Daily Reflections From My Window

July 18, 2021 Sunday: Stormy Weather


“The weather is the weather. You have to deal with whatever is out there.”

Matt Cassel

We’re camping this weekend and the company has been great but the weather has been so so. It’s been a good learning experience for me. I’m rusty with what we need and we’ve never packed up when things have been wet or really dirty so I’ve been asking our fellow campers lots of questions about that. I’m not a fan of mud everywhere. To be fair, this location is one of the most beautifully maintained that we’ve ever been to. It was one of our first campgrounds and as a new camper, who doesn’t come from a camping family and who never went away to camp as a kid, this one really sets the bar high. What I must have missed! So things aren’t as much dirty as they are wet.

As much as we loved being here, we packed up our little home on wheels and headed back to the real world. I’m glad we left when we did because it gave us time to scrub, do the deep clean and get her ready for our next adventure. Here are some highlights from this one.

This is Dawn and George’s home away from home. It’s the cutest camper in any park. It’s like sunshine on wheels!

I’ll bet you didn’t know that some cats love to camp. Meet Lexi, Bob and Diane’s camping cat. Look up “chill” in the dictionary. There will probably be a picture of Lexi as the definition. She’s a sweetie. Since it started to rain on Saturday, we headed into town for lunch. I had the most amazing mahi-mahi tacos and Jay had an Ahi Tuna Reuben. Good stuff at the Golden Eagle Pub. Yes, I was wearing my navy wool tank dress.

I’m talking alpaca here! After lunch we headed to an alpaca store and visited with the owner before heading back to the campsite.

Here’s Jay sitting outside of it. It’s called Backstage Alpaca in Historic Bedford which is the cutest town. We just walked around and we’re amazed at the ages on some of the buildings.

I’ll have to continue this tomorrow. I feel like I’m phoning it in and that’s not fair to you. Thank you if you got this far. I’m pooped and it’s late and I must go. Camping wears me out! In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!