Quote of the Day:
“It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.”
After we got pulled out of the mud and were able to find a better road back down to the lake things went much smoother, and we were able to really enjoy the day. It didn’t take too long to set up camp because I didn’t bring a whole lot since we were only staying the one night. We got to go for a really nice stroll and and hang out together and just relax, which was a really nice change of pace. It’s funny, but the kids actually get along out here. So when can I move here???
We’ve seen lots of interesting things, and noticed that it is super green here compared to normal. Our first campsite we camped in at this lake is nearly 90% grown over now with weeds, grass, and small trees. I almost wouldn’t recognize it. And since there’s still a clear path out to the island-that-is-no-longer-an-island because of all the drought we’ve had the boys and I were able to walk out onto the island and take a look around. Not much there, but we had fun skipping rocks and taking tons of pictures. I can’t believe how many flowers there are growing right now, you’d actually think it was spring! I took a lot of pictures of them, but I don’t know how many of them will actually make it onto here. I have taken somewhere over 200 pictures today so far… enough that I had to plug in my battery to charge. NOT FUN!!!! So I’m going to try and put as many on as I can tomorrow, but I’m roaming so we’ll see. It all depends on this crazy computer. Nothing like trying to blog while you’re out camping, with a less-than-dependable internet connection!
Tonight is S’Mores night, so Cody’s already been asking me several times when I can start the fire. We’re doing hot dogs too, so it should be a lot of fun for them. Just waiting for sundown…. Was considering telling ghost stories around the campfire, but we’ll see how it plays out. I’ve never been camping without my other half before, so maybe all I’ll manage to do is scare myself and make the kids laugh. Oh, and Ron… completely off-topic, but do you know what Cody said out of the blue this morning on the way here? He said, “You know what sounds really good right now? Eric’s gumbo!” Think maybe you can talk him into coming and visiting you when he gets back? ‘Cause I’ve got to admit… that gumbo really is good! LOL So I propose that the two of you have a gumbo cookoff… totally selfless of me, of course. I’m thinking only of you guys, not my tummy. I swear!