Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vacation--Stop Four, Raccoon River Bible Camp

We packed up from Sioux Center Thursday morning and drove to Glidden, IA to Russ' parents.  They have had a tough summer with Russ' dad having rotator cuff surgery followed by a serious bout of pneumonia.  Although they have had individuals come out and help on the farm--mow lawn, clear brush, etc--when we arrived Russ' dad requested we assist with cutting out several dead branches from the trees.  After a few chores around the farm we drove to the RRBC where the rest of the Herman clan planned to meet to celebrate Wayne and Carol's 25th wedding anniversary.  Once again we had beautiful weather and were incredibly blessed to have the entire family in one place.  Carol's oldest son and his wife from the Des Moines area were also able to join us.   The Saturday we celebrated Wayne and Carol's anniversary was also our 17th anniversary! 
Trimming trees
Teaching Aunt Renee how to play Monopoly Deal

The cabin that Russ, Seth and I stayed in.  The other kids stayed in the dorm area with their cousins.  Renee and Andy volunteered to stay in the dorm to supervise.

Seth and Karsten walking toward the dorm.

Having the pool open a few hours each afternoon was a nice treat!

Uncle Andy, what goes around...

...comes around!

A rousing (and loud) game of water basketball.
Enjoying the shade while the rest were in the pool.

Josiah, Leah, and Mara--the three oldest grandchildren.

The kids were thrilled the camp had two cats.   This brought back memories of the scrawny, deaf cat (Bones, later renamed Libby) Russ saved from RRBC the summer we were married.

The nine hole mini golf was a hit with the little kids...

...and big kids, too!

The moon on the way to home sweet home.

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