Sunday, July 8, 2012

Aug 2011 Camping trip

We went camping with some friends up one of the many beautiful canyons here.  The girls love to camp, but it is so much work for just an over night stay that I would prefer to stay a few nights.  That is exactly what we did.  It was so much fun!

Amber turned into some creature... she was super funny and was easily entertained.
 We went on several little hikes.  One of which Lindsey fell and really hurt her leg.  It was scraped up really ugly looking.  Poor thing.  She was pretty brave still though.
 Samantha had an addition to the flash lights and laterns.  She kept playing with them even when it was day time.
 Samantha had a little friend her very own size and age.... and they have the same hair too.  When we get together with this same family, I always mix the two girls up because they are alike in many ways.
 These are the earrings that one of the cute girls made me for my birthday.  Wasn't that so nice.  My birthday was the first day I think we got there.  It just so happened, they matched my shirt pErFeCtLy!  And this is the only way Samantha would nap, which wasn't very often while we camped.
 Amber is entertaining herself again, she found dirt, that was enough.  She even moved her camp chair to this little opening of trees.
 Lindsey was entertained too, her and a friend tried to make fire by using the magnifying glass.  They got it smoking a little.
 I think this was called the Devil's kitchen.  It was a hike, but it was super short.  I do love the red rocks though.
 Here is another part of the rock formations.
 One night Robert's parents came up to visit and have dinner with us.  It was fun to have them come visit.  They couldn't stay the night.  They looked and looked for a little camp trailer so they could camp with us, but it never really worked out.  Then they had a scheduling conflict.
 We drove and looked around a little bit up around the canyon.  It was beautiful, but you won't catch me looking too far over the edge or getting close even. 
 Gorgeous!!  I didn't have to get any closer to figure that out. 
 Emily was enjoying the scenery too.
 There was only a few boys compared to all the girls, but these young teenager was a very fun part of it all.  He was so good with the girls, was helpful, and the girls thought he was SOOO funny!  He was funny.  It was great to spend time with his family too. 
 Everyone is waiting around for some yummy dinner and desert too, dutch oven style.  YUM!
 Lindsey and her friend are getting smoked out... 
When we packed up from camp on our way home, we stopped to go fishing.  We saw a little deer across the way coming down for a drink.
 Lauren thought it was pretty fun to fish. 
 Lindsey was having a good time too. 
 We spotted a little chipmunk too.  He was looking for left over food.
 Samantha and Amber were okay with fishing, but since there was just one pole, and it was too big for them, they just played in the dirt.  That was fun enough.
 Emily was getting the hang of fishing too. 
 Here's a whole line up of fisherman, I don't remember anyone catching anything.  We did find a dead fish, but that one didn't really count.  Robert also accidently threw his phone in the water, he thought it was his knife.  It survived okay, luckily.
 One last time to fish before we go home.  Robert and Lindsey are trying out a different place, but still no luck. 
It was time to go home.  It was a fun camping trip, a good way to end the summer before school started back up.  The girls always ask when we can go camping again.

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