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04/29/2003: "Scouting weekend, Cancer walk, & CSSG"

Another busy weekend. It was a Boy Scout camping trip for David & me, along with a Soccer game. He needed to get some things done at Scouts, so we went on the camping trip and passed on the Soccer game. Gayle had a nice peaceful time at home to read, watch a movie, catch up on things at home, and in general enjoy the quiet. For David, what with Spring Break and Scout camping trips, he'll miss 1/2 of his Soccer games. Last week, he filled in as had been years since he last played goalie. Back to camping... it was a good time camping at the Rainbow Scout Reservation down near Morris, IL. We did some cooking over fires & stoves. Had pancakes, sausages, juice for breakfast, with hamburgers for lunch, and your choice of hotdogs, porkchops or chicken for dinner. A long 5 mile hike around the reservation and up and down the hills was done on Saturday afternoon. Later, we had a campfire, and then much later we had a chance to look thru a 8" tracking/reflector telescope that the Scoutmaster had brought out. We could see Jupiter and it's many moons...

Also, this weekend, Sarah, our niece that attends Benedictine Univ (across the street) had gathered a team to participate in the Cancer walk - held all night long at BU. It was a little chilly, so we brought over a small tent and some sleeping bags. We also made a food run to Jewel for some chicken and hot coffee from Dunkin donuts - in a 10cup box :)

CSSG - Consumer Systems Services Group - our first consulting firm a long time ago. A few weeks back there was an impromptu gathering of some of the old-timers from that company. It was amazing to see everyone that showed up, and how they have changed... well, I guess we all have lost a little on top, and gained it in the middle:) One of the folks took some digital pictures, and I offered to put them up on my website. He sent the digital pictures, which needed to be totally resized and edited. I put them up here for the rest of the CSSG group to see.

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