Sunday, July 22, 2007

Rain, rain go away..............

Here in AZ we talk more about the lack of rain than the actual thing. We need it bad most of the time.

So, this weekend we loaded up the RV with our DD and the two grands. Head up to the Rim country for camping. (if you call going in a RV with two TV's and a microwave camping). The idea was to get the kids out in the woods, go for a walk, relax.

The RV seems really spacious but put three adults and a six year old and a four year old in there and park it and have it rain for hours.............not quite what we had in mind. It poured most of the afternoon, including some pretty good size hail. There was a break where we got outside for a while in the late afternoon and the kids played in the never ending MUD. Then right after DH finished cooking our dinner on the grill, it started again and rained well past midnight.

Luckily, by morning the sun was out and the mud was drying up enough to let us get out and on the road home.

The kids didn't seem to mind. They made tents with the quilts I took, they colored and did art and saw the whole thing as just another adventure. The adults were a little concerned about all the mud and a couple of leaks that we found but we did ok too. We got some reading in and DD and I did some stitching. We talked a lot.

There were two horses in a corral just down from us that the kids went to visit and this morning fed carrots. Then when DH was hooking up the Jeep, another group came and the people let the kids sit on one of the horses. As we were getting ready to drive away, two riders came by and they got to talk to and pet those horses. So to a little girl who sleeps with a blanket and pillow with horse pictures on them, it was the perfect ending to her weekend! Her brother enjoyed them too!

He sat on the steps yesterday afternoon singing "rain, rain, go away". DD commented that if we were home where we need the rain so desperately, she would tell him not to sing that but, ya know, at that point, we all just joined in.

Gratitude's

A great weekend in spite of all the water

Nice people with horses that helped make the kids happy

Rain.............no matter how it affects you, got to have it!

3 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

We got a little last night, but that's all, lol. It's rumbling out there now (8:10pm), but I'll be surprised if we get any out of this storm either. They're flashing flood warnings, but I'm ever the skeptic!

Glad not too many feathers were ruffled, good for the kids to have a change of scenery as much as the adults.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I'm sure it will have given you all some very happy memories. I was passionately fond of horses when I was young, and went everywhere on an imaginary one. I can still remember the thrill of being up close to a real one!

Niki said...

Sounds like great Fun!