Monday, September 20, 2010

Camping 2.0, SEC Game Day 3.0 and Birthday 4.0

We had a merger this weekend. We rolled the second community group camp out, Razorback vs GA Bulldog and L(arcenous) S(tinky) U(gly) Tiger vs Mississippi State Bulldog football watch party, and Lydia's 4th Birthday party all into one weekend. BUT wait! There's more: we squeezed in a trip to a Mexican restaurant, tubing, and fishing, too.
The air mattress before it completely deflated Friday night


Base camp - notice the satellite dish?
Gene and I stretched the birthday into a weekend starting with a few gifts on Friday to make the trip more fun - Lydia got her rod & reel, hula hoop, new Hello Kitty bike, and bubbles. Saturday was game day, and  our base camp became tail gate central with the addition of our brand spanking new satellite and tv - well, and with Teresa's awesome walking tacos for lunch and Whole Hog Cafe's BBQ for supper. Boating happened before & after the first game, and the kids LOVED it.

The next morning the ladies, two youngest children (including the birthday girl), and two men set out in the boat. It was the smoothest I've ever seen the lake! I was afraid the water would be too cold to enjoy, but I was so wrong. We've had such hot weather that it was perfect.

We had one more group hit the water for about 2 hours, and then it was time for cake & presents. It was so much fun in spite of the heat (it was epic, ya'll!) and the air mattress fail on Friday night that led to the purchase on a new one Saturday night. We even had a raid by some wild animal before we got up Sunday morning that I slept through because a) I was exhausted b)the fan was blowing right on my head and c) if it didn't invade the tent or turn the fan off I didn't care what it did.

2 comments:

Ohilda said...

You guys are TOO cool! What a wonderful birthday celebration.

Ohilda said...

You guys are TOO cool! What a wonderful birthday celebration.