Camping Trip – July 11-13, 2018

What do you do when you want to go camping, but still have things you need to do in the real world?  Keep it local!  One more time, we headed up to Misty Mountain Camp Resort.   Yay!  Our Scamp was all dressed up with somewhere to go.  🙂

 

We stayed in site #59 again, and after we had everything set up and got the A/C in the trailer turned on (it was in the 90s), we went to the pool.  Yes, there are perks to mid-week camping–we had the pool to ourselves!

After we got back to the trailer, Wayne needed to go check on something at the house, and I decided to stay and take a nap in the trailer.  I fell right to sleep, but after 20 minutes I startled awake when I felt the trailer move!  It literally felt like someone had pushed on the tongue of the trailer and quickly moved it side to side.  WTH?!  As I jumped up and peeked out the windows, an app on my phone alerted me to a severe thunderstorm warning.  Had the shaking been caused by thunder?!

I didn’t hear any thunder–and there was no more shaking–but when Wayne got back about 10-15 minutes later, he said he’d run into a crazy-strong storm just east of the campground by a couple of miles!

While this storm didn’t make a direct hit at Misty Mountain, radar showed that another one was coming right towards us from the west.  We  scurried around hoping we’d be able to quickly get our soup heated up on the camp stove, but we weren’t quick enough…

As a result, “first dinner” wound up being yogurt and popcorn in the trailer.

  

It literally poured for a while, but at least we were comfortable and dry in the trailer….

When the rain tapered off to light sprinkles, we decided to try cooking again.

  

Better, even though we did have to eat inside!

  

The next morning was clear, beautiful, and much cooler than the previous day.  We left the campground around 7 (yes, 7 a.m.!) and came home to feed and cuddle with Kian, our old Siamese guy.  Next on our to-do list was feeding the feral kitties that we care for.

  

After stopping by the post office to mail one of my spare tire covers to a buyer in Canada, we ate a late breakfast/early lunch.  When we finally got back to the campground, it was time for some serious relaxing.  🙂

And then it was pool time again!

I’m not sure why the water made me look 8 feet tall, but I was totally blissed out!

Love this picture of Wayne:

We stayed in the pool for over an hour–floating, swimming, and totally enjoying ourselves–before going back up the hill to our campsite. A tiny dragonfly stopped by to visit.

  

We had soup again for dinner, but this time we were able to eat outside on the picnic table.

As it started to get dark, Wayne got a campfire going.

And since we had the fixin’s this time out, S’mores happened!

  

We sat outside by the fire until there was nothing left but embers, thankful that we’d been able to take a 2-day mini-vacation and still keep up with everything else in our busy lives.  We hope to do this again before the summer is over!

Spare Tire Covers – July 3, 2018

It started with the spare tire cover I made for our trailer, which matches the new curtains inside the trailer.

Once I’d figured out how to make them, I was off and running–uh, sewing!

These fun and colorful spare cover tires fit 24″ wide tires.  Our Scamp has been the “model,” and I listed them on our Etsy page.  I’m offering free shipping on these through September 1, 2018.

I’ve also completed a custom tire cover (for a glamper), and I have another custom cover order for a different size spare tire, which is also for a glamper.  Lots of work, but lots of fun, too!

So far it’s been a summer of very little camping, but a whole lot of sewing, drawing, and painting.  Follow us on Instagram to see all the different projects we’re working on! 🙂