Tuesday, July 25, 2006

We survived the "big blow"

I swear that is what they are calling it ... at least the funny t-shirts they had printed after the big storm Monday called it the "big blow". We survived 80 mph winds and being evacuated to a senior citizen center in downtown Pentwater! After "the storm", we did have some great beach days, read some good books, ate way too much food including monster cookies & Vander Heide cheese, played cards for hours, and even got a little deep while sitting around the campfire. What a great time and what great friends we have in the Te Slaa's. Even though they live way out in Jenison and we don't get together as often as we like, we still can pick right up where we left off. The kids played so wonderfully together too; Paige & Maddie and Zoey & Ellie were bosom buddies the whole week.

I suppose I should keep this a secret but I just love camping at Pentwater. Small campground, a short walk to the beach, cute boutiques and shops, sand dunes to entertain the kids, and ice cream shops within walking distance. Who could ask for anything more?

4 comments:

Bradi said...

what a fun tradition.
sounds like you had an exciting time!
question is...did you BUY one of the "big blow" t-shirts??

Laurie said...

Yep. It was Mark's birthday on Sunday so it was his early b-day present. :)

TeSlaa said...

I love camping there too! :) thanks for a great time buddy!

Joel and Brenda said...

Wow! I love that type of weather as long as everyone is safe! I'm sort of jealous that I missed it! Glad ya'll kept safe and sound!