This year it seemed that spring was never going to get here. The calendar date “First Day of Spring” really doesn’t have meaning for me. Spring is here when it is warm enough to un-winterize the RV and go camping (without freezing to death—cold and fun are mutually exclusive for me).
We often like to camp nearby. When we want to take a “road trip” in the RV, that’s a different story. But camping is fun for us if we don’t have to drive forever to reach the destination. Besides, a beautiful state park is only a 30-minute drive from us: Cuivre River State Park.
Since we are retired, we can go during the week and have most of the place to ourselves, this time of year.
Since I enjoy “rock painting” myself, it was kind of fun to find a painted stone “hidden” by the restroom close to our camper.
I found the group on Facebook (#islastones), joined the group and posted my pictures (they ask that you post a picture of yourself with the rock).
It was interesting to learn that the group is an international group, originating in the UK, and is in honor of a little girl (Isla) who has a terminal disease. Apparently it makes her happy to see rocks with her hashtag, all over the world actually.
After I posted, the owner/creator of this particular rock responded (local gal). I re-hid the rock in the park.
It was absolutely beautiful weather until the third night, during which we had a severe thunderstorm. No harm done, but it did make “breaking camp” the next morning a bit less fun (who likes putting away wet stuff?).
We did a lot of walking and a lot of relaxing and a lot of cooking and eating.
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