Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Some very happy campers!

From the Journal of one happy camper:

Friday, day one of our camping adventures. Justin only had to work half a day therefore we were able to head to the hills around 2:00. We loaded up, hitched the trailer to the truck, and were on our way to Big Elk campground. All were excited! The drive was beautiful!
Found a great camping spot. Backed trailer in and became busy bees setting up camp.
After camp is set up we have time to sit down relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Within minutes the boys are dirty from head to toe. Feels great to be enjoying the good ole outdoors.
For dinner we have one of our favorite camping meals, tin foil dinners. Hamburger, Potatoes, and carrots, all wrapped up in tin foil and slow cooked on hot coals. DELICIOUS! Kamden refused to sleep in the tent but feel fast asleep on a bed in the trailer. Karson on the other hand was a night owl! Finally he too feel fast asleep and so did I.

Awoke bright and early, that is what happens when you have kids. Stepped out of the trailer and the sun was shinning and the outdoors smelled great! I love that fresh air. Enjoyed some conversation with my family over breakfast burritos. After breakfast prepared for our trek geocaching. What is that you ask? Well thank heavens for wikipedia, they can define it much better than I. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. We drove, hiked, and even stopped in alpine for some ice cream, but we finally found the treasure,after a snowball fight that is. We had so much fun, and if you are up for a good adventure I highly recommend it! While waiting for our dutch oven dinner to cook we played some horse shoes. We had some delicious dinner then we watched a movie in the trailer then all feel sound asleep.

Day three of camp I awoke to the sound of rain on the trailer roof. Everything was soaking wet. After it stopped we had a quick breakfast of cold cereal then headed out for a mid morning hike. It was overcast and cool but perfect weather for hiking. Kamden and Karson both did really well. Justin carried Karson for part of the way but then to our surprise when we put him down he actually kept up better with us then Kamden did. When the boys got tired Justin took them back and me and my sis Tess kept hiking. There is something about being out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by all that beauty that is so calming! One point in particular was overwhelmingly beautiful. It was a open meadow of wild flowers, off to our right was a fast moving creek down in a small canyon, to our far left we could see a huge waterfall, and everywhere we looked we were surrounded by mountains. We found some rocks to sit in and had a nice talk. Then we headed back on our way. It sure made me so grateful for this beautiful earth that we live on. When we got back to camp a storm was moving in. So we hurry and made a quick decision to pack up and leave. Although I would have loved to stay another day camping is no fun in the rain with two very curious boys. But what a great weekend of camping.


The WIlloughby Family said...

I love the bath in the bucket!!! So Cute! I have wondered how the "camping adventures" went--you will have to update me on all the details!! I hope you guys had fun!!

Crystal said...

This looks like so much fun, and to be able to do it with your whole family, even better. Your boys are starting to look more like each other to me.