Thursday, July 7, 2011

Here it is Tuesday June 28, Time to hitch up and move 50 miles down the road to Slippery Rock to the Cooper Family Lake Campground. Here's my Story.. We had such a fun week, there is too much to go into detail. Here is the highlights!! We parked 44 rigs and the Fun began. I was the Parker and had a Golf cart.. Thank God!! This place was huge and we had just a small part, but the Best part, all around the lake and most of us were in the shade. 80* during the day and 50-60* at night. I slept under 2 blankets with the fans off!
Here is what went on... Full Breakfast each day, Ty-dye shirts were made by everyone, crafts for the kids, Rocket building for young and old, bike riding all around the lake on hard roads, Pot Lucks Galore.. even pull pork one night .. Yum.. Yum!! Tours of local Beaver Valley Nuclear Plant, I even operated it under a training exercise(where is the Red Button?). Some went Kayaking, Fishing(yes they were biting!), Enjoying Kettle Corn, Frog Collecting, The Rocket Launch was such a thrill to see Mom & Dads helping their kids. They also went fishing with them also. Don't forget the Bus Demolition.. Awesome
We also had Ansty McClain come all the way from Nashville to perform around the campfire, his family also joined in. Obie even put on a show for all kids(young & old). There were dogs going for walks all the time, I even met 3 Parrots... Arr Arr!! There many new friends to build on and enjoy them. Campfires every night (a Pickup truck load of Fire Logs.) All this for $90.00 per family, $20.00/night camping.
I could go on and on.. But I must say the Televisions and DS Computers were nowhere to be seen, but lots of Family Time was the general theme all week. The Coolest thing for me was to see Dads fishing right along side the kids.. Precious... Thanks to all those who worked so hard to bring us together!! Am I going next year... YOU BET!! I posted some pictures on this link..
Look at Birthday Bash II Album.. There are a few(?), also read the captions. A BIG Thank-you to Frank, Steve, and Ace for letting me be a part of the Bash!!
God Bless AirstreamHobo & Carol & Alexis Too!
Alexis with her First Airstream

She caught a Big One!!

Home for 5 days ... Great Airstream Park

Another Airstream Adventure.. We left on June 23, 2011 from home and headed to Penn Wood in Limestone, Pa. near Clarion, Pa. It was more than Mom and I, we also took grand daughter Alexis with us. It has been awhile since she traveled with us. She is 12 years old and ready to travel!!
After traveling 250 miles , we arrived and set up camp. Full hookups/cable too! Alexis tried to fish but would not bait or cast her line, grandpa did it. It wasn't long till she caught a sunny, excited for her first catch. She made lots of friends and played with all. This place is laid back for relaxation and down time.
We were here for 5 days, happy hours and even a trip to The first Oil Drill in Titusville, Pa. It was closed on Mondays but the gate was open, so Alexis and I walked in to snap some shots and then left. This was 140 mile trip up and back, nice seeing the Pa. mountains.
Then it was Tues am so we hitched up and left for Slippery Rock for the Birthday Bash. Only 50 miles and we were there!! (next Blog)