August 8 – 10, 2008

We went to Spring Gulch for a long weekend.  It was just Matt, Emily, the dogs and I this weekend as Kathy has to get ready for a trip to Alaska on Sunday.  It would just be too difficult to try to get Kathy back and to the airport in time for flying out on Sunday, so she decided to stay behind.  There are no pictures this weekend since Kathy needs to take the camera with her to Alaska.

We left the house around 1:30 or so, expecting it to take about an hour and a half to get there.  However, we ran into quite a bit of traffic and we didn’t get up there until almost 4:00.  Check-in was quick and we got up to the site OK.  There was a little issue with directions, they gave me the wrong road to get to the site, so I ended up having to back up about 30 to 45 yards around a turn.  Not the most difficult thing, but it can be tricky when I don’t have a spotter.

Overall, I was very impressed with Matt and Emily’s behavior this weekend.  They showed quite a bit of patience.

We walked around the campground a little to figure out where everything was and take the dogs for a walk. Our site was really secluded and backed right up to the woods. We were about as far from the bath house as we could be, but it was fine.

On Saturday, the kids decided they wanted to go to the pool.  It was a bit cool out, but the kids were OK going to the pool anyway. They had quite a bit of fun, we were there until about 11:30 before we headed back to the site for lunch.

After lunch we went down to the main level to do the tie-dye t-shirts. Matt and Emily each made one (I actually made it, but they helped a little). Emily’s is a little big… I got her the smallest size they had, but it was still quite big on her. It will be a nice sleep shirt though.

After the t-shirts, we went to the store to get some groceries. I picked up some snacks for the kids and we got some ring bologna. After that, the kids decided that they wanted to go back to the pool. We were there until dinner time.

On Sunday we decided to head up to Elizabethtown to visit with my Dad and Nan. It had been a while since the kids visited Nan and it was my Dad’s birthday. We took the mutts along and that made for quite a bit of activity. I tried letting Daisy off her leash once and of course, she ran away. Luckily, I was able to get Geddy to stop and eventually Daisy stopped as well… but she was pretty far into the field by that point. That is a really annoying trait that she has.

Overall, it was a good visit, we got to see Terri, Mark, Don and Kathy and all the kids. We headed back when the weather started turning. We got back to the camp site just in time for a storm to move through. We weren’t planning anything special at night anyway.  After the storm, it got quite cold… it dropped into the low 50s Sunday night – not what you would expect for the middle of August.