Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Our rainy weekend

A few weeks ago we went camping to the KOA in Burlington-it was Memorial Day weekend, which may or may not be warm around here. It wasn't and it rained like cats and dogs that weekend. Thank goodness we have an awning on our camper. The poor tenters were in a field and flooded. I'm surprised so many of them stayed, I so woulda left.

We use our grill on the camper and a cook stove alot this year. Last year, we used the oven and stovetop inside alot, but this year we decided not to and the mess is so much better! THere's really no room inside to cook and prep, doing it outside makes all the difference. Here's daddy making dinner:

On Saturday we woke up and were flooded in. The fire you see going there was only possible Saturday night because the owners came and dug a drainage ditch to get us out of the flood zone. There was two inches of water in the fire pit.

This is Friday creek. Apparently in nice weather, people actually swim in it. Of course, the water's about three feet lower and not so fast.

Chunky Monkey close up.

Saturday night I won at bingo and thankfully the weather was nice enough on Sunday-a few breaks in the rain, that I decided to splurge my winnings and rented bikes for the kids:

And daddy had to try them:

All weekend, Bug-a-bug had the snaggle tooth just hanging there in front. She wouldn't let any of us touch it, I couldn't even take a picture. Finally, our friend told her that if she pulled it out while camping, the tooth fairy gave her extra money. SHe pulled it out herself in ten seconds flat. I wish I'd thought of that!


  1. I'll have to try that on Major Havoc. There really is no issue that a few extra bucks cannot handle.

  2. It looks like you all had fun even with the rain. We are off to go camping (tenting) in the morning.

  3. Oh, those are great pics!
    Those bikes look like so much fun.
    I shudder to think of a tooth just hanging like that.
    OK, the flooding thing is really kinda scary after the flash floods we had here in AR recently. Glad you all are ok.


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