Monday, August 20, 2007

A Camping We Will Go!

S'mores, a beautiful hike, good friends, campfire, lots of laughing, tents, lots of rain, leaky tent, sunshine, stars, cold nights and chilly mornings, warm sleeping bags, a beautiful creek, wet children and wet clothes, fleece, raingear, rocks, dirt, mushrooms, tears, latrines, hot chocolate, more s'mores, no mosquitos, no flies, and no bears (thank the lord!), worship around a campfire, the best campground host ever, Doritos, wildflowers, seven children, six girls, one boy (kudos to Will for being a great sport about it too!), singing, sweat, a burned finger, caves, coolers, more rain, hot dogs and hamburgers, hard ground and no sleeping bag pad, forgotten duffel bag, Uno, tarp and twine, lots of memories, and fun, fun, FUN! Can't wait to go back! Is next weekend too soon?

Abbey said this was her first s'more. I think she liked it, don't you?

Tent time!

Will got this cute t-shirt in Grand Lake...can you read it? It's funny!

Waiting out a huge downpour!

We didn't see any bears, but this sign might explain why I was worried. Our campground host, Mr. Tim, told us a few bear stories that didn't make it easy for me to sleep at night!

Go here to read what John wrote about our weekend!


Holly said...

Awww, now I was hoping for a bear from afar (not a "fire"--a little southern humor there)...looks and sounds like fun!!

And did you know that the other day was the national day to eat s'mores?

Hope you are doing well today!

Trish said...

Sounds like you guys had a GREAT time! I prayed that you would be safe from the bears, ;) What would camping be without s'mores, some rain, and a leaky tent? I don't think I've ever been camping when it was dry and/or the tent didn't leak. Still too blasted hot here to camp ~ thanks for the pics; I'm enjoying living vicariously through you! :)


Trish said...

BTW, if you ever decide you really want to see bears, try taking a trip up to Katmai in Alaska. During the salmon run there are grizzlies as far as the eye can see, and they don't give a hoot about the people watching them (within limits, of course). I have some amazing picures of grizzlies during the salmon run ~ bears everywhere! It's really a great way to see the bears up closer than you would ever normally dare to venture (unless you want to be bear scat)~ they're so intent on catching the salmon that they don't pay any attention to the people. Amazing. An awesome sight. :)

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Lindsay said...

Love reading the two renditions of the camping weekend. Sounds like y'all had a blast.

debra parker said...

looks like some fun times...memories.

*carrie* said...

Great photos, Mer! And I loved the story about you meeting your husband in the comment on my "freshmen" post--thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Oh boy, came across your post and love love my home state Colorado. Coming home for a visit in December to the Springs woohoo!!! My husband doesn't know what S'mores are, will have to introduce it to him. Miss camping and all the stuff. Noticed you are from Razorback country? Lived in Searcy for 7 years. Well, good to see posts from my beloved mountains.

Anonymous said...

What a great weekend. Looks like you guys had quite the adventure.

Robin Green said...

These pictures made me want to camp so bad--I am trying to get my husband to rent an rv from the base so we can go locally one weekend. I know we would all love. I enjoyed your pictures.