Monday, August 20, 2012

camping in the cool

We headed up camping on Friday and were able to spend some quality time .....

on the freeway ....

with plenty of other people ...

stretched as far as the eye could see.

We did finally make it to our camping spot after driving in and out of several (in the dark)
looking for the perfect spot. In the light of morning it was absolutely perfect!

It has been a while since we tent camped for a weekend.
I think I'm ready to go again next month and believe that
 Duke might agree most heartily with me.
He was in doggy heaven being out of the heat for a while.

We got our naps in here and there ....
the dog more than anyone else!

Saying it is a bit easier camping these days for our family might be a gross understatement.
I well remember (at least I think I might remember a smidgeon) the days of camping with littles.

I have to say that it is a treat to enjoy them during the day and then not have to
put them to bed at night.
I think I've gotten a little spoiled.
Maybe by the next time we're all out in the woods together Dustyn will be walking!

I don't know what the odds are of running into traffic backups going both ways,
especially when the problem both times was a semi on fire but beat the odds we did.
We didn't wait as long on the way home, inching our way along again for a time.
Better than the parking lot on the way up.

We were able to introduce Alexandra to camping which was fun.
She had never been and is willing to go again ... just maybe not next week!

I'm grounding myself for the next few weeks.
I've been gone the past 3 weekends in a row.
It is time to stay home for a few minutes.


Alyx started her job today with opening eyeballs at 5:00 a.m.
Brock started school today and drew the afternoon class so he can work mornings.
Anna & Tia went off with Jenny for the afternoon and aren't home yet.
Jari is off trying to figure out why his truck does the death wobble on the freeway at 75mph.

None of them are home and I made the mistake of cooking something that resembles food.
Leftovers really need to be renamed around here as they don't last long.
I would much rather they disappeared fast and furious down someone's fuel intake than give me constant science projects.
May as well go swish another load of laundry while I still can.
I'm almost ready to install one of those Take A Number machines next to the washer and dryer.


  1. I love it...."now serving ticket #76! Too funny! Love your camping pictures!

  2. I had fantastic subjects. :)