Ron and Hazel's 'Travels with Nuggie' travel blog

The campground has a great pool.

Getting ready to jump in, or maybe they are praying.

The Lifeguard

Gabby took swimming lessons last year.

Cousins Forever.


Down the slide!

The big rubber jumping thing was great fun!

Gabby gives it a try.

A round of golf.

Chetek River Campground in Wisconsin is a great family destination, about 90 miles from Minneapolis. The place has been in business for years, and attracts a lot of permanent summer residents, as evidenced by the decks, barbeque grills, and awning lights. And, almost every one of their 100 campsites has kids, the blacktop trail around the camp has a couple of them going by on bikes every minute or so. There was only one other motorhome in the park, everyone else was there with a travel trailer, and they really cater to the family trade, with a great swimming pool, a jumping whatever you call it, 18 holes of miniature golf, go-carts, and more.

Hazel and I met our son-in-law Steve in Forest Lake, Minnesota and took charge of Mitchell, Ava, Gabrielle, and their cousin Amanda (our son David's little girl) in the Walmart parking rendezvousd rendeveous spot from the Twin Cities, and headed-off for Chetek, about 60 miles away.

Check-in was easy, and weekends are full-price, understandable, although next time we might come during the week and get half-price with our Passport America membership. While I unfurled the awning and hooked-up the electricity and water, Hazel and the kids headed for the pool, about 300 feet away. The weather was perfect, and as dinner was being fixed, the kids watched their favorite DVD on the flat screen, Robin Williams "RV". It bombed at the box office, but will live on forever in motorhome parks everywhere.

Sunday morning brought breakfast for a bunch of hungry kids, and those pre-made microwavable blueberry pancakes from Aldi's, sausages, eggs, bacon, toaster waffles, and a couple of different juices, came out pretty quickly from our galley. Those kids can really eat! While I cleaned up, Hazel played lifequard at the pool, and scorekeeper at the miniature golf course.

Check-out time was 2 PM, and I had everything packed-up and was ready to go, but where were the kids? Gramma Hazel operates on "Newfoundland Time" and they were over taking another swim.

A great weekend, and where can you have more fun than a motorhome trip with the grandkids?

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