Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Independence!

Well, as expected, July has taken off and doesn't look like it's slowing down! We went to Possum Kingdom Lake for the 4th of July and camped out. Yes, in a tent. I'm sure you're all giggling right now thinking of me in the Texas heat, in a tent. Well, for your reading pleasure, yes, it was awful, and no, I didn't enjoy it.

Bryce on the other hand, had a great time. He and Cole had been working on building a smoker for about a year now and they got it finished. They did such a great job! Bryce smoked chicken, ribs and brisket and it was yummmmmmmy!!! We got out there about 4 in the afternoon on Friday and it was blazin' hot. Cole took his boat, so we went out for a little while before sunset. It's a beautiful lake, reminds me a lot of Grand. Anyway, it was so hot that night that I pretty much slept in a pool of sweat. Gross.

Saturday, we spent the day out on the lake. Of course, I don't know why we would expect anything to go smoothly...something happened with the boat and it died, in the water. Praise Jesus we were close to the bank. I went and swam back to camp to get Bryce and Kyle (who were stuffing their faces, by the way) and the boys got someone to haul the boat to the dock. Eventually, we got it started. That night, I refused to sleep in the tent because there was no air flow, so I slept in the back of the truck. I guess none of us paid attention to the weather, because a storm blew in and it rained pretty much the whole night. Ugh. Oh and did I mention that I made home made chocolate chip cookies and the stupid raccoons ate the ENTIRE bag? Yeah, double ugh.

It was a fun weekend, but it was HOT. I think next year wherever we go, there will be an air conditioned cabin. Call me what you want, but I just can't do it.

Even though the 4th of July is a fun holiday, I think we need to also remember what it really stands for. I'm thankful for all those who fought for our independence so I can even have the opportunity to sleep in a nasty ol' tent in the dirt. I think sometimes we forget the humble beginnings of our country and I think if we all just took a few minutes to really think about that, maybe our country could take a step back to our roots.

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