We did something we have never done before this year. We went camping and didn’t bring a tent, a camp stove, a cooler or any food along. Instead we rented a chalet and bought a meal plan at the camp cafeteria. This was a great idea! It sure made “camping” a whole lot more enjoyable for me!
We didn’t have great weather the week we were at the campground but we all had a fantastic time. P (formerly called P-9) had his tenth birthday while we were there. The morning of his birthday he got up and sleepily announced to us all that he was now a decade old. It was one of those precious moments that make me glad that I am around my boys as much as I am.
I hardly saw D and P while we were chalet-ing it. They were off with their buddies playing soccer, baseball or manhunt and at times they managed to get a little fishing in. D had a chance to fish alongside Mr. S who knows his stuff. He caught seven sunfish that expedition.
I had a chance to relax and fellowship with Christians. I have friends there who bought a pontoon last year and this year I had a chance to go out on the lake in it with them. It was very enjoyable. I also had a chance to enjoy the nature trails. This year I did a little less dancing as I navigated my way along those picturesque paths. The bugs weren’t quite as thick and blood-thirsty as they were last year.
The boys are hopeful that we will continue to make our annual pilgrimmage out to this campground even if we move. I am hopeful too.