I know Fall is almost here, but I thought before it arrived I would share some photos from one of our summer trips with you. The grandchildren had a blast here. They always love these memories of: tent camping, sunshine, water, dirt, food, & fire-pit-marshmallow-roasting (not so much the primitive bathroom facilities; spiders, and creepy crawlies), but just about everything else.
It is very beautiful, I admit, the great outdoors...:) I do love the peaceful views!
However, this place (Madeiros Recreation Area) can deliver a ferocious wind that picks up at night that is very far from calm & peaceful. If we were in a reality t.v. series I am sure all of you (and us) would have had a tremendous laugh watching our night replay. Us (four) adults didn't sleep very soundly listening to the wind rustle over the tent all night long. Accompanying the whistling wind, and waves lapping against the shore; I could hear the sound of Richard's trusty hammer pounding tent stakes every half hour or so into new locations (even tying ropes from the tent to our car). His plan: to hold the tent in place so it wouldn't fly off into the night sky with the family in it. Or at least in the hopes it wouldn't topple over on all of our heads! We have camped here a few times before, we experienced this in the past. We just hoped the winds wouldn't choose to visit us so strongly again. You just never can tell?
When we talked about the noisy and sleepless night the next morning the grandchildren asked, "what wind!?, Grandpa was up all night hammering new tent stakes?" ... "Oh, really? We didn't hear a thing!"
As Fall, Winter, and Spring approaches our (adult) memories fade. Then grandpa may say,,,"it would be a good, and fun memory-maker to take the grandkids camping. Don't you think!?" :)
I am getting ready to hit the road again. I will be meeting up with my little sister on a flight; then the two of us will be shuttle-busing it to go visit our mom, and a couple of our siblings & their spouses. I am pretty excited to be able to spend some time with them. It can be hard on a family when you live in different parts of the Country far away from each other, which so many of us do these days. You have to cherish the opportunities you are given!
Have a happy week! :) Thanks for your sweet visit!