What a blur of a great time. We got to the campground Friday with my Dad and Step Mom at about 1:30pm. We got all setup and within a few minutes the friends started to arrive. We had 20 total camping and 7 campsites. The only other people in the campground were RV's. Well we did see one other tent but he tore down and left. The forecast made it look like a horrible camping trip but we had space heaters and the perfect setup. Since we have camped my whole life and my father long before me we know how to camp. We had pouring rain, sleet, wind, and very cold temps but we stayed warm and had a blast. Of course the weather when we were tearing everything down was perfect haha. Here are some pictures to share with you.
It was a wonderful fantastic marvelous time. Now for the bad parts...
When we went to hook up to come home we found out we had no brakes on the truck. The brake line has broken. We quickly realized that our friends would be the ones to save our lives. We made phone calls and researched insurance towing options. Amber (my dearest friend) had gold AAA which meant we could get a free tow all the way back to Fort Wayne which was the best option cause the truck would be at a shop we trust. Another friend offered to pull the trailer home. Yet another friend made room in his vehicle to give us a ride home. It brings tears to my eyes to know how much my friends care about us. When the tow truck got there the guy said he could tow the trailer too no problem. So that was all taken care of. We jumped in another friend's and started the trip home. Come to find out another friend when leaving hit a pole and dented his car badly. Plus Amber's battery was dead. Guess the campground just didn't want us to leave!!
When we got home we had to worry about getting the trailer from the shop to home. No problem another local friend came over immediately and moved it home. We are so lucky to have our friends!! Even this bad news is hard to view as bad when the positive side of it is the amazing proof of the world's best friendships.
In other news my mother's aunt passed away which really is a blessing cause she has been in so much pain for 7 years. So yesterday I woke up early to attend the funeral. The service was beautiful. Last night we got mom and birthday cake since her birthday is today. I got Jeremiah a plate and he didn't eat it....Clue Number 1. Then he said he was cold.....Clue Number 2. Yep high fever and vomiting. Poor guy. It takes a lot out of him to camp and play so hard but he said it was worth every second!
Wow what a time. Now I have to rest and get ready to leave again. Thursday I leave for my local stitching retreat. Right now I'm so disorganized and exhausted I can't be excited. I'm sure I will get excited tomorrow though.