We woke up to a glorious day.
And the best part was that I did not have to cook breakfast. Hubby had made coffee eggs and bacon.
We caught nothing so fish was not on the menu that night
Later we had a feast of steak and potatoes.
As the sun started to set My husband made a nice campfire and we made smores~~We call them Schmoes
We noticed that as the sun set, there were no stars to be seen.
Oh oh...could that mean it's going to rain?
Then my daughter and I noticed something in the background.
Something over the nearby mountain
Lightening flashes behind the clouded sky
Within 20 minutes we were all in the tent listening to the rain
then the wind~
Then crackle BOOM!
the lightening lit up the inside of our tent and let me tell you I was scared
Our Dog cried and whined and the only way to calm him was to let him sleep on my mattress. I held him like a baby
My Daughter asked " Mom are you scared?"
I answered, "No Baby, I'm not"
But I was! I WAS!
My Darling Daughter J was sitting up on her mattress right beside me and Sweet Son was huddled with Dad on the other side of the tent
The tent came with a rain fly (a sort of extra covering) for the rain and it was held in place to the ground by some stakes
We could feel the water flowing and rushing all around us outside
The sides of the tent bowed and shook
I really prayed
At one point I couldn't hear anyone talking
All we heard was the sound of the storm
It echoed and seemed to bounce against and back from every tree, every rock
and just when I thought the tent could not withstand anymore...the rain slowed and the lightening faded into the distance
Finally, the crickets started their song again and sleep took us away to la la land. Ahhhh finally we could get some rest
around 3am when my daughter woke me up and said she had to go to the bathroom...
Happy Birthday to me