Ahhhhhh yes, last week, I mentioned that we were going camping for the weekend... and that we did. The weather was perfect, the food was perfect, my cigars were perfect, the lake for my kayak was perfect, and the camping area was perfect. Toby, our dog??? Now that's another story. Well, and then there were those danged coyote's. And oh yeah, "Jeremy" too...
OK, so as we sat around the dining table on Easter Sunday afternoon playing Yahtzee with some of the kids, we decided that it would be really cool to go tent camping while the weather was still somewhat cool and not too hot to go. So, the "plan" was set in motion. Donna got on the computer and over the course of the next few days, she found a place not too far away that "looked" like a good place to try. It has been a while since we have been camping and our camping "main-stay" had become over run with a breed of ants that made it impossible to continue going there. So, we settled on Double Lake Recreation Area in Coldspring, Texas, just North of Houston.
|Our Tent... Ready to Go|
|John, Sami, & Munchkin's...|
|Munchkin enjoying the Hammock in front of Stephen & Lauren's tent...|
Saturday turned out to be a perfect weather day. Lots of sunshine and just right warm temperatures. The frisbee and football were thrown about, volleyball was played, and my kayak got wet...
|The Tobester... Before things went South for the Little Guy|
|In his own chair, nose up in the air!!!|
|It was "On like Donkey Kong" on the Volleyball Court|
|I think Munchkin got "Busted" here...|
|And here: Munch wanted to push Papa off the shore...|
|...And she did a good job!!!|
|A look from my View...|
|Lauren took it to the edge... way out there!!!|
|Sambo & Munchkin hit the water too...|
|My Kayak... Done for the Day|
|Our Camp Site... Chillin' on Saturday Evening|
|The "Dudes" L to R: John, Slu, (Toby), Shane, & Stephen|
|The "Dudettes" L to R: Donna, Sambo, Munchkin (with Jeremy), Lauren, & Porsche (and Toby hiding)|
|Shane & Porsche made it for Saturday Dinner (Ribs)...|
|Saturday night Campfire, courtesy of Sami & John|
As cold as Friday night was for sleeping, Saturday night was nearly perfect: Not too cold, not too hot. It was perfect. And then... the Coyote's made their presence known. Not once, but two or three times. Thankfully, not in our camp, but they were not far from us and they made sure they woke us up.
|Munchkin and her new friend, "Jeremy"|
|Inside the Tent...|
|I love My Music!!!|
Quote: I saw this quote a few days ago, remembered it from back in the day, and just had to share it... It is just too cool: From Shakespeare, "I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed." How great is that???
Market Watch: A bit of a down-slide for both Facebook, closing yesterday at 25.69, and the Dow, closing yesterday at 14,537... although the Dow is still looking very strong.
The End: In the books!!! I appreciate you stopping by very much. Thank You and I hope to see you back next week. Til then...
Be safe, be smart, and always Smile... It's "Happy Friday"
adios... vaya con dios