Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content- Philippians 4:11

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Camping ~ Crystal Springs 2008 ~ Day 5

Well, like I said, we loaded everything up and had the camp all clear before we went to bed. Getting up and getting ready to go this morning was a breeze.  Rog said he wanted to be on the road by noonish.  We hit it pretty close - dumping the tank to the camper stalled us, because we weren't sure what we were doing or how long it would take. We did get on the road about 12:20.  We were making it along just fine - then at 1:15 -you can sorta see the damage to the truck - those bent bars on the right.

Here is a strip of the tire in the back of the truck - there was another strip that flew towards us - we were following in the van.

So, fortunately, Rog has a friend that lives in Hot Springs and he happened to be home, and he happened to have a friend that had a jack that would jack the truck and camper. And he was nice enough to come help. Chelle and I did what we could, but our job was to sit in the van, off the road, with the kiddos. Once they got the tire fixed, the kiddos went with Chelle in the van and I rode with Rog in the truck.

We made it home with no more issues.

ETA: Rog's dad - the owner of the truck - did some searching and back a few years ago, when Firestone did that major recall - well, turns out these were the one number that did not need to be recalled at the did over $2000 worth of damage to his truck - and it banged up the camper a bit as well.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Camping ~ Crystal Springs 2008 ~ Day 4

The kiddos didn't want to go down to the swim area and swim today...Rog taught them how to bait their own hook with the worms they were finding under the leaves at the campsite. Then he taught them to take the little fishes they were catching and remove them from the hooks and toss them back!  They fished for something like 6 hours.  I think they were so interested in it because they were actually catching stuff.

After dinner, we got news that it was supposed to rain all night, so since we were leaving the next day anyways, we went ahead and packed the campsite up completely! We were all tired, so we went to the showers then called it a day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Camping ~ Crystal Springs 2008 ~ Day 3

Well, Rog's brother and his friend came down to the lake today so Rog could ski - well, they wanted to also - but the fun didn't last long.  They all got to get up on ski's one time, then the boat went ka-put on us.  We had to be towed back into the marina.  Rog's mom was going to join us, she got there just in time to see them pulling us back in. They all stayed and had dinner with us, so it was a nice time despite the boat.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Camping ~ Crystal Springs 2008 ~ Day 2

We pretty much spent the entire day out on the lake. Between hanging out in the boat, tubing, swimming in the middle of the lake or on an island.  Rog taught me how to drive the boat, so he could tube.  It was fun but a little nerve wracking - thankfully, the lake was very quiet and there were very few people out there! 

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Camping ~ Crystal Springs 2008 ~ Day 1

 This morning, we got up and finished packing, got the house picked up a bit, then Rog went to his parents house to pick up the camper.  He brought it over here so we could load it up and head out!

We got everything loaded and headed out - we were pretty excited about this trip - we usually tent camp, so having this was going to be a really nice time. This year, we chose to go to Crystal Springs.  We go here a lot to hang out, but never camped here. We got there and got all set up - we arrived much earlier than we anticipated, so we ran back into Hot Springs for some dinner.

Once we returned back to the campsite -it was time for smores!  YUM!

My sister and my neice.

Rog and I sharing a smore!