Saturday, July 07, 2007

Camping trip

We just came back from our annual Fourth of July camping trip on Thursday afternoon. I think that after this trip, we are officially members of the "anyone can camp in good weather" club. We arrived at the campground on Tuesday. It was relatively nice out. These two photos show the view from our campsite on Wednesday morning.

This is YDD in the middle of eating breakfast on Wednesday morning.

YDS was climbing and clowning around on Wednesday morning.

And he was quite messy the night before with a sticky marshmallow face.

This little fellow was quite bold as he scurried around the campsite. We actually had several little red squirrels visiting with us. You would not believe how loud they are!

For all the hype about "global warming," the weather here in Massachusetts has not been any too warm. We had a couple of days of temperatures in the 90's a couple of weeks ago, but since then, it has been on the cool side. Well, anyway, back to the camp out. We arrived at the campground on Tuesday. We have a pop-up trailer, a tent, and a canopy for over our picnic table. We had 4 of our children with us on this trip. We decided to sleep in the tent with our air mattress and let the older children have the trailer this time. YDS slept on cushions in the tent.
Everything was fine on Tuesday night. Wednesday night, however, the heavens opened up and we were deluged with water. Our tent was under a pine tree with some low branches. These low branches brushed the top of the tent. This was not a problem until it rained. The tent leaked where the branches were rubbing on it. We were lucky, though. We only got a little bit of rain in our tent. At one of the other sites, they had about 2-3 inches of rain in the tent. The only reason they didn't get wet was their really thick air mattresses. Another tent was quite literally floating on the water. It had been quite dry for the last couple of weeks, so it did not take long on Thursday morning for everything to dry out.
Wednesday night. listening to the rain, I was praying "Dear God, Please help me go to sleep and PLEASE don't let me get wet." Man I am a wimp! DH got a little wet on his side of the mattress, but I stayed dry. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayer!
Thank you for the opportunity we had to o away for a couple of days as a family. Thank you for the beautiful little creatures who reminded us of how awesome you are, and for keeping me dry during the downpours overnight the other night.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

What a wonderful family camping trip! Thanks for sharing the great pics and details about your experience. You'll always remember times like these... rain and all. :)