Sunday, May 3, 2015

A shattering week......:(

If things happen in three's I should be covered in the broken glass department.  Last Sunday, I took Auntie and Hailey for a good ole fashioned Sunday drive, like I remember when I was a kid.  After church we loaded up and headed out to the Colfax Fairgrounds where they were plowing fields with teams of horses. 

It was a sunny day perfect for a trip down my Aunties Memory Lane, so we hear the stories of my grandfather who worked the farm with horses. 

Auntie told stories of riding on the various equipment with her Dad.  Some of the stories I had heard before and a couple I heard for the first time. 

I have always felt that I was born past my time and I always identify with the stories of early pioneer women.

Auntie doesn't enjoy camping and traveling as much these days but still loves a good day trip!
I love finding activities that start the stories flowing.


Strike One

When we arrived home, the first thing I noticed was the umbrella which was housed in the stand on the real of my little trailer......was no longer in the stand, but was smashed through the glass and screen on it's back door.   (A trip to the glass repair shop came in at a mere $70.) 

I can't come up with a satisfactory explanation.....which in the end doesn't even matter.  It just is what it is.  The more I looked at it....vandalism seems to be the culprit.   If that's the case, I choose not to dwell on it.  Stupid people do stupid things.  

I couldn't bring myself to take a picture of the shattered window..... 
but here is the trailer, good as new!!  It goes to show me, I certainly can't keep up with the upkeep on two rigs... Ugh!

 Lolita, returned to her former glory!


Strike Two

I visited an old friend this week... She fell a couple of weeks ago and broke her hip.  We have shared so many good times through the years and have so many shared experiences.  This is one experience I hope not to share with her!  On the way home on the interstate a truck passed me by leaving a rock  flying chipping my window (sigh, complete with a spider run )


Back to the glass shop, but this was not repairable, it would require a whole new windshield.  As much as I hate it, I am not going to repair it at this time.  The run is small and who knows after the summer trip other chips might be added.  

 I will probably wait and do the replacement before winter.  Now, I'm not a suspicious person... but even I was becoming a bit gun shy....Twenty odd years without visiting a glass shop and I've been twice in one week..... 

I decide to take a little weekend trip to one of our favorite little lakes.  Hog Lake. 

It's on BLM land and Free, (did I say FREE!) with great weather for a little paddle about on the lake with a water fall for a destination.  There are a few hundred thousand people in Spokane to watch and participated in a jogging event called Bloomsday of 7.2 miles.  In my younger years I participated until I came to my senses and have since found all kinds of creative excuses to get out of town.   

I made a good choice.... no people except the occasional fisherman, hiker or kayaker. 


It is a perfect day for a kayak float.....


 First CampFire of the season

But you would think I'd be walking a wide birth around anything glass....nope not me!!  I know you are waiting for it.....

 Strike Three......

While helping Hailey make the new phone dropped out of my pocket...... and you guessed it.  The glass protector broke.... lucky for me the protector was on, as I had only bought it on Monday.

As I started writing this post, I was in a pretty grumpy mood....I'm feeling much better now....thanks for listening!    :)

I hope this means I am done with breaking glass.....  If not I will be in hiding until this passes.

~Happy Trails~


  1. I sure hope things only come in threes!

  2. Good grief! Isn't it weird how these things happen? So sorry - I just hate it when things start happening like that. I always tiptoe around until the third thing happens, then I can relax. I think you're good for a while. :)

  3. My goodness, I'm thinking your good for now too. beautiful pictures. I have a very similar picture of the moon from a while back.

    At least you got away for a couple days.

  4. It does pay to talk things out. Bummer about the three. But your camping pictures are beautiful and you are all done with that bad stuff now. I do hate to think of vandalism to sweet Lolita.

  5. Good heavens, sorry about all this broken glass. Good thing, none of you are broken. Good luck. Lovely pictures!

  6. As the saying goes, when it rains it pours. Let's hope you have no more rain, or broken glasss! That looks like a beautiful place to camp.

  7. I hope your vandals don't come back. Could you please provide details about your kayaks. How long have you had them, where you purchased, are they stable, any troubles, how compact? Thank you

    1. Nancy, I bought my first kayak in 2012 and a second one in 2014 for my granddaughter. We have very limited cargo space so inflatables are the only option for us to enjoy the water.I purchased mine from REI but found them on Amazon as well. I have had hard shell kayaks is the past and they track in the water better, but these are easy to get into and stable in the water. I only use them for lake kayaking. I love being out on the water.

      These are called Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks

  8. They say things happen in 3's. You should be ok for the summer now. :)