Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Musings - May 17, 2010

SPECIAL CAMPING EDITION

Dear Mr. Sister,

Thank you for having the tent all set up by our arrival!

An appreciative 5th

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Dear National Weather Service,

When you predicted isolated thundershowers, I didn't realize you meant that the storm would isolate itself over our campsite...all night long!!!

A formerly trusting 5th

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Dear Tent,

You have served us well for many years. I have always said I could camp in the rain as long as I have a tent to stay dry in. That is why it was terribly disappointing that you picked this particular trip to spring leaks! Do you know how difficult it is to sleep when rain is dripping on your nose and toes? It was worse on Munch's side of the tent....so he and Daisy decided that my air mattress was the place of refuge.

A wet and weary 5th

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Dear Daisy,

For a 1st time camper you did amazingly well! I especially loved the fact that you defended us against moths, dragonflies, flying embers and park rangers. Good job!

Your snuggle buddy,

The Alpha 5th

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Dear Campers one site over,

Seriously...what's with the chopping of wood at 11pm? Don't you know sound is amplified in the dark of night? A little consideration for fellow campers would have been appreciated.

A sleep deprived 5th

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Dear Fish,

Quit stealing my lures!

An exasperated 5th

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Dear Camp Stove and Mini Weber,

Thank you for making easy work of our meals. The marinated chicken, cooked over hot coals, was particularly tasty. And having hot water for morning coffee and cocoa was such a bonus!

A fat and happy 5th

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Despite the nightly rain, we did have an outstanding Saturday in which we were able to get all of our kayaking and fishing in. Please enjoy the following photos.

"You sleep in the wet spot"
"No, you sleep in the wet spot"

"Please take me with you!"

The boys depart on their kayaking adventure

"How about you, Bethany? Can I go with you?"

"Well, if I cannot kayak, I shall defend our turf, 
dutifully awaiting your return."

Mama 5th catching some rays waiting her turn to kayak.
Gotta love the oversize pink sunglasses!

Mr. Sister feeding lures to the rascally fish

Now what's a camping trip without toasted marshmallows?

Everyone has their own technique and preference





16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yeah, i'm jealous...
looks like a wonderful time, leaks or otherwise....

Jephy's Mom said...

Looks like a great spot to camp.

Julie Schuler said...

It looks like fun, except for the wet parts!

L.B. said...

That sounds like a great trip - minus the leak-filled tent and the noisy wood-chopping campers. And glad Daisy protected you from park rangers. Last thing you want are park rangers nearby, so good on you Daisy :)

banshezmom said...

Looks like you had a great time....you certainly deserve it!

Heather of the EO said...

What a grand adventure! :)

Jenny said...

What fun! You look adorable! AND tell me true...how hard is kayaking? It is one of my end goals for loosing weight...I've always wanted to try it...that and biking through the autumn leaves in Vermont!

Bossy Betty said...

Looks fun, but I am going to guess you are really glad to be home now!

blueviolet said...

I'm really glad it wasn't completely rained out, but nighttime sleeping when wet would be miserable!

Steven Anthony said...

even with the rain, looks like a great trip ;)

Tina said...

Ah yes, the leaky tent. I feel your pain, been there, done that too. Now we have a camper. And stay dry. I figure I earned it having tent camped for 23 years.

Tracy said...

Despite the rain, it looks like a wonderful time. I love your fashion of Monday Musings - and I love the pink glasses!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

WOW!!looks and sounds like a terrific time. Love the photos.
And Polly, you look gorgeous in that photo!3wow!
Have a great week ahead!:o)
Missed you!
B xx

Mumsy said...

Looks so much fun! Hope the rest of your trip stays dry and sunny..

Raoulysgirl said...

I am so glad you guys had a great time...even with the rain and noisy neighbors!!! Daisy was certainly lucky to find such a warm and loving family to care for her!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

It looks like the sun came out for a little while but sorry it was so soggy in the tent.

The second to the last pic made me hungry for s'mores!

Cheers,
jj

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