In what I hope to be a regular annual event, we returned to Detroit Lake for a big group camping trip. Up to a dozen families come and have a relaxing time. It's a lot of fun.
We also did this last year, and it was great. The kids played, caught bugs, rode inner-tubes towed by ski boats. The adults got their share of fun, too.
This year was a little different. We arrived to cloudy skies and set up camp. We awoke to raindrops hitting the tent. Rain is okay, but there was more.
Sickness. There seemed to be a 24 hour flu going around. Some people were deathly ill just before vacation, while others contracted the bug on the trip. I believe I was the first lucky soul to violently toss cookies over night. After a full day out of commission, I was back to normal. Donna and friend Julie also were hit with it. And for those who didn'tâ€¦I bet they're throwing up right now ;)
I had hoped to ride my bike every day I was there. But the sickness, rain and cold weather threw me for a loop. I did get one ride in on Saturday in the forest roads around the lake. I was hoping to find the correct route I was looking for last year, but ended up missing the same turn. It was a lovely ride, however.
The sun came out for our last two days, and we enjoyed ourselves. The damp weather kind of slowed the adults down, but we still had fun. The kids didn't even notice the rain, and played as hard as they always do.
Looking forward to returning in 2010. Hopefully a more sunny, less barftastic time.