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Monday, August 15, 2011

Our camping adventure…

We got invited to join some friends for an overnight camping trip.  With having the cabin, we have never done camping, at least with the girls. 

But we thought, how bad can it be.

So we bought a tent and pack up and headed to Camp Far West with our friends, Karen, Garrett, their daughter Claire, who is Hanna’s age and their two dogs, Duke and Vena. 

It took about 45 minutes to get there – quite close to home; once there we drove around and around looking for a good, available site.  Now when I think about campgrounds, I think of camping in Pinecrest (where we have our cabin) – paved roads, sites that you reserve, bathrooms, showers…well not here.  You can pretty much camp anywhere you can find a spot.  Since we were only going for 1 night – in case none of the kids liked it – most of the spots were taken.  We finally found one and started setting up camp. 

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After camp was set up we walked the 100 ft to the lake and spent the afternoon there with the girls playing in the water and us adults enjoying some ice cold beverages

Caty and Hanna


Claire and Duke


The guys taking the girls out

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Caty and Vena

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Yep, Hanna was so happy to play in the dirt – couldn’t really call it sand.


Garrett getting the girls ready to go out in the boat (which belonged to the neighboring campers – they let us use it all afternoon)

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The neighbors also let us use their jet-ski.  Garrett was the only one who went out on it – both Scott and I had had quite a bit to drink so we passed


Hanna trying out the tent


Caty helping Karen get dinner ready

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Time for smores!!

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We had such a great time.  Considering we had never taken the girls before we didn’t know how they would do with sleeping in the tent.  Hanna had only slept in her crib or a pack-n-play so she’s never had the “freedom” of sleeping in something that she could get out of.  She did great!  Went to bed around 9 and slept until 7 the next morning. 

No pictures from Sunday because as soon as we were up, Claire decided that it was time to pack up and head out.  We were home before 10:00. 

We’re thinking about taking one more camping trip before fall comes.  We’ll see if we can manage two nights (seeing as most camp sites have a 2 night minimum). 


Julie said...

Love all the blogging lately!

Emily said...

So glad you had such a great time on your first camping trip! It looks like it was a great time! Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to attempt it too!

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