Friday, July 15, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day weekend started out with some fun.  Well, actually the fun came a little later than planned.  My brother spent the night with us Friday night and we got up very early to take off for the country.  We were expected to be there at 9ish for an all day ride.  It is a 3 hour drive.  SEVEN HOURS later we arrived.  First we drove through a huge storm, then we stopped for breakfast at the golden arches.  A few miles down the road we decided to stop for gas at the exit with the lowest gas prices we had seen.  We started to pull off from the pump and heard.. thump, thump, thump.

Luckily we were still in the parking lot so we pulled over and found that there was only one lug nut holding one of the trailer wheels on and the holes on the wheel were all worn out to twice their size.  The wheel had carved a groove in the hub.  God was sooo looking over us because if that wheel had fallen off while we were on the highway it would have been a disaster.

Hubby unhooked the trailer and left me at the Wendy's to keep an eye on it while he and my brother went to look for parts.  It is a very good thing that I had my Kindle in my purse.  They came and went several times and finally got it fixed.  By this time the rain had finally cleared up and we were back on our way.

The rest of the group had decided to wait for us so we got started off on our ride about 1:30 pm.  I think there might have been 20 people all together.  Minutes after taking off, another friend had trouble with her ATV and had to load up and go home.  So that was another delay.  But!! After all of that, we had a wonderful day.  It wasn't too hot.  We stopped to swim in a couple of (cold!) creeks, ate a lot. and enjoyed the ride and the company of friends.  There was only one other mishap.  Hubby's cousin jumped in the creek with his glasses on and lost them.  The creek was clear and you could see the bottom but those glasses were hard to find.  I think it took half an hour or more but find them we did!

It was a long exhausting day and we pulled in our driveway about 1:30 am after getting up at 4:30 that morning.  But we had a great time.

Then, it was time for a Father's Day dinner at my parents house.  My kids went together and got hubby a hammock.  Here is Daughter-in-law and grandson giving it to him.  He is always surprised when my kids give him gifts because his family doesn't do that.  Grandson kept saying, "Open it! Open it!".


Grandson found a tiny little kitten that wanted to play with him.  He liked it for a while and then he was annoyed that it wouldn't leave him alone. 

Here are me and my Dad. 

The next day, Daughter and Boyfriend came over to watch Hubby use the hammock for the first time.  They had to work so couldn't be there when he got it.

Finally time to relax....

I hope everyone had as nice a Father's Day as we did.

Tina

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