We were supposed to go to Catalina yesterday at 6 a.m. We were going to be there for 4 days. We would have had all 4 of our kids and their girlfriends with us. We would have taken our boat across and all of our camping equipment. We bought all the food and had packed it carefully. We had lots of fun plans to knee board, be pulled in the big tube, to snorkel, explore a water cave, eats lots of good food, drink a couple of Buffalo's Milk (a very tasty drink from the little bar on Two Harbors), laugh, hike, enjoy our family and friends and simply appreciate God's splendor. BUT, that was all denied! Our reservation for our 3 campsites for 19 of us were given away, the reservations we booked in December 2009. Somehow they did not get paid for and the 5 phone calls they said they made to our reservation-maker did not get through. What I'm saying is we think they gave away our primo spots to someone they knew and made up the effort to contact us. Most of the girls (in our group) cried and most of the boys were very aggravated. So, we did not get to have our little trip with all of us together. After all the planning, purchasing, securing the time off, and the excitement that led up to it, we did not go.
We have made this trip 4 times. This was going to be the first time that our whole family would go together. I, as the mommy, am very disappointed!!!! As my kids get older it gets harder to get us all together at the same time. I soooooo looked forward to them not being able to leave early, answer cell phones, have other things to do, fall asleep watching sports or just go into another room.
Okay, enough of that! We are all healthy, happy and safe. We had lunch together and the boys played basketball yesterday. We rode our bikes, with the younger kids, to the movies and saw Nanny McPhee. Today, we worked on my new classroom, which I desperately needed (and still need) to do. Tomorrow, the boys and their girlfriends will come over, after they play a round of golf together, and swim and have a bbq with us. We are happy, healthy, and safe. God is good.
I will get over my disappointment! I am blessed and I really shouldn't complain. I'm done. Thank you for listening(reading).