Hubby and I were concerned about their safety and tried to plan accordingly to avoid some possible obstacles.
They had several wishes that they wanted to do while camping. 1. Go swimming in the lake and 2. Have smores for the 1st time in their lives.
Friday night was uneventful, everyone was so tired that we all turned in before 9 p.m. But Saterday became a bit more challenging.
We had planned on fixing all of the meals outside. Well hubby got a brilliant Idea that we needed to go into town for breakfeast( not that we objected or anything, but it did get him out of cooking at least one meal, LOL). As we tottled around town we noticed some rain clouds forming and decided we would head back to camp. We hadn't been back 5 minutes when it started to rain, and rain and rain... do you have the idea now that it was raining and hard... So know this meant sandwiches in the trailer.. done... still raining hours later... with the arrival of three more people to our campsite, where they had planned to pitch their tent... WRONG!!! By this time there was 1 1/2 of rain running over the ground and continued to be told it is going to stop any minute now... 2 1/2 hours later about sundown it finally stopped and cleared after 5" total of rain in 8 hours... This picture captured the last of the daylight that we were able to enjoy. So another day of waiting for smores and swimming... Sunday was our lucky day. We were able to cook all the meals outside... yeahee us. Took Mikes' folks to the swimming area and they both navigated to the water within about 45 minutes... but they did it. They were such good sports about it all. When they were ready to get out of the water and walked towards their chairs... several people there stood up and clapped for them. I just cried happy tears at that point. I was pleasently suprised at how many people wanted to help treat My father in law when they saw his leg was bleeding.. we treated it and they sat in the sun to work on their tan. As soon as we got back from swimming they were hungry. So we fixed the steaks, pototos and corn on the cob, it all turned out wonderful.. However my mother in law was getting so excited about finally getting to have a smores after all these years..Judy and I were busy making smores as fast as we could, they were a hit around the firepit.
So the short version of this photo-heart connection is this picture captured the feeling of the trip as they are on the sunset of their lives, we feel so blessed to have be able to make some of their bucket list items come to pass and the colors of the sky reflects they beauty of it all.