Let’s get right to the next part of the story, eh?
So Wednesday night we drifted off peacefully to sleep after our eventful evening.
Suddenly, at about 3am, we were all jolted awake by an unnaturally loud noise. It was so startling in fact, that we all 3 simultaneously bolted straight up in our beds. It almost sounded as if someone had rammed a car into the front of the cabin. Loud, but muffled. Our cabin only has two rooms for sleeping, one of which has two pull out sofa beds. So, my sister was sleeping on one and my mom and I slept in the other.
Just to set the scene a little better – as I mentioned in part I, we have been going down to our cabin my entire life. While we all feel at home there, there is also a slight uneasiness at night. Over the years, the area has changed a bit – a lot of the people my grandparents knew have left, and the people who have moved in have not kept the neighborhood up very well. When we’re there with our whole family, we don’t really think about it much, but being just us 3 women was a bit unnerving.
So we’re now all 3 wide awake with our hearts beating out of our chests. We got out of bed and started exploring around, attempting to discover an explanation for the noise. Nothing. There was nothing out of place. No one around outside that we could see. Nothing. Finally giving up, we crawled back in bed, only to spend the next several hours in a fitful sleep.
You know those kind of nights when for whatever reason, you just can’t sleep? You toss and turn and keep watching the clock, wishing for the sun to show his face…but he stays in hiding for what seems like forever. You get the idea.
Finally he did reveal himself, though, and we went about our day. After eating a quick breakfast…
…we spent some time driving around the cove, stopping to ask a couple people if they had heard anything strange that night, receiving only humored looks in return.
Deciding to put the scary night behind us, we made lunch and started packing up to head out on the lake.
Thankfully, our trailer tire had not gone flat overnight, so we were able to get back out on the water without a hitch!
Of course it would only be a few hours before the next big incident(s). That’s how we roll.
I’ll be back later for part IV and today’s eats/exercise!