Sunday, July 10, 2011

Botched camping trip

The 7th was the first day of Chris' vacation. We decided to do a whole family camping trip, all by ourselves. We loaded the Envoy down with everything we thought we could possibly need for a two night stay in SilverJack. We left at 2:00p only to be home by 7:30p :(
Here is what went wrong:

About half way up (all gravel roads) we got a flat tire. Not just any flat tire....we were on an incline, trying to change the tire with a jack that wouldn't pick the car up, a spare that didn't have any air pressure in it, on a road that had been sprayed with mag chloride followed by a rain storm.
Thanks to two passing Jeeps (one had a floor jack and the other an air compressor) we were saved. The boys learned an important lesson about praying when you need help.

This storm just missed us while the tire was being put on but on we forged. We thought nothing was going to stop us from having a good camping trip. 

This is the campsite we normally use. Note the chair that has been carved out of a tree stump.

Note the chair here....

Need I say more?

A later inspection at home revealed that all our chairs, tent, and table were covered in mag chloride. Not to mention it got in our cooler with our food. Its a good thing we came home.

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