Sleeping Out Under the Stars

Tonight the boys will be sleeping out under the stars to see a meteor shower.  According to National Geographic News tonight will be a good night: 

"During the 2009 Leonid meteor shower, you may see anywhere from 30 to 300 shooting stars an hour, depending on whether you’re in the right place to see Tuesday’s showy peak before dawn, experts predict."

This picture above is from before our recent furlough.  Tonight we will see if Papa needs to buy a longer trailer.  All the boys have grown so much over the past year.  They really enjoy crazy things like this.  Papa will tow their "bed" out into the middle of the field in front of our house and leave them there for the night.  We leave the front door unlocked in case anyone needs to come in or just decides to get in their real bed instead.  Usually they make it the whole night.  Even though we live in a nice hot tropical kind of place, often at night with the wind blowing it seems cold – hence the covers and coats.  I don’t think there will be much of a problem tonight.  We’ve been sweating all day long!

Here’s a link to the above mentioned National Geographic News article about the showers:

2009 Leonid Meteor Showers/ National Geographic

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