Christmas in July

05 Jul

This holiday we spent 5 days tenting with David and Sarah and David’s parents, Lavone and Mary Miller.
We spent the time in America’s Christmas Hometown,
Santa Claus, Indiana.
As beautiful as the area was, it put the OUT in outback.

We took pictures all weekend with our IPhones using the SmugShot app to upload them to our SmugMug Site.
Weekend pictures located here
4th of July 2011

What a great time we had laughing, eating, swimming, even dodging a few golf carts.
The camp grounds we stayed at,
Lake Rudolph Campground and R.V. Resort rented golf carts and they were everywhere.
We even had 2 parades with the carts all decorated in 4th colors and banners.

We cooked on the open fire with a tripod and a rotisserie that spun part of
a pig for the entire day on Saturday. Both of which were built by built by Lavone.
He had people stopping all day to look and one young man that we thought was going to join us for dinner.
We also had Chili cooked by chef Sarah over the fire. WOW, hot, spicing and good.

The weather was HOT and HUMID but fortunately for us the pool was less than 3 minutes away.
Luck would have it that the ice cream shop was at the edge of the pool.

Now the real reason we went was to visit Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.
What a great day riding water rides. The park provided all the beverages you could drink,
the sun screen you could put on and we only carried tubes twice.
The park was clean, the staff was awesome and the price was better than expected
for all they provided.
With a drive of less than 3 hours from Nashville, we will return again.
The best ride had to be the Wildebeest, which by the way, we could see and hear from our campsite.
The camp grounds even had a shuttle that ran every 15 minutes so we parked our car
at the site and never had to drive it.

The water park was ready to close at 6:30 so we decided to hit one last ride and then head to the regular
park for the rest of the evening. By the time we got to the top we realized that the sky’s were getting
black and then we heard the storm warning go off. Now we were about 5 stories up when they told us
that the water park was about to close before the storm arrived. And arrive it did about 20 minutes later.
Now remember that we are “TENTING”. After dinner we were picked up by the campground shuttle and dropped at our site.
We found the tents to be mostly dry and ready for a great nights sleep.

The down side to the weekend was that Jeremy was not able to join us because he had a show in Knoxville.
Don’t think the broken foot would have held up to the rides. We will get him there next time.
BTW – he is in Colorado for the next week.

Well back to work and Nashville for Us, South Bend for David and Sarah and Milford for Lavone and Mary.
Waiting for the next adventure.

1 Comment

Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Family Stuff


One response to “Christmas in July

  1. Terri

    July 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

    i”m jealous! So glad you had a great time.


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