Our weekend of camping, was fun! We left on Thursday morning to enjoy a couple of days away at F.D. Roosevelt State Park. It is only 30 minutes away, but it feels like 100! We packed up and came home on Sunday morning, because I had to be at a luncheon at church.
Friday morning, before we left, I turned on my computer and the first thing that I saw on my MSN home page, was the news about the horrific earthquake and tsunami that had hit Japan. I shared the news with my family as they began to wake up, and as David and I packed the truck and camper with what we would need for our camping trip, I was glued to the news on TV in order to learn more about what had happened. By the time we were to leave, I didn't want to. I knew that once we left, I would be cut off from any internet and TV contact. -- No. I don't have a "smart phone". In times like this, I wish I did!
The wind was pretty strong on Friday, which made it feel a lot colder. I realized real quick, that I didn't bring enough warm clothes! Oops! We brought our bikes and went for a two mile bike ride thru the park with our friends. When we returned, my fingers were numb and my lips and face were chapped! The bike ride as great, tho! We mostly hung out around the campsite waiting for more friends to arrive.
The campfire felt good that night. It kept my front side warm, but until I went to bed... I didn't realize that my "back side" was like an ice cube!! Therefore, when I crawled into my bed, I could not go to sleep because I could not get warm!! It took me a while to go to sleep. The temps that night were in the mid 30's. Even with the heater on in the camper.. I was STILL COLD!
Saturday was a better day because it was much warmer!! No more wind and the sun was shining beautifully! David cooked us a wonderful breakfast and then later, we went over to Callaway Gardens for a bike ride. We rode for over 6 miles on the great bike trail that they have there!
By the time we got back to the campground, more friends had arrived to hang out with us and celebrate my friend's birthday which is this week. It was fun to sit around and chat with everyone, and of course.... eat some yummy food!
One of the couples that came to camp with us, I had never met before. They were "friends-of-friends", if you know what I mean. As we were talking to these new friends, I learned that he used to live in Atlanta -- which is where I grew up. I asked him where he used to live in Atlanta. He said.. "Norcross". I said, "Oh really! That's where we lived when we were first married." Then, he said that he worked for an insurance company up there. I also used to work for one, so I asked him which one and I was surprised to learn that he and I worked for the same one for almost the exact same time period!! (1983-1986) It was a very small company, so to meet someone that worked there, was really neat! We did not know each other because we worked opposite schedules, but it was quite interesting to be able to talk to someone that had the same connection to something that I did!
I am sorry that I do not have any photos to share. The opportunity didn't really arise. We had a fun time and I wasn't ready to come home.
Today, I am sitting here watching the news and learning more about the terrible disaster in Japan. My heart breaks for them. I will have to break myself away from the TV so that I can get some chores done, tho.
Blessings to you all and I will do my best to get caught up on my blog reading as soon as I can!