This weekend, we went camping in Littleton, NC with Jason's family. It was my first camping trip with the Kneisler's, and though eventful, it was a blast.
Littleton is right on the banks of Lake Gaston and it was one of the best campsites I've been to yet. Friday night we made the drive to Little and set up our tents in the dark, but we woke up to this view the next morning... GORGEOUS and well worth setting up camp in the middle of the night. After a breakfast of pancakes, camp eggs, bacon, and sausage, we rented a pontoon boat and spent the day on the water.
We swam, we sunbathed, we saw cat fish almost as big as me. Everyone got a chance to drive. We oohed and ahhed at the gorgeous lake houses we passed. One literally looks like a castle. I also got in a little nap in while sunning on the boat. I could get used to living like that! Just before we had to return the boat, we swung by the campsite to see the view from the water.
The night ended well. A blazing fire, pictures, chili, hot dogs, s'mores, and jiffy pop. A few of the RVers threw a party a few sites down so we even had some tunes while we sat by the fire.
The next morning, I woke and headed to the bathhouse to brush my teeth... It started sprinkling when I got back to the camp and soon the rain picked up. Before, we even had time to think, our charming campsite turned in a muddy river. We are talking torrential rainfall.
We found out later that flash flood, tornado, and hail warnings were issued for the entire area. I have never been so wet in my entire life. The weather provoked some some pretty courageous acts. Kristin and Wimberly packed up a tent while standing in 6 inches of water. Dan, Kevin, and Jason managed to load up three tents and all our gear in less than an hour. Soaked, but no worse for wear, we made it back to Chesapeake just fine.