i know some people LOVE going camping for long periods and roughing it but… I'm not one of those people.
don't get me wrong...I love the idea of camping, sweet stories around the campfire, stars that twinkle high in the sky, hiking, crisp morning air and eating breakfast outside....and I don't even mind getting.... dirty....but ...that's where it ends....
i don't sleep when we go camping....I hear and feel everything...all night long....and once I'm awake I stay awake....plus I tend to be the safety monitor....yep that's me...have been since I was 12!
and one more thing.... I like our toilets and showers clean and nearby.
Camping at the Cabin-
I invited Heidi and the Kids to go camping with me... there was just one catch....it would be camping at the cabin.
Camping at the cabin day one-
- games on the deck
- star gazing and playing charades
We gathered up all our sleeping bags, pillows and blankets and spread them out on the deck....for an evening of charades and star gazing.....just like we were camping (smile)
We had a blast playing charades-
While star gazing we saw-
- shooting stars
- alien spaceship (but was probably just a crazy weird looking plane.)
- big and little dipper
- made up stories to go with the stars
- We found Venus shining brightly in the southwest through the purple dusk. =)
We stayed up way late looking at stars....until the bats started dive bombing us....good times. (all the adventure of camping with the comforts of home.)
Day 2 at Lake Alpine- (the story is in the pictures)
We love the charm of this Lake- Lake Alpine
Day Two Evening activities-
- Because it wouldn't be camping without roasting Hot-dogs
- and marshmallows
- and just for fun carry around curly the squirrel and wear mittens....because you want too.
- Preston made the camp fire.
Pizookie before bed time
Day three Cabin Camping- Big Trees-
Right around this spot...Heidi was stung by a bee or something....crazy....she was such a trooper all the rest of the hike. (we didn't even see it coming...just standing there minding our own business.)
Pretty much the whole hike...Cole was running. When we first got there and stood on the big stump....he just ran around in circles saying...Happy, Happy, Happy!
I think Cole was an little unsure about that bear.
Camping at the cabin!
Note- when Heidi and the kids returned home...Sam had tiled the whole kitchen back splash....How wonderful....Thanks Sam for letting me take your family away for a few days.