Sunday, June 17, 2007
Our Motto: Be (un) prepared!
Maybe we were meant to be city people...our first camping outing of the year (actually, my first in about 30 years) was a bit of a bust. We made it up to the campground no probs. The place was beautiful, Round Lake State Park in Idaho. We brought a whole pile of stuff that our friend had forgotten (like shoes and socks, coffee mugs and vino for the grownups) plus our own supplies. EXCEPT a tent. Yeah, no place to sleep.
We were prepared to sleep in the back of the car, and got on with the activities of the day: fishing with the boys (thanks to a nice lady who let them use her rod), participating in Junior Rangers and learning about porcupines and bats, roasting 'smarshmallows' and feeding the campfire, walking around and enjoying the outdoors.
Then surprise! a flat tire on the Buick! yikes. We only had one of those temp tires, so decided we'd better head into town and get it fixed. Only to find out that nothing is open after 7 pm on a Saturday night. So we filled the tire with fix a flat and limped on home to sleep in our comfy bed instead of on the cold hard ground or the car. Maybe next weekend we'll be better prepared.
As far as knitting goes, I did manage to get a couple of inches done on the Touring Wrap, which was good considering I generally had a little boy on my lap. I think it smells like campfire too, which may or may not be a good thing.
Here are some pix of the day's fun.