Sunday, October 27, 2013

./` It's like Thunder! Lightening! ./`

./`./` The way you love me is frightenin'!  I betta knock .... on wood! ./`./`
I sure wasn't singing this morning at quarter to five when the power went out in our campground (then came back on, then off, then on, then off - every time the microwave beeping to tell you the clock needed to be reset.)  There was a pretty massive storm cell that come thru the area - thankfully,  it was in the wee early morning hours - but wow! It was intense!
After traveling nearly 2600 miles in less than 6 days with my Mom to lay Grandma Ford to rest in Arizona week before last, I needed to go camping.  It recharges my emotions, it brings me back to center, it draws RDB and I closer together.  It's what calms me.  Again, I can't help but wonder why more people don't unplug from the rush and chaos of everyday life and go camping.
Playing with my Great Aunt LaCene's "Texas-Sized" cards.
We left out for Double Lake Recreation Area Friday afternoon, and the weather this week, and into the weekend, was beckoning us on.  We'd been to Double Lake once before - for our very first camping trip with the Pop-Up, and it was nice to be back at this campground again.  We've started to realize that we really enjoy going to campgrounds where we can reserve site-specific.  We've gotten spoiled by Honey and her full hook-ups, it's hard to pass on that convenience now.
RV there yet?
We spent most of the weekend outside enjoying the amazing weather - it was beautifully cool and comfortable.  I have a new point-and-shoot camera (another Cannon, I can't seem to get away from them) and so I spent a good portion of the time playing with it.  RDB, of course, was playing with Diesel.

 Of course, the thing I love about my digital camera, is that I can take as many shots as I need in order to get the one that works.  Like the one directly above - it took about 9 shots to get that... but not all of the miss-fires are trash, check out this one:

"Mom and Dad cuddling? Yuck!"
I did a little interior decorating on the camper this weekend, too - you know me, I'm always looking for ways to make our second home a little more 'home-y."  I had a coupon for JoAnn Crafts (dangerous store!) and found these little vinyl wall quotes.  It was incredibly easy to apply, and I loved the saying: "Life is a happy adventure"  Diesel loves it, too - though I think it may be more that he loves our bed.

Needless to say, we're loving camping more than we love our Steelers right now (we're home watching the game against the Raiders - and it ain't pretty).  Maybe we should get our team to go camping?  I know it sure helped me this weekend...
For more camping photos, go here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Treasured Moments

Alice Ford, 1924-2013

She was strength, unchanging, and gave me great "treasured moments" as a kid.
We laid my Grandma Ford to rest in Tucson, Arizona this day.
"Laugh more than you cry."
"Yes is better than no."