Cam at Port Washington, WI Playground and Car Shopping

On Thursday, we left Owen with his Papa and took Cam on a “date”, to be an only child for a few hours. We drove him up to the park, high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, in Port Washington. They have a large playground for small children. Cam checked out all of it.

b Cam Climbing Wall
Cam on Climbing Wall
b Cam at Top of Climbing Wall
Feeling Some Accomplishment at the Top
b Camp Entering Slide
Checking out the Big Slide

I followed him down but,  stopped before the end and had to wriggle out the rest of the way.
b Cam and Baba's Legs on Slide

What a ride!

c Cam at Bottom of Slide

He was a little unsure about climbing the rope net but kept trying.

b Cam Starting Rope Net

b Cam Climbing Rope Net

The excavator.  It was a bit too hard for him to operate so Andy gave him some help. It may not look like he is having any fun because he is not smiling.  But a big construction project is serious business and he was concentrating very hard.

b Excavator Cam

We went to the Culver’s hamburger place for lunch.  Cam wanted a cheeseburger kid’s meal.  He drank all the chocolate milk, ate all the fries, and then took one small nibble of the hamburger bun. He got ice cream (actually, it is custard here in Wisconsin) anyway. Grandparents!

Jennifer went to work on Friday.  George was still on vacation and wanted to replace a window in the garage. So Andy and I took the boys to look at cars.  Andy is having trouble getting in and out of the Focus and we are going to have to replace it sooner or later.  It was a rainy day.  A car dealer showroom seems like a good place for little boys.

I underestimated how much they would like it.  They went wild.  I couldn’t keep up with them. I wanted to look at a  Toyota RAV4.  It is much higher off the ground than the Focus and Andy might be able to get in and out easier.  As soon as I opened the door, both boys were in the driver’s seat, climbing over each other to reach controls.  I wanted to sit in the driver’s seat.  Both boys climbed into the back, then the far back. Owen stood on the console and stuck his head out the sun-roof. Then they were off to check out another car.

A woman asked if we needed help and I spoke with her for a moment.  I heard Owen call, “Hi Baba Waga!” and turned to see his head sticking out of a sun-roof on a near-by car. I saw a popcorn machine in the waiting-room area and offered some to the boys.  They were quiet and well-behaved until the popcorn was gone.  Andy was talking to a salesman.  Unfortunately, the RAV4 cannot be flat-towed behind the motorhome.  It would require a dolly. But, we don’t have a spare square foot of space in our lot in Marathon to store to  a dolly. I looked for Cam and found him in the cargo space of a small SUV. (I heard him talking in there.) Owen had found a sporty car and was turning every knob and trying to put it in gear. Cam spilled his bag of popcorn and a very nice, friendly woman offered to clean it up.  She asked Cam what car he wants.  He answered, “I want a Porsche”.

We left to check out cars at the Subaru dealer.  I put the boys in the children’s waiting area but, while we were talking to a salesman, a woman came and grabbed Cam, who was hanging out a car window. I couldn’t catch the boys.  A distinguished-looking gentleman walked over and suggested that I take the boys into the playroom where they had already escaped.  The salesman told Andy that the Subaru cannot be flat-towed either.  He said the front-wheel drive can, but not the four-wheel drive.  We took the boys out into the rainy used-car lot to look for a front-wheel drive Subaru. They were running wild between the cars so I told them we could go look at a very nice van.  When we got to Jennifer’s van and opened the doors, Owen protested. “This is OUR van!”

We drove to Costco.  Andy wanted a hotdog and a place where the boys could run around the tables.  But they were interested in eating and were well behaved until it was time to leave.  Can wanted to shop. He would not  walk out so I picked him up and held him on my hip while he kicked and screamed all the way out to the van.

I was really glad to get back home.


19 thoughts on “Cam at Port Washington, WI Playground and Car Shopping

  1. Bernadette August 14, 2016 / 6:33 am

    You sound exhausted. I hope that going down the slide means that you are feeling better.


    • Dinata Misovec August 20, 2016 / 2:08 am

      I do alright as long as I am close enough to a toilet. Lucky, there was one right next to the playground.


  2. Mala Burt August 14, 2016 / 9:44 am

    I see in the interior slide photo you are wearing a pair of your snazzy new shoes.


    • Dinata Misovec August 20, 2016 / 2:07 am

      I hadn’t thought of it before, but they are cool in that picture!


  3. Rhonda Sittig August 19, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Looks like a good day all around! –and that Cam was all over the playground!! And we went to Culver’s on our Wisconsin trip–for lunch, but really for the custard! (we can’t get custard here). Fun post Dinata!


    • Dinata Misovec August 20, 2016 / 1:55 am

      Oh yeah, we go there for the custard too. We order sandwiches to pretend we went there for lunch too.


      • Rhonda Sittig August 20, 2016 / 12:36 pm

        ha ha ha!! Yep, I could just eat the custard and call it lunch! Hope you’re still enjoying Wisconsin and the kids!


      • Dinata Misovec August 20, 2016 / 11:25 pm

        I am definitely enjoying spending extra time with the grandsons and my daughter. I think I would be rather depressed with nothing else to think about but poop. I am sorry that we have not explored more of Wisconsin this year. I don’t want to get too far from a toilet. We’ll do more in the future for sure.


      • Rhonda Sittig August 21, 2016 / 12:14 pm

        I’m sure they’re enjoying the time with you Dinata! xo


      • Dinata Misovec September 1, 2016 / 7:17 pm

        Yes, I can tell they love their Baba Yaga too.


      • Rhonda Sittig September 3, 2016 / 1:11 am

        Glad to hear it!! Happy weekend ahead Dinata1


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