... a future oldywed with no regrets

When the Lord joins man and woman, the two as one shall be, yet in the home they share with Him – in faith, the two are three. He multiplies their blessings, their sadness He divides, and for their different dreams and needs, He equally provides. He adds to their fulfillment and takes away their care, and one in Him, their total life abounds with love to spare.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hanging Rock (in the rain)

Alex wanted to go camping for her bachelorette party, so last weekend, me, Sarah, Sara and Alex piled into Sara's Jeep and drove to Hanging Rock. Matthew (Alex's fiance) stayed behind to hang out with Pete, talk guns and play video games until 4 the next morning. :)
We stopped at Steak 'N' Shake on the way up and service was slow so we were back on the road a little later than we expected. Sarah started feeling sick (combo of curvy roads and a milkshake?), but it eventually passed. We got to our campsite and pitched a tent in the rain. Alex told Sara to bring her rain jacket, but didn't bring her own, so she probably got the wettest. (She said she didn't believe the forecast for 60% chance of rain.) Sarah turned a trash bag into a trendy, cap-sleeved tunic.
We had plans for s'mores, but couldn't build a fire in the rain, so we watched the big family across from us, cooking and laughing under a couple of tarps tied to trees. They were prepared. I told the group we should be friends with them so they would give us bacon in the morning. We ate the s'mores ingredients, had drinks and wore tiaras and glow bracelets instead. (We had way too much food, but then again, is that possible?) I also brought along a bride-to-be quiz for Alex, and of course her answers were entertaining.
Later, the four of us scrunched into a tent, talked and listened to the rain come down harder, hoping we wouldn't get wet. We didn't! Success! We did, however, get little sleep thanks to the loud rain and hard ground, but oh well.
The next morning, we hiked to a waterfall. It was so misty and the rain so frequent that we never actually saw Hanging Rock or went canoeing. Still, as the Sara(h)s put it, it was way more fun than it should have been.

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