And then Chuck emailed that it was pouring over there. You know, over there, where we were going to camp and ride? Awesome. Now I was facing the prospect of a rainy camping trip and no ride if the trails were closed due to bad conditions. Jeff and I briefly discussed not going, but the camper was loaded and hooked up, and J was already in his car seat. He'd been so excited and helpful about going that, in the end, we couldn't let him down. And, besides, it surely wouldn't rain all weekend.
|How could you say no to this face?|
I'm glad we gave it another try. It's a beautiful park with a very nice campground. A very nice campground which, due to the rain that was indeed falling in the area, was only populated by a few other
|Home sweet home|
Jeff ended up getting up with J, and they hung out and watched a movie that morning (yeah, we're roughing it...but it was a 13" screen, if that makes you feel better :D), so I got to sleep in til 10:30. We played numerous games of Skip-Bo Deluxe.
|No, he's not picking his nose. More likely, he's about to give me the finger. Bc I won. Three times. Not graciously. :)|
J loved this game, despite the fact that we played it four or five times over the course of the weekend, and he didn't win once. That's something, for my hyper-competitive child.
Unwilling to sit in the camper all day, rain or no rain, I convinced the boys to go for a hike. "We'll jump over creeks! It'll be fun!" Both were skeptical. Every time another burst of raindrops pummelled the camper, I'd brightly reassure them, "It's not raining hard; that's just the water blowing off the trees!" Eventually it occurred to me that we'd be subject to that same soaking as we hiked through the woods, so I shut up and hoped they wouldn't come to the same realization.
Desite my optimistic claims, J was so skeptical that we were about this close to
|This picture cracks me up because it looks like some serious Photoshopping went on.|
He was thrilled when we got to the first little creek crossing.
|It's a bird...it's a plane...|
|Yeah...jump over that puddle|
|Don't want to get your feet wet!|
|Another awesome creek crossing|
|You can see that the trails were in fantastic shape.|
And it didn't actually rain the entire time. It stopped long enough for us to pack up the camper.
And then rained the whole way home.