05 September 2018

Klassy Kamping 18 :: Day 3


Night two ended up being a little crazy. Right after H returned from his epic Cards Against Humanity evening, it started thunder storming. But not just storming, scary storming. The tent felt like a water bed and our shelter took a beating. Some in our group even went in the car and headed to the bathrooms just in case. It was terrifying. Thank goodness for the extra tarps we all put up! Not sure how our tents would have been otherwise. And thank goodness we were all on the same page when it was suggested that we pack up and hitting a hotel for the final night.

It was a great morning of no rain, but it was supposed to start up again at 3pm -- and not stop until the next day. I think we would have lost our marbles. We took advantage of the a.m. weather while Aaron cooked up amazing breakfast burritos in his incredible paella pan. It was awesome. After breakfast, we packed up camp, and headed towards New Glarus. Brian, Chris & Graham rode their bikes and Aaron and his daughter joined us later after a day of SUPing. By the time we reunited, it was pouring again. The weather was right -- it didn't stop until we left the next day. I can't think of much worse than packing up camp while it's pouring, so booking a hotel may have been the best decision ever. This is only the second time in all of these years that we bailed. The first, we went to the water park. We were hoping to do that again, but it seems that everyone had the same idea and prices were insane. Fortunately, the Landhaus had five rooms, which turned out to be a really fun place to stay. Brian and H have stayed here before. I never had but always wanted to. It was really charming -- it's a bit older but very Swiss feeling. It has a decent size pool, and even a sauna and steam room -- which we all took full advantage of. Several times. And it was definitely better than a tent in the rain. They were very accommodating, and our rooms were all next to each other. It was also super convenient -- we were able to walk into town for our favorite bakery and meat products, and later, for dinner. It was great.

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