Sharon and I headed up north with the girls on Friday afternoon. They haden't been together for a while and the volumne level in the van on the way up quickly reminded us how excited they were to be together again!
As soon as we arrived at Sharon's trailer the girls were off on their bikes and the fun had begun!There are lots and lots of fun hills to ride on....well, at least to ride down. Going back up we offered a little help and the girls were happy to accept.
There were some nasty storms forecasted in the evening (not that we let the girls know) so Sharon and I decided it was a good time to head into town and see Kung Fu Panda. It was a cute little movie and we all enjoyed it. Beautiful scenery of China. It's neat how they can do so much with animation these days! If you have a child 5 or older I'd recommend it. If they're younger or on the timid side I might hold off until it's on DVD and you can check it out first.
When we got out of the theatre we knew that the storms had indeed gone through and we arrived back at the trailer to find that we had no power. No power? No problem! We lit some candles, got out Father's Day crafts and the fun continued.It was a neat time of sharing stories and surprisingly the girls were sound asleep before 11pm. I had forgotten how dark it is up north when there is no electricity! Literally we could not see our hands in front of our faces. It rained a lot during night and it's a beautiful sound, especially when there's no thunder or lightening accompanying it. The girls slept the entire night and Sharon and I were thankful when the power came back on at 8am....just in time to put on a pot of coffee! Yeah!!
Once again the girls enjoyed the day riding their bikes all over the park....when they weren't trashing their room. :o) We decided it was just easier to let them make hay on their room and close the door. I remember those days well! When I was a teen I told dad I was protecting his carpet and that's why it was covered with my clothes!
The afternoon was spent making friendship bracelets on the deck and enjoying the great outdoors and warm temps.
Speaking of the outdoors we saw a deer right across the street and on the way home I saw my very first bear that I've ever seen outside of captivity. It sauntered across the road in front of our van and oh my, I wouldn't want to meet him on a dark road!
Once again the 4 of us had a great time together! I am so thankful for the friendship that God has blessed Sharon and I with and in turn how He has allowed Rebecca and Victoria to share a wonderful friendship too.Until next time....