Monday, August 20, 2012

One more camping trip...

We had another somewhat disasterous trip. Jason and I have had many of those over the years - you would think we would stay put. Nope, where's the fun in that????
 We headed out Friday to the Calvary Chapel camp out in McCAll. This is one of my favorite camps and we were ready for a somewhat relaxing trip. Right....Jason started having some weird troubles where his truck acted like it was running out of gas, sputtering, dying ect... Just a little scary on mountain roads puling a camper with kids! We broke down in Council, thankfully because Jason had a rental house there from work. So at least we had ac to wait in! Brian and Sheila found us and the boys wento to work. They thought they had if figured out so Brian and Sheila took off while we waited for the truck to cool off so Jason could finish. He finished and we were on our way.
 We made it about 7 miles and BROKE DOWN AGAIN! AHHH... on the side of the road this time. Another way God provided though was Ben and Brian McKinney were also in Council waiting on some fires. Ben spend a couple hours helping us and running into town to get parts. What a guy! We thought we had it fixed again and moved on. We made it another few miles and BROKE DOWN AGAIN! This time without cell service. No one stopped to help and I wondered what we were going to do. Someone called the sheriff though and he stopped to help and followed us back to town. We stayed the night in Jasons double wide. Max and Roger Twombly came from McCall REALLY early in the morning to haul our camper up to camp and travel with us. Isn't it nice to have great friends???
 Jason worked on the truck some more and thought he had it fixed. So we enjoyed our time playing at the lake, going on walks and eating YUMMY food! The boys took off to go 4wheeling and guess what??? Jason's truck BROKE DOWN AGAIN! Yep! They made it back to camp and we enjoyed the rest of our day trying not to think about making it home the next day. At least it was mostly downhill right??? We tried to leave while it was still cool, with our good friends Brian and Shiela following us down the mountain. THankfully they are still our good freinds since they are usually with us when we break down! Haha...
 We were making it ok going slow when guess what??? A tire on the camper blew! At this point I just laughed cause it's kind of like REALLLLLLYYY??? If I didn't laugh I would cry- laughing is better! :) Fixed that and got on our way again...Made it to Midvale but knew we could never make it up Midvale hill. My Dad made some phone calls and a guy from his church brought his big deisel truck to pull our camper for us. How nice was that??? We didn't even know him. The body of Christ is pretty neat! We piled kids into different vehicles and Jason stayed behind with his truck to cool down so they could hopefully make it up the hill. He did... jut barely!
 Jason limped it home and made it safe. Whew.... Not the best trip ever but lots to laugh about and remember in the future right??? We promptly got rid of that cursed truck!

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