Monday, September 1, 2008

They just keep getting better and better.


Heading into the weekend, we had absolutely no plans to do anything. On Friday morning I taunted Beth with a "Hey baby, how about we hook up Anna and go camping?" If you knew my wife, you would know that spur of the moment, last minute, by the seat of your pants is not how she operates, but this time she said "that sounds great, make it happen." So we thought it might be fun to go to an amusement park, and we chose to go to Knoebles Grove in Pennsylvania. We had seen the park featured on a PBS show about the great old fashion amusement parks and it was only three hours north of us.

The hard part was finding a campsite, due to it being Labor Day weekend. I got on the phone and was told sorry repeatedly. Lucky for me, J&D Campground said they had some spaces in their over flow area. As long as we could make due with just water and electric, we were set. We headed out first thing Saturday morning. After a smooth tow of three hours and an average speed of 65 mph, we arrived in Catawissa where the campground is. Coming up the road to it, Ava shouts "Dad there is another Airstream" I can only see a small glimpse of it because of the sign you see here. What I can see is two sets of windows, and they are Hehr Standards, and I instantly know there is a 50's trailer here. As an Airstream lover, a 50's trailer always gets me excited. We come around the sign and there is not just any 50's Airstream, no, it is Sophia sitting there. Rob Baker had changed his plans for his family vacation, and instead of going to the Thousand Islands, he brought them to Knoebles Grove as a surprised to me. Rob Baker loves to play tricks on people and boy did he get me. I had no idea he was coming. I had only mentioned that we were going to Catawissa ever so briefly in a skype conversation and he picked up on it. I was totally caught off guard and was so honored that he would come and join my family for the weekend. Someone else had no idea about us coming though....

Zoe was just slightly surprised...


Good thing our wives like each other ...

To say the least, it was a classic weekend. We had a blast together. Robs boys are very fond of Ava and the kids all played together like one big family. We ate some wonderful meals together. Had ice creams from the stand across the road together, and just enjoyed a perfect weekend.

A full rundown of Knoebles Grove will come it the next post to my blog

3 comments:

the byamcaravanner said...

The whole thing about "our wives liking each other" ... now you're just rubbing it in. :-)

Considering Rob's Thursday night and that fact that he would never make it "home" is a testament to his extraordinary Airstream spirit. "The force is strong in this one"

I'm blown a way and I wasn't even there... who can I hug???

utee94 said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend, Anna and Sophia look so good sitting next to each other!

Denise said...

The decals are great. I like the flower power one, but the faces are a bit scary! Glad to see the labor day weekend festivities turned out to be enjoyable!!!! Looking forward to harper's ferry.