Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday, Monday

What a wonderfully fun weekend we had, along with sheer terror mixed in!  We went camping with our good friends Larry & Nita at the best campsite we've been to in a long time.  In fact, we're thinking of permanently parking our camper there!  There are about 7 couples who have their RV's there permanently and they are all Christians, which is a wonderful, blessed perk!

Friday night though, an amazing thunder and lightening storm moved through and lightening struck a tree only about 60 yards from our campsite.  Here's a picture of Larry pointing at the strike spot the next morning.  There was actually a second tree that was hit about 3 minutes later but we couldn't get to it for a picture.  That was the closest I've been to a strike and it was really scary.  Nita actually screamed! I think we've had more thunderstorms this year already than we've had in the 20 years we've lived here added together!

 The view from our campsite.
Another from our campsite.  Isn't the sailboat beautiful?
 The swimming beach!
 Here's Nita and I.  The guys were playing golf frisbee and we got to hold the frisbees!  Nita buys them on all of her cruises because Larry loves golf frisbee. She's the cruise queen!  She goes on two or three cruises every year and I've never been on one.  These frisbees are clear until the sun hits them, then they turn colors.  The one I'm holding turned red, and Nita has one in her lap that turned blue!  Very neat!
 A great playground for visiting grandchildren.  Hint, hint to my kids if you're reading this!

 Here we are singing Saturday night.  That's Larry and Nita's motorhome.  And look at my hubby, holding the yarn for me.  The ground was damp and I didn't want to set a bag on the grass.  No completed projects to show you today.  I had a market bag almost done and didn't like the way the bottom looked, so I ripped the entire thing out and have started it over.
 Here we are playing "Owie" in our camper with Larry & Nita.  We had a grand time!
 And here's Chloe.  She was exhausted from the thunderstorms that scare her so.  At least this time I remembered to bring her ducky along to  comfort her. :-)
 These are from my one rosebush.  At our previous house I had a rose garden, here I only have one bush but it sure produces beautiful flowers.  What do you think?

 And one last shot of the guys discussing the rules of frisbee golf.  Larry loves to play games and hubby is happy to go along with it.
I guess that's all for now.  We're thinking of taking the camper there this Friday or Saturday and leaving it there permanently.  If we have a good time this year maybe we'll invest in a larger one next summer so we can have guests come out to visit.  Who knows?  We are going to pull it to Montana in July to camp with our sons family. I think we're meeting up in Missoula.  That will be interesting.  Two mountain passes to get over.  I DO NOT like pulling the camper, but love to camp.  Leaving it somewhere permanently would be the best of both worlds.  Plus this campsite we're considering is only 30 minutes from home!  No worries about finding a good spot and we would use less gas since we won't have to use our big truck to go camping.  We can also go out during the week and go swimming if we want.  Fun times!

I hope you're all having a lovely week and enjoyed your weekend as much as I did.  We made it back in time for evening service at church last night so it truly was a wonderful weekend.




  1. Looks like you had such a fun weekend. Leaving your camper parked at this great place would be like having a weekend/vacation home. How lovely. Everyone needs to get away and recharge! Enjoy your week!

  2. That looks like a perfect site, Betsy....lightening can strike anywhere, but hopefully will not visit there again!
    Loved the photo of Chloe and her duck :)
    And your roses are beautiful!!! Ours are still tight buds...its still turtleneck sweater weather here most of the time :)
    Continued joy to you and yours,
    Gracie <3

  3. Yikes! Lightening that close would make me jump too!

    Your roses look so pretty! Sweet and creamy looking.
    Have a great week!

  4. Hi Betsy! What lake is that? Sure is pretty! We go to our lake camping trip in August. I always look forward to it. Looks like you had a splendiferous weekend! I'm still recuperating from our 10 day trip to DC! LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Thanks everyone! We did have a wonderful time. The lake is called Loon Lake and we're going back on Friday! I cn't wait.

  6. What a fabulous site, stunning surroundings and great company. Not so keen on lightning though.
    The rose is beautiful, we need smellyvision.
    Carol xx