In the midst of all that our good friends invited us to come to Haines to get away from it all for the August long weekend. After much persuading we agreed to go. Since our truck was being repaired we borrowed my in-laws truck and camper.
That trip was a great time . We fished crabbed and shrimped and put aside the difficulties of the car accident for a while. After that weekend we decided to make a tradition out of it. We go every year if we can on the August long weekend.
This year 2014 we went with Rian and Rachel as well as several of our good friends. It was a bit wet as it rained most of the time we were there, but we still had a great time. The first morning we realized we had a big leak in the bedroom closet. All of Kelda's clothes got wet and we spent most of the morning trying to dry out clothes, mattresses and pillows, however we still did get some fishing done (just no fish). We also got to do some crabbing and shrimping! We did get some crabs and a fair amount of shrimp. We always try to make the best out of every situation so wet or not, we were going to do our best to have fun. The kids didn't seem to mind. The campground was full of puddles and everyday was a new adventure.
In the evenings we sat by the fire and made Smore´s and such. One evening we even made cones with marshmallows, bananas and chocolate chips that we grilled on the fire. Of corse we had Norwegian waffles for breakfast one morning as that has become tradition as well.
Both on the way in and out to Haines we stopped at Frosty's for ice cream as we all love our ice cream.