Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

fun packed weekend

Just how much fun can one person have in one short weekend? 

What does a pontoon ride, eagle’s nest, sunset, camping, friends,  farkle,  rain, more rain, broken hatch, shopping – new purse, gift of daisies and 2 night stay at an area lodge, motorcycle ride, artist in the park, barge going through the lock and dam, ice cream , strolling along the Mississippi, and the Great River Road have in common?

They were all a part of this past weekend.

Curt decided that since we were going to have to open up the camper to transfer all the ‘stuff’ that we might as well take it on one last camping trip.

I went on my first local pontoon ride.  Even though I have an irrational free of boats, the pontoon was great.  When the guide introduced himself, he said that he would be our ‘skipper’.  Well, one of my friends thought he said ‘stripper’ and was quite concerned as to just what type of boat this was.  Laughter is real good medicine.

It was the start of a great weekend.

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While camping, we had quite a few friends stop out.  One of the benefits to camping locally is that people can come out and join in the fun.  I’ve been told it is the best way to camp.  You get the enjoyment of the camp fire, the yummy food (mmmm smores),  good times and then get to go home and sleep in your own bed.  🙂

I learned a new game.  Farkle is a dice game.  Really it is a game of chance.  It started to sprinkle as we were playing.  We kept on playing.  I love a gentle rain.

It continued to rain most of the night.  Our camper didn’t leak (praise God).  The sound of the rain was soothing.  The late night walk to the bathroom was kind of like a moonlight stroll with a gentle rain –oh so romantic.  Well, ok it wasn’t quite that, but it was an adventure.

Time to leave and our hatch is broken.  Where are the trailer lights?  They are inside the van, of course.  Just a bit of a problem.  Another advantage to camping close is that we could load up and  then head home to get the car to bring the camper home.  

The fun filled weekend has not come to an end.  We then picked up Andrew and headed out to supper.  Andrew is truly enjoying his new job.  No more working weekend nights.  

Then I did ‘force’ them to go to Kohl’s.  I had a 30 % off coupon and that just doesn’t hardly ever happen.  It was a success.  I found a purse that had my name written all over it.

Sunday found me leading worship (both services) , teaching the adult class, and pitch hitting for children’s church.  In the midst of all of that the church honored me with a two nights stay at a local lodge for Pastor’s Wife appreciation.  Now that is the way I like to camp!  (Also got a beautiful plant — daisies of course!)  What a wonderful surprise.

Ah, but the day is not over.  We took our first road trip of the season on the cycle.  Andrew was able to join us.  What a beautiful day to be on a bike.  Lots of people had the same idea.  Bikers everywhere.

We headed to this quaint little town along the Mississippi.  We took a stroll down the main street.  We visited with an artist while he was painting.  A barge was making its way through the dam.  We stopped for ice cream at the local ice cream parlor.  It was like a step back in time.     

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Just how much fun can a person cram into a weekend?  It was great!!  Now if I can just remember that when I have to get up and go to work tomorrow. 

til next time


June 15, 2009 - Posted by | motorcycle, relationships | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. It really was a good weekend!

    Comment by Pastor Curt | June 15, 2009 | Reply

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