Monday, June 15, 2009

Camping - Woops and Hurrah

Camping with friends at the beautiful Cherry Creek State park was fun, with one exception.

Shortly after our arrival, a sudden gust of wind (we think it was a microburst) blew our awning over the top of the RV, ripping it off, and slamming it against the other side.

We were able to remove the awning and roll it back up. The arms holding the awning were all messed up also. The Insurance agent came out to the park, took pictures, and let us know it would be covered.
We still had a very enjoyable time.

From our parking spot, we were able to watch a bicycle race with hundreds of racers.

We hiked down to the lake, saw some ducks and other wildlife.
We were visited with many beautiful birds and enjoyed waking up to their singing every morning.
The sunsets were breathtaking each evening. And just being with our good friends, fellowshipping, playing games, and enjoying the outdoors made this a great camping trip!

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hi Ruthie.Have a wonderful holiday and your photo's are lovely,what! a glorious sunset.
I hope you can get your awning repaird quick smart..

squawmama said...

Oh Ruthie we have been there and done that with your awning experience... The campground you stayed in looked very nice... We will for sure be contacting you next spring when Chris & I get into Colorado... I am sure you will have some great places for us to see... Are you anywhere near Colorado Springs? Have fun and stay safe...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Sharon said...

Wow! That must have been some big gust of wind. I am glad that you were safe. I hope that your insurance company will pay for the damage. It looks like a lovely spot to camp!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I am so glad that the damage was not more serious and that no one was hurt.

On a brighter note the trip looks wonderful. Some of my most memorable times have been while camping with the family. I tease the DH all the time about trading the house in when he retires for an RV, it sound like to much fun!

Blessings
R

Technonana said...

Thanks for taking us along on the trip!! Just wonderful!!

Clif said...

Great pictures. It sounds like you had a great time. We haven't been camping for years.But again, we have never been great campers.

Cherdecor said...

You have been having some unusual weather in your part of the state.
It looks like you had a great time camping in spite of the difficulty.

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Ruthie,
I really want to go camping right NOW! Thanks for sharing this my friend.
God bless you.
Bren

char72 said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like the sunset one. I'm glad the insurance will cover your mishap and glad you had a good time.
Hugs,
Charlotte