We had severe wind today but by golly, we were going to have a pumpkin carving and BBQ no matter what! Sparky is nuts about Pumpkin Master carving kits and wanted the grandkids to have a shot at carving a "master" pumpkin......The kits are GREAT at making you look like a master carver, turning out really cool pumpkins! We'll show you later, but first things first..... The awning toppers were in trouble!
We waited all afternoon for the winds to break so the kids could come to the campsite. Wind gusts continued up to 45 m.p.h. The wind was so strong! My table decorations were blowing all over the place...waa-a-an-n-h! The topper over the biggest living room slide was stretching to the max. Eldy decided to make another bungee cord/rope tie down like he did for the bedroom slide. He hooked two bungees to the two ends of the rope, threw it like a lasso over the top of the slide, and on the first try, was able to get the rope and the bungee over the full length of the topper, and down the other side. Then he attached the bungees underneath on the slide bars.
Even with the bungees and the rope holding down the topper, it was still stretched to the max.