4/28/14

Camping disaster...or how I spent my weekend

The Girl Scouts went camping Friday. And it rained. And rained. And the tents flooded. And then the wind started. Two of the four tents broke. The poles snapped in half, and the tents whacked and pressed down on us from above. It was like being molested by an angel.

When we got up the rain had stopped, but not the wind.

The girls were excellent sports. Not ONE complaint! But the tents and sleeping bags were soaked so we decided to head home. Still, We managed to get in a walk along the beach.

The ocean still seemed sore about the whole thing.

But we are made of tougher stuff.


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13 comments:

Desiree said...

You all were troopers!
Nothing spells THE END like
a wet sleeping bag--

cindie geddes said...

Obviously an outstanding group of women!

Daisy said...

Definitely an outstanding group of women!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Thank you, fearless tough leaders!This camping trip was not meant to be. Whoda thunk it would fall on like 1 of 3 rainy days a year?!

sue said...

I thought you were going to the Wild Animal Park. Did you go to the beach instead, or was that a consolation prize on the way home? Liebe and I get rained on, and sometimes flooded, every single time we go camping. We've established a kind of tradition.

Margaret said...

Sue: We went to the Wild Animal Park when they were in third or fourth grade. This time we went down to Carlsbad. I am impressed that you keep camping if you keep getting flooded out. It was pretty miserable, at least at that time.

Retired English Teacher said...

This was a great post! Yes, this is a great group of ladies.

Petrea Burchard said...

I've never been molested by an angel but you make it pretty clear.

altadenahiker said...

On the upside, they have a girl scout camping story they can tell for rest of their lives.

Olga Hebert said...

All the joys of camping crammed into one trip!

Ms M said...

Ah, the joys of becoming seasoned campers -- in just one trip! But Yay for your group! Sounds like spirited troopers in the face of stormy weather.

Bellis said...

If you went camping every weekend, it could end the drought! I've been with a group of kids on a camping weekend where it rained the whole time. The kids had brought their own tents, and some were cheap little things from Woolworths that leaked, of course.

But as AH says, it's made memories.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Hypothermia does not make a trooper out of me. I would have asked for the keys to your car and spent the night there.