This weekend we are almost at capacity in the campground. It has been fun watching the folks come in, find their “perfect” spot, set up and have the fun begin. Gerri & I have been blessed in meeting several really nice folks. In fact, we met one family that lived where Gerri’s dad was born and raised; come to find out that their last name is Norman and Gerri’s grandmother was a Norman from the same area. Are they related???? Who knows, but now as we pass them we each say hey cousin. Then we just smile and go on each with our own activities. Several folks have come up and told us thanks for the things we do and for insuring their safety and quiet time by making rounds through the campground.
On the day before the 4th, there were many activities the families could choose from. A gentleman, Adam Kober, from the area brought in a couple of snakes and had a scheduled “Snakes Alive” program. The snakes were his pets, one was a Milk Snake and the other was an Albino Corn Snake. They were neat and colorful, and all who participated really enjoyed the program and learning.
After the program, the fire department returned to the campground and put on a water display. Actually they sprayed water in the air and let the kids run under the spray and get soaking wet. I even saw some parents walking under the spray. Gee there is a kid in all of us!
Later in the day there was a “fifties dance” at the amphitheater and several folks participated in this event.
As evening approached, the folks that run the Trading Post put on a movie for the kids to come to the pavilion and watch. They sold popcorn, sodas, candy and other incidentals. Needless to say the kids enjoyed the movie as well as the parents or grandparents.
The day was topped off by many campers, including us, building campfires and just enjoying being out in nature. The crickets, katydids and cicadas put on a grand serenade for great background music for the fireside stay.
We hope each of you had a grand day and we all remember how great and fortunate we are to live in a free nation. May we never take it for granted.