I spent Thursday night getting the Jeep packed and ready for the weekend. We were heading to Prairie Rose State Park for a long camping weekend/40th birthday celebration for Mot.
He got home Friday morning, loaded the kayaks (they are too d*mned heavy, and I'm too d*mned short to load them by myself)...and headed out of town.
We arrived around 9:00 am or so. We spent a while trying to find three campsites all together...that were relatively flat for tents. It wasn't an easy search. :-)
Once we settled on the spots, we got them all paid for, and set up our site.
We drove around the park a little, to check things out...then sat down to play some cards.
There was a bird in a tree not far from our campsite. In about 3 seconds bursts, he popped out bird call after bird call. Bob Whites, Robins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, the works. I actually think it even did a rousing mimic of R2D2, and maybe a random cell phone ring here and there too.
(I came to work today and asked what it was. Jean is telling me it was probably a Thrasher....relation to the Mocking Bird...found in this area.)
Or campsite was located near a water faucet. The farting faucet, as I will forever call it.
We eventually had to move into our tent to play cards ...the forecasted rain had finally arrived.
Danny got to the campsite about 2:00 or so. It was pouring buckets!!!!
Actually, that's probably a gross understatement.
The three of us set up his tent and this nice sun tent he purchased on the way to the park, and we got soaked doing it!!!!
But thank goodness he stopped and purchased it. That tent was a life saver Friday, let me tell you.
It rained and rained, and rained and rained...and rained and rained....well, you get the picture. :-)
The three of us played Canasta and drank bottled beverages the whole afternoon.
We had to sit with jackets over our backs, because it was still raining in through the screen sides of the sun/bug tent.
It finally cleared off around dinner time. Anything we could find to hang wet things off of, was fair game.
Mot made kabobs for dinner. Chicken, beef, onion, peppers, potatoes. Y.U.M.M.Y.
The view from inside Danny and Steve's tent. Mot was cooking, I was helping Danny inflate their air mattresses.
Dinner was served! Kabobs and a buffet of Pringles. :-)
Mel, Sheila, and Mel's brother Patrick showed up about 8:00 or so. We all pitched in to help them get set up before it got dark (or started raining again).
After everyone was settled, we circled our chairs around the campfire....and sat and talked.
Eating donuts (notice the mud and grass on the bag...nothing was spared from the rain).