Monday, August 26, 2013

Reflecting On Our Blessings...(Last Day of the Give Away)

What an incredible weekend!  Friends, new scenery, nature, quilt shops, quilt show...and safely home.  This weekend was the first Fabric Stalker Camping/Quilt Experience and hopefully will become an annual event.  It was an amazingly fun weekend and I will be sharing quilt/camping slideshows all week...but, today I am reflecting on our friendship and our safe travels home.

As we traveled home and crossed from Washington into Oregon I got a text from Anne that an incredible storm was passing through the area and that "blogless" Sandy's farm had already been hit, 70-80 miles per hour winds, rain, hail 1-2 inches in size and an incredible amount of lightening.

As we passed one accident we headed in and out of several storm systems and then a WALL of rain and hail...literally so hard and thick that we couldn't even see out of the windshield.  HH safely pulled us to the side of the road.  Once it passed we proceeded slowly forward...pulled off at the next rest stop cause all of us had to relieve ourselves...then it was back on the road.  We didn't get very far before there was another horrific accident which stopped traffic for a while.  As we pulled into our driveway I thanked God and HH for a safe trip home and was thankful to hear that all of those involved in the accidents would be ok.

Our campsite at Riverside State Park in Spokane was filled with wild life.  I couldn't believe I caught this shot of an Osprey!  With a fish in his talons, no less!

Joel didn't have any luck fishing but the beauty of fly fishing is not always about the fish one catches.

The biggest pests of the campsite were the Yellow Jackets.  Seems it was a bad year and OMG there was an insane amount of them.  HH bought me this fabulous electrical bug badminton from Cabelas and with the right form...I dispatched a fair amount of them! 

Val was working on her stitchery!  Such a relaxing weekend!

Robin, Lori and Jim challenged each other to Parcheesei!

HH was in his element!

Slideshows start tomorrow and is the last day to sign in for the Give Away, just leave a comment you are interested and if you would be so kind as to be a follower of the Woolie blog.
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