Saturday, July 5, 2008

Camping at Rocky Gap for 4th of July Weekend

Well, the weather definitely didn't cooperate during our camping trip at Rocky Gap. We left a little before 2 pm on July 3rd and arrived at the campground at 3:15. We set up quickly and enjoyed about 3 hours of rain-free weather. Then it rained pretty much non-stop until about 7:30 pm on July 4th. Hopefully most of the fireworks shows still took place since the rain stopped for around 3 hours. Because everything was still soaking wet, we decided to pass on the fireworks.

Kara had the worst night's sleep of her little life on the 4th, and woke up crying continuously throughout the night. That is so unlike Kara--who has been sleeping wonderfully through the night since she was around 10 weeks old. Although Kara is an early riser, she goes to bed at 8 pm and wakes up usually at 6 am, and sleeps well for 10 straight hours. When Kara woke up at 6:15 this morning she had a fever of 102.1. was still raining! Needless to say, it was time to pack up and go home. We arrived home at around 10 am, and with the help of an extra long nap and two doses of Tylenol, Kara's fever is down to 99 this evening. We think the fever is a result of teething. Kara has at least four teeth coming in at the same time--could be more that we are not aware of yet. This is obviously causing her a lot of discomfort, which makes her cranky, whiny, and not all that interested in drinking or eating. Thankfully, for Kara and us, we know it's a temporary thing.

The picture of Kara in her tent was taken before the rain started at the beginning of the camping trip. She has on her 'fireworks' shirt that was made at her babysitter Dawn's house earlier in the week. Isn't it cute? The second picture was to document how wet and soggy our campsite was the majority of the time. Kathy took the picture this morning as we were packing up to leave.

We're hoping the next camping trip at the end of July is much drier, and we experience sunshine instead of rain! We bet Aunt Karen and Aidan who will be joining us are wishing for that too!

1 comment:

MICARA said...

awww. she looks so cute. Sorry it turned out to be such a yucky weekend! I hope lil Kara is feeling better. I'm thinking and praying for all of you :)