So we went swimming instead. After an hour, we were all feeling better and decided that we didn't need a boat to have fun.
But swimming and fresh air makes one enjoy a nap... Night fell after a delicious supper of chicken fajitas made on the camp stove. We were all too tired to care about the dirty skillets and I promised to wash them first thing in the morning.
We retired to the camper for 5 rounds of UNO and lots of laughing.
The day had been cloudy so the night was positively comfortable. We had all the windows open so we could hear the crickets singing.
Then I heard something. A small shuffle. Was someone walking though our camp?
There it was again. Shhhhh! I hear something! Everyone held their cards and their tongues. Yes! Unmistakeable clamor near the picnic table. Immediately the kids suspected the two skunks they had seen wandering the woods while they took a bike ride. Hubby grabbed the flashlight, wanting to identify the noise before we were sprayed out of the the site.
This is what we saw....
He was fully grown and healthy looking. And he was helping himself to the stuck-on chicken pieces from our supper. I internally fussed at myself for not washing the skillets. But I was also secretly tickled that I hadn't. I got very close for photos before he decided that he had had enough of the leftovers.
The skillets were a breeze to wash the next morning. Don't worry, I used plenty of soap, hot water, and elbow grease despite the good pre-wash Rocky did.
On the last day of camping, we slept in, had more camp doughnuts (despite having planned on something else initially. It was the doughnuts we wanted, so we had them!) then we went for another swim.
After the swim, we wandered around the marina dock. At the back, there is a walkway out to the gas pumps for the boats. In the water on your right, you will see this...
Those are HUGE carp.
The lady who cooks inside the marina tosses their scraps to them and calls them her "babies". She says the really big ones don't come up as often. How big are the big ones I wonder?!!!
So, the camping trip ended and we were all wishing we had just one more day, but vacations have a way of moving quicker than the work week and we had one more day of planned activity.
Photos of that tomorrow.