Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

A late entry from yesterday, after, I got back from the Lake Sherwood Office. That is where I can get Wi-Fi to publish the blog and check my E-Mail. I had a great time just catching up with former co-workers, one Mary Foley who is the longtime Office Manager and Bookkeeper is retiring Friday, what a stroke of luck to be able catch   her before her last days, I spent 7 years here as the Chief and the staff here has always been like an extended family. Anyway when I got back to the campground, my son Andy & his girlfriend Samantha were waiting for me. he didn’t notice my truck at the office when they came through the gate. I had called Donna from the office to tell her that the trailer A/C was fixed, but she had not talked to Andy, so when Samantha picked him up from work they decided to come out in case I hadn’t got the trailer fixed, he was going to climb up on the roof.
As I said Lake Sherwood is a private lake community, completely self sufficient with their own water and sewer system complete with a new treatment plant. It is located on the St Charles & Warren County border on the far west side of St Charles County.It is surrounded by rural farm land and about equal distance 12 miles, from Wentzville MO., and Washington MO. About 1 1/2 miles from the gate is the crossing of state highways T & D. at this crossing is  located a filling station/convenience store,B & S Auto Repair, a garage straight out of the 50’s or 60’s that is owned by Mary Foley’s husband Bill, you can get repairs for a car or boat here, and he does a thriving boat storage business in the off season, across from him is the world famous T & D Tavern, home of some of the greasiest and best burger’s you will find.
Since Andy & Samantha had come out 18 miles from our place, I was gracious  enough to offer to buy supper so we headed over to the only game in town, The T & D Tavern. The usual after work crowd was in and I knew the barmaids so we got a table and watched the young guys slug it out over the pool table while we waited for our meal. Andy had been there before but this was Samantha’s first time and she said the food was great. What to kids know?
T&D Tavern05-26-10
                           The T & D Tavern
            My son Andy & his girlfriend Samantha
Rigg’s is camping, I went home this morning and picked him up  along with his bed and his food and we headed back, to Lake Sherwood. Rigg’s always enjoys a ride in Dad’s truck. When we got back to the campground he explored all the new smells around the campsite, I then had to try and teach him how to go up the  steps into the 5th wheel, he never had to go up and down steps before since our entrance to the back yard is at ground level. He still isn’t so sure footed on the steps but that will come soon enough, Once inside he was all over exploring. He found his water dish and food dish, and of course the couch, then he went in and jumped on the bed to see how it felt, I told him no way is Mom going to allow you on the bed when she gets out here so enjoy it while you can.
Rigg's0527-10a                          Rigg’s trying out the bed
              Look’s like it meets with his approval
All this new stuff tires a guy out so Rigg’s picked out a nice cool spot on the floor for a snooze.
So now I will cut this short so Rigg’s and I can drive up to the office and use their WI-FI to got it posted. Be Safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. Message to Riggs the Wonder Camping Dog:

    "arf arf - camping is fun -- woof woof -- you can sniff all over and chase chippies -- bark barb -- the camper always has better places to sleep than the house"

    from veteran campers,
    Duke and Ducky

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. Rigg's looks like he'll be a good old camp dog for sure. :)