Monday, October 05, 2015

Unexpected Memories

We set up camp and gathered for a late lunch. As we sat around the table, I began to feel a familiar sensation.

"We're having an earthquake. Do they have earthquakes in WA?"
Everyone agreed it felt like a quake. Then we heard the whistle and the rattling became instantly understandable. It appears our new spot for is situated between I 5 and VERY active train tracks.  Yes, they run through the night.

Other than the trains - this is a great park. Tents for Troops originated here. We are receiving two nights of free stay. We've used this program three or four times - I guess a couple of days and nights of noise (while we enjoy a lovely park and great service) is small appreciation to show the originators of a program many enjoy. This park has the friendliest people and the nicest amenities we've experienced to date - except for the tendency to shake, rattle and roll every 20 - 30 minutes - it's quite perfect.
Fun in the pool and sitting in the hot tub IS a great way to end a travel/set up day!

Lessons from this stay: choosing to find the humor makes any situation better (and choosing joy is Biblical), unexpected memories may become some of the very fondest, and ALWAYS check Google earth before booking future campsites.

What are some of your fondest unexpected memories? Have you ever had a campsite come with "unexpected features"?

Blissfully Ignorant

A picture is worth 1000 words and words fail me in the face of such horror. There are some parts of moving day of which it is best to stay blissfully ignorant. Just stay inside, plump pillows, bang pans and seem to be generally terribly busy preparing to move....that's the best plan.
I may have blown my cover by venturing outside to take this photograph.