In one of the moments when all was quiet and one thought maybe, just maybe we were going to fall in the blissful land of dreams, we heard a knock, knocking. Now understand its 2 in the morning, we are in the woods far away from everything we know, and everything is a much bigger deal then it would be at say, three in the afternoon. All but one of us screamed and said "WHAT WAS THAT?" Here it was just a girl who happened to be in a bed alone and able to pull such a mean trick. Needless to say, she was not in her bed alone for the next few nights. :)
We were all planning to sleep in the next morning since we did not fall asleep until 3ish. But alas we had brought along and dear friend who was with child. Eight AM came and she was ready to be up. So we all got up and around at a decent hour. We ended up being very thankful to get our day going. We were all very tired but the time in town was eventful and fun.
This store is so neat. It is full of things from all over the world. They used the money earned there to support Christians around the world. We got there and the door was lock but the sign said they were open. So...we called the number on the sign and asked if they were open. The person on the phone said yes, and sent someone to open the door for us...we all felt a little awkward, but were glad to be able to experience and spend some money here.
Unfortunately we saw many, many signs like this one
She did not get the memo that we felt sad about everywhere being closed.
Oh my...what a moment. We wanted some group shots from the weekend, but we did not see anyone to help us out. Self-timer became our best friend. I set my camera up on the top of the car and set everything up, and then ran to get in the photo on time. It was all grand until the camera started to move....I thought it was going to drop off the top of the car. Thankfully I made it in time and God protected my camera. It would have been a devastating loss. (The photos of our faces when it starts to move are priceless!!!)
After shopping around and finding most things to be closed we headed to Wal-Mart. I am very glad I will never see the people in that place again. We were not used to shopping for five people and it make things dificult. We got WAY too much food, but still managed to stay under budget! Laughing and standing around looking lost happened more than once. I think they were glad to see us leave! :) (Also we say a solid chocolate bunnie that was 150lbs. What would someone do with that?)