Hail? Yes!

In March, the 2 older boys, ~D~ and ~K~ and I went on a “Men’s Weekend”. 

We took our pop-up camper  and headed to a nearby state park for a weekend of biking, hiking, burping and all the other stuff that you do when there is a scarcity of women-folk.

The weather started out nice: Sunny and blue skies.  A beautiful promise for the weekend. Unfortunately, it turned and rained off and on throughout the rest of the weekend.

Here we are trying to warm up in front of a fire after a day of hiking and mountain biking in the rain.  ~D~ and I were especially thankful for the fire because we both forgot to bring a jacket:

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We were just getting ready to start cooking our supper…

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Then the hail started.  It started out big–quarter size ice balls that slammed into the camper.  Then smaller sized hail as the rain started coming heavier.

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Our fire was no match for the deluge.

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We eventually retreated to our camper to wait out the storm. Cold, soggy, and hungry.

The next day, we packed up in the rain and headed home.

During the storm, a text to my wife summed up the weekend:

“The best and worst camping trip ever.”

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2 thoughts on “Hail? Yes!

  1. The weather may have made it tough but I bet it was still worthwhile to have a “men’s weekend.” We have a men only camping trip yearly that has kind of become a family reunion. I can relate to “the best and worst camping trip ever.” Last summer, tipped canoe, rain every day, and no fish.

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