Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rain, Rain, and More Rain

One of the many advantages of the camper is that whenever we feel the need to just get away we can take it close by to our nearest state park and feel like we've escaped Raleigh for $20 a night. We've taken at least 3 trips since our first one to Falls lake and all 3 times it rained almost the entire time we were there. That's another advantage, the camper keeps us dry. North Carolina has been in a bad drought, 9 to 10 inches below normal rainfall numbers, but the Corbetts have changed all of that. Not only has it rained the 3 times we've been, but it has been such a heavy rain that it has filled up Falls lake to normal levels again. We figure if there is ever a drought again the Governor of North Carolina can call and pay us to go camping so it can rain.

We tried to make the best of it. Don't get me wrong, I love rainy days and in the camper it was cozy, but not with two kids that need to run around and get energy out. They are not old enough to play Monopoly or read their own books so it was up to us to entertain. Plus I didn't want them to think that indoors was camping, they might not want to go next time. They were able to watch a movie, but finally I decided we needed to either head home or go to the mall to let them run around. We headed to the mall which helped tremendously.

We can't control the weather, but at least we have a dry place to stay and be very comfortable. I just want some Smores over a campfire - but its been too wet to have one. Guess that's what the microwave is for.

I've posted some pictures of the inside so you can kind of picture what it looks like. The first one is of the kids room. Bryce sleeps up in the loft above and Stacy sleeps in a pack n' play in a corner on the left. There is also a slide out wardrobe in their room giving them a little more space. Hopefully I'll be better at taking more of us in and around it.

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