Y’all! I had so much fun camping. I’d only been camping a few times prior to this weekend’s trip and they were both “real” camping trips complete with tents and all that jazz. This trip – not so much.
We were in the cutest little cabin complete with air conditioning. The cabin had three bedrooms, one bath and a little kitchenette. Very nice. The lake was right at our backdoor and even though we were only about 25 minutes from home I really felt like we were in a whole ‘nother world. I felt very relaxed and peaceful. I guess there really is something to be said for getting back to nature – the works that God’s hands have made are indeed magnificent.
Anyhoo, we cooked out, watched an outdoor movie, explored our surroundings and found a baby turtle – this was all Friday evening.
Saturday morning we woke up and after breakfast we spent the rest of our time there at the little water park and the pool. Needless to say LG and I are both a few shades darker and I – as usual – have a heckuva heat rash that I’ll be dealing with for the next few days. Joy. We headed home at about 2:30. One of the moms rented a cabin for her family and they were going to stay another night. Smart lady. LG wanted to stay another night and while I almost rented a cabin and told Smoochy to join us, I’m glad I didn’t.
On the way home? My car ran hot. Do what?!? We just fixed this problem a couple of months ago. Or maybe we didn’t. Anyhoo, I was able to almost make it home and then there LG and I sat waiting for Smoochy to come to our rescue. We’re going to replace the radiator and hopefully that will fix the problem. Smoochy is ready for me to get another car. I am enjoying not having a car note and the money we’ve put into fixing this heating problem has not been significant enough for me to change my mind on that. Especially since this overheating is the first bit of trouble my car has given me in 8 years. But I am about to seriously buckle down and start putting away for a down payment. Just in case.
The rest of the weekend was rather chill. I am ruthlessly going through the house and expect to have 4 or 5 bags to take to Goodwill by the end of the week and just as many sitting on the curb for the garbage men on Friday. One of my former coworkers is coming to pick up LG’s old outdoor playhouse and picnic bench – so we’re working on the outside as well.