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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Monday, August 07, 2006


After 15 nights of camping , fishing , sunning and getting rained on , we are home again after a much needed holiday ! Of course the weatherman was very fickle and we got rain ( not predicted when we left here with + 30 weather ) . At 5 am the 4th morning we are outside trying to wrestle our awning down in the rain and wind . After losing an awning last year to too much rain , we do not tempt Mother Nature ! Fortunately the winds only lasted part of the day and by noon it was out again - with a good slope on it so the rain could run off it - the joy the the motor home allows for with the height difference as upposed to the trailer . Never got one puddle of rain water on it in all the time it rained ! Thank heavens for the awning just so we could sit under in during a few cloud bursts ! Fortunately a little nasty weather doesn't dampen our camping - yeah we really roughed it this year in the motorhome ! Even watched 2 movies on the nights it was pouring out ! Now that is unheard of for us - we must be getting old ! LOL ! The only trouble with the MH was we were pretty well stuck where we were for the 2 weeks as it is a prize pain to go anywhere - everything has to be moved out from under the MH , the awning has to go back up , the slideout has to be brought in and everything that is on the counters has to be put away .... NO , we just stayed where we were ! Did pretty good in the grocery department - though we did start craving some fresh veggies ( see I told you we are getting old ! ) but fortunately the campground has the greatest little cafe with it and we managed a few ( okay a LOT ! ) of meals at it ! Hey , I was on holidays too ! Fresh homemade soup and pies , great cobb salad and french fries to die for !!!
And the fishing was excellent although we practise catch and release so only kept 3 rainbow trout to eat for supper one evening ! And I caught the biggest fish I have ever caught ! A 2-2.5 lb rainbow trout caught on a sinking line with a wet fly on a fly rod ! Great fun - but the camera was on the table of the MH so I have no proof although DH had to take it off the hook for me ! I ain't touching those slimy , wiggly things ! We even had a bald eagle come right down to the water beside the boat to grab a fish that DH had put back in - and yes the camera was in the MH !
Youngest DS showed up Thursday morning for a couple of days of tenting andto go fishing - so he entertained DH while I suffered through a " bad bug " that DH had for a few days previous ! Then we had friends show up yesterday afternoon to camp with us but DH ( & I ) had made up our minds to come home today .They stayed out there today . For some strange reason even when you are on holidays , it seems the the laundry just keeps piling up ! Tomorrow is a holiday here so DH wouldn't be at work but will be giving the MH a much need scrubbing on the outside and I will be doing laundry ........................................Welcome HOME !

1 comment:

  1. welcome home donna. so glad that you are back and that you had a great time camping. seems like a lot of us are going or have gone camping recently LOL