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Our “down” time at Oakdale campground has been so peaceful and relaxed. Monday evening, we dove into the tent just as it started raining. Then, Gene came by and told us to take our sleeping bags and stay in the little cabin near the camp office. Sally had looked online and saw that there were some pretty severe rain storms headed our way. It was such a nice offer and one we couldn’t refuse.
We gathered our things and ran to the little cabin. Once inside, we discovered a queen size bed and a couch in a roomy 15’x15’ room, complete with bathroom. Wow! This is a huge step up from our 7’x7’ tent. Frankenbutt turned on the air conditioned, the Beast spread her sleeping bag out on the couch and started reading, while I spread our sleeping bags on the bed. It felt so good to lie in a bed that I’m sure I was the first one asleep.
We awoke Tuesday morning to cool breezes and clear skies. I love how a rain storm cools everything down and takes the humidity away. We went about our typical daily stuff: making breakfast, showers, brushing teeth, etc. and then we all fell into lounging and reading. I received an email alerting me to check the lead story on BMXmania.com and both Frankenbutt and I were shocked and saddened to find out that the 8 people murdered in Copley, OH were part of our BMX family. Both Akron BMX and Cleves BMX lost riders and volunteers in a horrible tragedy. I learned that Toledo Speedway BMX is one of the tracks that will be taking donations to help the surviving members of their families. It’s been hard losing so many of our BMX family, including my dear friend, Sue Burdin.
I noticed that Sally’s car was gone and figured she went to work at her other business, a health foods store in Bellefontaine. I wanted to thank her for the dry, peaceful night of sleep she and Gene gave us in the little cabin. They have both been so generous and kind to us; I think I’ll be sad to leave Oakdale. In the afternoon, Gene swung by on his mower and let us know that we could stay the last night in the cabin, too.
We pulled everything out of the tent and let it dry in the sun as we lounged. In the early evening, we set about the task of packing up all of our camping gear. Frankenbutt fixed a chicken and rice dinner while the Beast and I started moving our stuff over to the cabin.
By the way, I am surprised that Gmom was the only one who questioned the wacky “Gene (I mean Sally)” blog. Explanation: Gene told me that HE was actually the one who inflated and gave the Beast the inner tube to use, even though I credited Sally for the kindness. So, I made sure Gene got credit for all the other nice things Sally did … in my own silly way.
I’m happy to say that Gmom is now 80! WOW! I love you, Gmom and am looking forward to seeing you in September!