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Gratitude Monday: Home from Vacation

It rained. . It was cold. I was in a tent. My camera let me down. Seems like not much to cheer about, doesn’t it?  It was a grand vacation. 😐  A gentle rain that soothe me to sleep.   I love to hear on a tent….at night.  I had a poncho for venturing out. Right at 2AM the rain stopped and my bladder woke me. What a stroke of luck.  By 2:30, the rain soothed me back to sleep. We stayed dry. No leaks until the tent’s rain-flap reached the point of saturation. Two drops. That’s all.  Gratitude. :-O 😐…

When People Go Above and Beyond

I love to camp.  I camped since, well, maybe since before I was born.  Mom camped as a little girl.  Grandpa camped.  Now my grandchildren camp with me. When I say camping, I mean in a tent, on the ground, cooking on a campfire or a propane stove, swimming, biking, walking, and eating ice cream. I love the sound of the night that comes through tent walls.  I love when the sound of silence wakes me at 2 AM because even the crickets went to sleep. I love the sound of the wind rustling the branches, and flashes of lightning…

Photo Friday: Sunsets

Sunset over water fills me with peace. The light calms my soul. Children murmur.. The breeze whispers…Dinners beckons from outdoor grills.. Even pirate ships seem benign. Related articles A sunset on water Sunset

Stay-cation 2013

Every summer, for as long as I can remember, I go camping.  For the past 10 years or more, that means a trip to Van Buren State Park on Lake Michigan.  See the background to this post?  That’s last year’s Lake Surf.  (Well, it will be until I change the background in September. )  I love the Lake. Grandchildren, children, Love-one and I camp for about a week straddling a weekend in July. Mom and my sisters and brothers and their families join us for the weekend.  Not this July.  Because of Duckie’s osteomyelitis, and the danger of her breaking…

Photo Friday: Camping in the Heat

Oh my!  Even the nights were hot. Thank God for sandy beaches and cool waters of Lake Michigan.   One night we substituted light-sabers for a campfire. Still, if you are camping, you must have S’mores.  We made ours with Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Yum-eee.   The blueberries are sort of small this year.  Too much heat and not enough rain.  Still, the flavor is wonderfully intense.     And what’s a camping trip without a rainstorm to drive us home?   Related articles 9 ooey, gooey, fantastic s’mores recipes. (Is it summer without them?) (coolmompicks.com) Camping it Old Style…

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