After breakfast the rain was starting to let up so Kevin took a trip on his mountain bike around the Lakeside Loop. I took Connor to the family/handicapped bathroom to give him a much needed shower. The family bathroom was awesome. It was one huge bathroom with a huge shower and it allowed for a lot of space to deal with showering a toddler.
After Connor's shower we had to wait a little while longer for Kevin to return. When he did he showered and Connor slowly but surely started to get stir crazy in the small cabin. When Kevin and I were packing he insisted we take my laptop and some movies with us "just in case". I swore up and down we wouldn't need them. "We would be camping." "We didn't take laptops and movies with us when I went camping as a kid." ........ Well...... I busted it out and played two episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It chilled him out long enough for Kevin to finish up and us to leave on an adventure for a little while.
|Waiting for breakfast to get done.|
|Watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse... I felt like a total camping failure setting it up.|
|Hard to see him but that's the American Bald Eagle|
|My two favorites... the two Red Tailed Hawks|
|We took a moment for some family photos|
|Cute as can be. Makes me sad he went from so happy to so upset. :*(|
Kevin and I realized that once we started hearing thunder in the area we had about 45min before it hit. Poor Kevin was stuck mountain biking in the torrential down pour. He said at one point he couldn't see the trail because of the rivers they had turned into, couldn't see because the rain was in his eyes and thought he might have busted his tire twice on his way back. There wasn't a dry spot on him when he finally returned.
|Singing a song a little tooooo close to the edge of that stump.....|
|Our site was flooding!|
|The fire went out......|
|A river formed from the site next to us down the driveway and under the trailblazer|
|RAIN RAIN RAIN!|
Tuesday night we had moved the coolers into the Trailblazer like we had every night previously to make sure animals would leave our stuff alone. We also would put the trash bags into the Trailblazer or run it up to the dumpster. BUT Tuesday night.... we left the trash bag on the porch. It was raining... we felt lazy... whatever....
Well...................... Good news is Connor stayed in bed all night. Bad news is we had a visitor. I woke up to the sound of a cup falling and the rustling of the trash bag. Since I was coming out of a deep sleep (how I got into that deep sleep I shall never know), I was moving slow and freaked out all at the same time. I woke up Kevin we shined the flash light and Kevin said I was hearing things.
A little while later... not sure how long later.... I hear rustling AGAIN. This time I jumped out of bed and shined the flashlight through the screen door. NOTHING! Kevin determined I was loosing my mind.
Another little while later I was back into a deep sleep BUT Kevin was awake and listening to find out if I was crazy or not. THEN he heard it and scared the CRAP out of me. He sat up super fast and shined the light at the door. I didn't even know he was sleeping with the flashlight! He said he did see something small and black. We cautiously ventured out to the porch and Kevin put the bag into the Trailblazer so we could get some sleep in peace....
Wednesday morning was mine and Kevin's 4 year wedding anniversary. We were up and packing to go early. We had ourselves one last breakfast and Kevin loaded the car up in the rain. We waved good bye and started our venture home. Connor fell asleep again and it was a long quiet ride home.
We arrived home exhausted but enjoyed the trip. Unpacking is the absolute worst BUT totally worth it. This is definitely a trip worth remembering!