- Tue, May 26, 2009 /
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Hope everyone had a Happy Memorial Day weekend!! Here''s the run-down of how our weekend went....
This past weekend was our maiden voyage for our new camper...we only made it 45 minutes before we had a flat tire on the camper and a hitch that was nearly completely off of the van. After a 1 1/2 hour fix-it job in Larned, we were back on the road. Stopped in Great Bend to visit Bev''s grave, eat, and to quickly fix the flat tire only to be told we need to buy a completely new one. OK, after another hour...on the road again. This meaning we LEFT Great Bend and almost noon....we''d left Dodge at 6:45 am!!! Finally made it 21 miles from Topeka and Kara, who had refused all day long to potty anywhere but her potty seat (which we forgot), soaked her seat in the van. Another stop to clean that up...Dropped the kids and the dog off at Grandpa''s and Nana''s, then Eric and I took the camper to the Lake to set up. AC wouldn''t work (it was short cycling). After following the directions of letting it sit, it was working by nightfall.
Spent Sat. evening with a couple of friends of mine at an alumni banquet in Meriden, at then to someone''s house in Topeka, before picking the kids up and heading back to the camper. Sunday: up at dawn to head for church at 8:00 am...that was nice. Then, we were able to visit with Dad at a BBQ we held for lunch at the campsite on the lake (Lake Shawnee in Topeka...Nana/Nancy was with her sister who was visiting from Texas). Right before the BBQ, the hot water line under the sink sprung a leak....water everywhere! So had to shut the water off to the camper the rest of the weekend! Three friends of mine stopped by for a bit of socializing during the BBQ....that was fun! Got some pictures in before everyone had to leave. Was pretty disappointed that some who had said they''d be to the BBQ didn''t show up or call, but we had a good time anyway and were sorry that they couldn''t come. My brother Will and his girlfriend, Sarah, did stop by Saturday night for a quick hello...had a good time with them. Monday morning, Dad and Nancy came out to the camper to see us off and return our dog to us (Penny had a great time with "gramma and grampa! Ha!)
Had an uneventful rest of the weekend until we stopped in Salina on the way home to eat on Monday....battery went dead on the van so we had to jump start it. Stopped in Great Bend on our way home to lay flowers for Justin. All in all, it was a great weekend and we look forward to Father''s Day weekend at Wilson Lake! Woo!Hoo!