Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Visitors and Other Stuff

Lavon, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 97 degrees

We had company!

Our friends Peter and Judy are here. They came in last Thursday. We met up with them in Kaufman, Texas and brought them in the back way to the lake. This way they could avoid all the Dallas traffic.

They followed us in to a neighboring park. Our park only has 30 amp and they need 50 amp so they are stayed at one of the other parks.

We’ve had a great time visiting with them. We’ve taken them to the laundromat.  Nothing like some good clean fun with friends!

We’ve eaten at some of our favorite places and played a few rounds of FastTrac.

They left yesterday to have some blinds repaired and then off to Durant, Oklahoma to play while we work.

The good news is, they’re coming back by for a four day visit before heading out.

Things have been really slow here at the park. School is about to start in a couple of weeks and it’s just too hot.

The lake levels are still very low and with only one boat ramp open, people are just not interested in driving so far to launch their boats.

Last Saturday a 27 year old man drowns after diving off a party barge.

Sunday night there was a near drowning when a boat capsized with one man aboard.

Today however has been interesting. This afternoon a car pulled up to the gatehouse. I recognized them right away. They are a young couple (late 20’s/ early 30’s) they are regular campers here.

They camp here with her parents. Her father died a couple of months ago. They have accompanied her mother in a couple of camping trips here since.

Anyway, the young couple asked to go into the park for a few minutes. They needed some alone time to talk.

I opened the gate and let them enter. I noticed they drove into the camping area of the park.

Thirty minutes later they exited the park and drove back to the gatehouse window. I opened the window and they both were beaming with huge smiles.

The young man looked over at the young lady and asked her if she was going to tell me the news. I said, yes tell me the news.

She leaned over him with her hand raised showing me a shiny new ring. She told me he proposed to her at their usual campsite. It was on that same site that her boyfriend had asked her father for his blessing months ago. It was her father’s last camping trip. Her boyfriend has patiently waited for a proper amount of time to pass before proposing.

It melted my heart. What a romantic story.

They were just beaming with excitement and we’re very happy for them.

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