Scott and Lara left on Friday and the day was pretty good with the weather. There were scattered clouds and they said some afternoon thunder storms on the way, but nothing big. We boated around and the kids played at Elkins beach. At around 4, we started ferrying people back to the condo. The clouds were getting darker, so we hurried. Mike got a call from his administrative assistant that Spokane had seen 50 m.p.h. winds and lightening, knocking power out. She said it was heading out way and that it was going to be bad. Well, we ran around pulling the water trampoline out of the water, and tied up the boat. We had to collect all of our outside toys up and we went inside as the storm swept across the lake. We all gathered int he upstairs condo to watch. First the power went out even before the storm arrived. Then it arrived with a vengeance. Wow, the winds were pretty bad and the lightening was amazing. Tom got creative on the barbecue with out dinner and the kids didn't know what to do with themselves with the power out. Within an hour, it had passed and the sun was starting to come out. What we didn't know was that trees were down everywhere and they are now saying power could be out for a week or so. Thank goodness we are at the end of the vacation. We did have a great meal, thanks to Tom, and then Rebecca and Andrea were heading off for Spokane. Rebecca is going to her Sensaria convention in Seattle, so Andrea was driving her back to Spokane and she is flying back to Seattle tomorrow morning. She didn't want to leave, but it overlapped at the end of the vacation. We have been taking a lot of good pictures for her. The night was dark and long. All of the kids went to sleep quickly, but they each up throughout the night saying that it was too dark. What a day we have had. It never seems to lack chaos, but there are a lot of good memories. Jacob was very interested/scared of the lightening and thunder during the storm and was worried that the condo was going to be hit. Thank goodness no one got hurt.
Fun picture of all the kids sitting on the couch watching the storm.