Last weekend we met three friends up at Lake Hartwell State Park, in South Carolina. They had camped there before, but it was a first visit for us. Our sites were not on the lake, however we were the only ones camping in that section, so we had lots of quiet and privacy surrounded by woods. Friday night we sat around chatting until lightening started. We thought it must be heat lightning as it was silent, but took it as our cue to call it a night. About 1 a.m. the lightning was like a disco strobe, it was so frequent. The rain was intense, but oddly, no thunder. The rest of the weekend the weather was great (ok, it was pretty warm, usually 90+). Saturday afternoon we made ice cream using ziploc bags. All the fixings and equipment were provided by JP. Mostly, we sat around getting to know each other better and ‘girl-talking’. MOTH tolerated the whole thing admirably and with his usual charm and good nature. It didn’t hurt that they all think he’s terrific and spoil him mightily.