At first I thought I was having writer’s block but then I realized nope I wasn’t….there just isn’t a whole lot to write about. Another camping weekend has ended and once again this was a great group of campers. The campground was about 75% full which was pretty good considering it was one of the hottest weekends yet. The temperatures hovered around 90 to 95 degrees with a heat index just over 100 most of the weekend with humidity high…. very high. Not a great weekend for tent camping but we had several doing the tent thing this weekend. Mike also assisted a few campers with their electric hookups. We had a couple of sites where the breakers kept tripping. Seems like there was a lot of electrical pull from AC use. Most sites are 30 amp with a few 50 amps. These were 30 amp sites and with only one air conditioner they should have been ok. We couldn’t find anything wrong so we reported this to the maintenance department. I assume all things turned out ok because we never heard anything else. We sold lots of ice this weekend and believe it or not several bundles of wood. It seems when kids go camping they MUST have a fire and roast marshmallows or make S’mores. It is tradition!!
We had a pleasant encounter with an old friend this weekend. We saw a couple pull their travel trailer into a site behind us and thought, from a distance, they looked familiar but didn’t think any more about it. Come to find out it was Joe and Beth Cafaro, formerly from LaGrange. He is a professor of history at LaGrange College and long time friends of our family. A great couple. Since we were working and they were enjoying the weekend we never were able to get together for very long and I never got a picture. It was great to see them, especially out camping. We went to LaGrange this afternoon to do a little mid-month shopping at Wal-Mart and to pick up my prescriptions. While we were there we met Stephen for a coke at McDonalds. It is always good to see him. He drove down yesterday and we had a late lunch at San Marcos together.
On a more somber note….please keep the families that were injured or killed in Arkansas in your thoughts and prayers. What a horrible tragedy this was. This is a huge reminder of how quickly disaster can strike and how each of us needs to be keenly aware of our surroundings at all times. One thing Mike and I have not purchased YET is a weather radio than runs on batteries. We know we need one but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing it yet. Now I think we will. We want it to be battery operated because in inclement weather you most likely will lose power. Along with the weather radio you need to have the NOAA codes for the area you are currently in. This will narrow down the weather to your area . So much has been written on staying safe in this lifestyle and this tragedy brings a lot of this real close to home. Again, please keep these families in your prayers.
I wasn’t kidding when I said there wasn’t much going on. It has been too hot to get out and do much so we have pretty much just been chillin in our recliners. I hope we haven’t bored you too badly but there are weekends that are pretty uneventful even when full-timing. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you had a great weekend.