My brother, his wife and children came out to spend the day with us on the lake. The water was very calm so my brother took the kids out on the lake in a cove and of course the kids had to jump out and swim. They had loads of fun with the boat and we enjoyed grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. We are always glad when the kids enjoy themselves.
Sitting around and watching Netflix and we had already brought the awning in due to the wind and we weren't very concerned about the pagoda because of the air opening in the top to let the wind out. Suddenly Sherrian yelled "Mike" and we ran outside just in time to catch the pagoda before it smashed into the RV. We managed to keep it off the rv and after much work struggling against the wind gusts we were able to fold it up. Luckily there was only damage to one of the metal braces and we think we can make a repair and it will be fine.
Lesson learned to keep a better watch on the weather. When in doubt put the awning in and take down the canopy. We might try using weights to hold the canopy down.
We bought this Easy Up Pagoda last summer and spent an afternoon trying to figure out how to put it up. After much frustration the Pagoda has been sitting in the RV basement for months. We thought while Jason was visiting we would try once again to raise the Pagoda. Our niece Leslie Gheesling and her husband Michael came to visit Jason so now we had plenty of expertise. The Pagoda went up in a flash and we are really enjoying the extra shade.
Our son Jason is visiting from Asbury Park, NJ to attend a friend's wedding. We are excited to have him for the weekend and stay with us at the camper. We decided to take our new raft out on the lake. The raft performed fine, however, we did find the oars to be too short and the 4-man raft a little difficult to handle with two people, especially in choppy water. We have decided to buy new oars and outfit our raft with a trolling motor.
We love to travel in our 2021 Coachmen Beyond van about half of the year. Join us, if you will, to see where our adventures take us.