Hidey ho... back from the wilds of Bear Creek Lake in Cumberland after a weekend of camping. It was a good time except for the humidity. My GOD, I thought summer was over! I lived in Charlotte for 7 years and I don't remember such sticky heat - not even the summer I was pregnant (and that was some sticky heat, let me tell you... of course, when you're perfectly round, retaining more water than runs through Niagara Falls on any given day, and your hormones are out of whack, 60 degrees and breezy can feel like sticky heat). Anyway, this weekend was like Texas in July. Ugh. When I opened my bag in the laundry room last night, I swear it let out a huge exhale, as if it had been holding its breath to avoid taking in the stench of my nasty, sweaty clothes. I don't blame it. I couldn't stand myself. I took a shower on Saturday morning and felt great... until I walked out of the bathroom. By the time I got back to the campsite, I was drenched in sweat again. Ick.
Anyway, we had fun. Ryan tried fishing with her uncles and though she didn't catch anything, she had a few bites, and she got to see my brothers catch some decent sized bass. She also learned to cast and was pretty interested in the fact that the worm on the end of her hook dripped black guts. OK, ick again.
My sister-in-law, Mary Jane, and I stayed away from worms and bass and took the dogs (3 of them) on a 4-mile hike around the lake. My normally lazy dog (whose arse I have to drag around the trail at the park every day) got a wild hair up said lazy arse and yanked me around that trail so fast, I was running half the time. Dunno what got into him. I suspect it had to do with the fact that MJ's older dog, Hunter, was off leash and Sundance has an issue with Hunter coming out ahead (in anything). I wondered all weekend how I've managed to raise TWO alpha 'kids', as Ryan is the same way and has to always be Queen of the Mountain. Is it me?
Though I could normally spend weeks on end in the woods, I have to admit I was happy to get home to the AC last night. But it was a good weekend. Hope yours was, too!