Monday, July 7, 2014 -Jellystone, Door County
Good morning. It is a bit after 7:30 am as I write this journal. I always say, the test of a good journal writing is that he writes about his experiences even when he’s dog tired.
I was slow to sleep last night. I think we finally settled the herd of cats, known as our kids, down around 11. Teresa bravely took the top bunk, with great pride. I imagine all sorts of bugs crawling in my crevices and mice running about… for that’s what it’s like at Camp. I did wake up from a strange dream which made me very happy because that meant I did get some sleep. And REM sleep – the best kind. After that, I was able to drift off again a few times.
Teresa woke up and wondered if it was time to wake up. I asked her what time the clock i her room said, and she said 4:30. No, no. Go back to bed. And don’t wake up Levi.
It’s a little before 8 now and Micah stirred from his pack and play and is now in bed with Mama. Hard to believe I would just be getting off to work shortly. My first day off has even yet to officially begin!
I’ve been reading The Fellowship of the Ring since I decided slumber was a poor way to spend a vacay. I think I’ll get back to it now since that’s about everything that has happened since last I wrote.
So what didn’t we do today? We packed in a lot. Including two trips to the pool (technically three). As we were leaving the pool for the cabin we ran into John Cavil. He showed me where his cabin/beach was — really just down the block, in case we wanted to go.
We then fired up the grill and made bacon cheeseburger which we ate on the porch with a pic-a-nic table cloth.
After lunch we played minature golf. Princi and I both got a hole in one and the kids actually played he whole 18 holes.
Oh, the girls also made the craft – painted wind catchers.
At night we got a good fire going and were about to roast hotdogs when the skies opened up and it poured. Levi and I had to run for cover. It poured and poured but the fire was so hot I managed to get it going again after the rain clouds pasted.
We roasted some hotdogs and then experimented with pudgy pies. One experiment that didn’t work – if a pudgy pie is falling out of the pudge pie maker, don’t trie to catch it with your hands. Fortunately it only hurt – really bad.
Levi was on the brink of conking out right when the fire started. But we blew a second wind into him and he was the last child asleep. He then had a night terror — he was so loud that I saw Micah wake up, look around, access the situation, shrug his shoulders and then went back to sleep — he was so tired.