Wednesday, September 26, 2012

They Seemed Like Good Ideas at the Time

We went camping a couple of weekends ago, our 2nd Annual Camping Trip to Allegan County, Michigan with Dee Dee and Karen. The site is Silver Creek Campground (they have a website -- I don't know how to add the link here -- sorry) which has fabulous trails and strictly primitive campsites. No electric; no shower house; pit toilets; and for water, wells with pump handles -- not even spigots. Primitive.

(Did I mention the trails are fabulous? They are what makes it worth it.)

Dee Dee now has a slide-on camper on her pickup truck,

and Karen has a rig -- 2 or 3 horse (I forget which) trailer with living quarters.

John and I have this.......

So we had Bright Idea #1:  Clean the back of the horse trailer, put our blow up bed in there, and keep our supplies, clothes, etc., in the tent. Seemed like a good idea at the time. So that is what we did.

We hate having the horses tied up all the time. We had been at campsites where people made a little corral of sorts out of some stakes and electric fencing material. We figured, "Why can't we do this?"

That lead us to Bright Idea #2: So that is what we did. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

At about 2:00 or 3:00 a.m., we were half asleep because we were freezing so much we could not get into a good, deep sleep, At about that time a woman from the neighboring campsite came to our campsite and woke us up. She had our horses in tow.

So there we were cold to the bone, and our horses had escaped from their little corral.

Well, they seemed like good ideas at the time!!!


Paint Girl said...

Leave it to horses to make a get-a-way!! And yes it does always sound like a good idea at the time! Hope you had fun anyways!

Jeni said...

oops!Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip. =)