What is the very best thing to do on a hot Saturday morning in a campground?? I hope you said “get wet and cool off” because that is exactly what the kids in our campground got to do this morning.
About 10:00 this morning we saw a big red fire truck pull into the campground and park at the Trading Post. The Pine Mountain Fire Department is a volunteer fire department and one of the long time firemen is Wayne Holloway, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Pine Mountain. He drove the truck this morning and went around announcing to the families that he was going to make it rain at 11:30.….. at least 1,000 gallons worth.
The kids quickly got into their swimsuits or just wore whatever they wanted and made their way to the Trading Post. At precisely 11:30 the rain began. Wayne and another volunteer fireman started the giant spray and the kids ran and danced around in the water. They had a great time and the more they squealed with delight the more other kids started to arrive.
It doesn’t take long for 1,000 gallons of water to be emptied. I am sure they could have played in the water for hours but all good things run out….and the water ran out. Wayne did have free water guns for all the kids so they left with their own equipment for water fun. Thank goodness it wasn’t water balloons. Only another camp host could understand that one.
It was a good thing the Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department decided to make it rain because that is ALL the rain we got today. It was a good day…lots of sunshine and many, many happy families.
We hope your weekend was a happy one also