Wednesday, May 25, 2011
River Camping This Weekend
Whew! I just finished reading all the blog updates my blog buddies had written over the past week. It's been about that long since I've had time to sit here, relax, read, and post anything. Life never seems to slow down at our house. I was telling my hubby tonight that I almost feel guilty for sitting here reading because I just KNOW I should be doing something else--working from home, emptying the cat litter box, running errands, etc. However, when nothing came to mind (although I did attend choir practice tonight), I was thankful for some down time (finally).
I have the TV on in the background right now and it's on The Weather Channel as it has been in the evenings throughout most of this week. The sheer number and strength of the tornadoes that have affected our country so greatly this spring have just blown my mind, and my heart aches for those people who have lost loved ones, homes, life's treasures, etc. Most of Michigan's severe weather occurs in June, and I'm hoping and praying that the number of tornadoes we receive will be few.
Hubby & I are truly looking forward to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend! He has Thu. & Fri. off work this week, and I have Fri. off. The plan is for us to leave Friday morning to spend a long weekend in the woods along a river about 2 hours north of our house. We'll be camping on our friend's property (they own 20 acres) along the Rifle River near Standish, MI, and quite a few of the couples we affectionately refer to as "the river gang" will be camping with us. They are all our age, our kids attended the same schools, and they're a blast. And we even get to stay in a really nice travel trailer that's on the property because the couple that owns it can't make the trip this weekend!
Tom and I are SO geeked about finally having some time off work where we can be with each other in a quiet, wooded area with nature all around us. And we're bringing our camera, so I hope to get some cool pictures to show you guys! Oh yes...and the interesting thing about camping on this property is that other than a few travel trailers, it houses nothing more than ONE porta-potty. No electricity, no running water (unless you count the river), no nothing. LOL And since the river is like ICE cubes this time of year, we can't bathe and wash our hair in it like we might on a sweltering, humid weekend in July. My guess is that by the time Monday rolls along, my hair will look like someone spilled a can of 10W30 motor oil on it! (And no...I won't be taking pictures of THAT.)
With all the laundry and packing we have to do before Friday, I doubt I'll get back to blogging before the weekend, so here's wishing everyone a very safe and blessed Memorial Weekend. And thank you to those service men and women who gave of themselves in order for our wonderful country to be safe and FREE. :-)