Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Score one for the trailer hitch!

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later....

This morning on my normal commute into work, I was rear-ended.  I have to travel through the HRBT to and from work, and it's just not any fun.  It's almost always bumper to bumper traffic, stop and go from the moment I get on the interstate, and sometime even through town to get to the interstate.  

I had just passed the last on-ramp, when traffic stopped again.  I stopped.  Looked behind me and a girl in a white Mazda 6 stopped.  Behind her, the Dodge Ram with a trailer, did not stop in time.  He hit the Mazda 6, and she in turn hit me.  I saw it  and heard it coming.  We moved the cars to the shoulder, and got out to look.  The Mazda took the worst of it, cause she was in the middle.  We called the police, and got them on the way.

I checked out my car, and could see where her license plate had hit my trailer hitch.  Her license plate frame was hanging around the ball on my hitch, and her plate was bent pretty good.

But I couldn't see anything on my car except the paint from her license plate on my trailer ball.  I opened and closed all my doors, to make sure they were all working, and they were.  So as far as I can tell, my trailer hitch took most of the hit.

The trooper came, and did all of his stuff, and told us that he wouldn't be filing a report because the damage wasn't significant enough.

So 45 minutes later, there I was heading into work...

I'm already stiffening up, and will be sore tomorrow, no doubt.  Most likely because I saw it coming, and braced myself.  But all things considered, I think I'm ok!  Just not the way I wanted to start the day...


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Camping Weekend

For the 4th of July holiday weekend, we decided to go camping.  We didn't go far, just far enough to get away...  Rather than ramble on, I'll narrate through pictures....  (you can click on any of the pics for a better view)

When we first got there, a dragonfly perched itself on the 
Yellow Jeep.  We tried to get a good picture, but this was the 
best we got...

This one was with the flash, but I thought it 
turned out kinda cool looking!

We saw an abundance of them throughout the weekend
and they even came and landed on one of our guests hand!

They really made themselves at home at our site,
which was a lot of fun.

I've always heard that they will keep the bugs at bay,
but it didn't work out that way this weekend.

As you can see from just one of my feet, 
the bugs took over!  We were literally bitten 
from head to toe!

Camping and sushi!  Doesn't everyone do this???

Here's our setup for the weekend.  We try to
make it homey...

My hammock strung between two trees
was a source of naps as well!

There was ALWAYS a campfire going.
Another attempt to keep the bugs at bay.

Campground looks empty at this campfire.

Our eating arrangements.  We moved the bikes at chowtime.

Our table right before our departing breakfast.

Yes, we had fresh flowers on the table...  Why not?

Our new camping stove!  Made great use of it!!!

Our new friend.  Her name is #48!  She could really cook...

Despite the many, many, many bug bites, we really had a good time.  Can't wait to do it again, soon!