But FIRST, a sample of Mary Kay's wonderful Virtual Makeover! I had to do screen shots with my phone, so forgive the quality - you'll still get the gist. This is an unmade-up face that I took a couple of months ago, with the chosen Mary Kay look to the left. Before:
This one actually looked really good - it looks like I'm really wearing that makeup!
Enough pre-show entertainment - go do one for yourself! On to the camping. I got a wild hair to camp in this chilly awesome weather, so we went to Prairie Creek Campground halfway between Selma and Montgomery on the Alabama River - gorgeous!
Lucas set about collecting sticks to make a "platform" with some rope lashings.
Very industrious, that one. Drew set about catching up on his sleep with an afternoon nap.
And I got mesmerized by the hot coals of our campfire. May have to blow this up and frame it.
So after the nearby Auburn fans quit yelling and went to sleep, their dogs started up....till the coyotes threatened to eat them. And I think a coyote DID eat a heron or something around 3 AM - thought it was a woman screaming at first - creepy! And it got down to 35 degrees, so I slept about 30 minutes total, what with putting on long johns inside the sleeping bag and keeping the top pinched shut to keep out the cold. This was steam coming off the river in the morning.
Lucas strapped his "platform" to 2 trees and it became a bench.
Quality work - it holds a grown woman!
Lucas demonstrated his Boy Scout skills at cooking pancakes...
And Dean demonstated his skill at flipping eggs in a pan without breaking the yolks - should've done an action shot.
And finally, here's the nearby lock and dam - very cool! Lucas asked if we could come back and take a tour like we did at Lake Martin's dam.
Alright, wasn't I trying to exercise or run every other day? Two weeks left in my Couch to 5K program - anybody else tried that yet? Oh wait - you're all SEWING! Maybe I'll get back to that, too.....