American counterpart in 1882. The home and museum are now part of a summer youth camp.
We arrived at the lake and met Tommy and Genny. We loaded into their pontoon boat and cruised the lake. The day was very nice and the lake and surrounding fall woods created a great backdrop for us getting to know these great family members. We were out there and docked for hours and had a wonderful time.
After we broke up, Laurie and I went around the lake to where there was supposed to be a geocache. We found a great park area and searched around until we found it.
After finishing the hunts, we visited the war memorial that is at that park. A very nice display for WWII vets.
It was a great day that I will long remember.
|The morning at the lake in Wales|
|Clara Barton's Home.|
|Tommy at the helm|
|Emphatically making a point|
|The Indian Princess|
|The boys having a chat|
|Memorial Beach Park|
|Old North Village Bridge. Built in 1871 and moved here in 1996|
|Bog seen from the bridge|