Sunday, September 07, 2008

September Camping

Camping almost didn't happen, it was raining heavily on Friday afternoon, but we took the risk and spent two relaxing nights in front of the fire. Saturday was beautiful(after the requisite shower). But today we had to pack up in the rain, sigh..... doing all the wet laundry as I type.

But despite the bits of rain we had a wonderful time camping with friends, John and Dana and their kids Cole and Jaiden. Generously the boys slept in the tent and the girls slept in the camper trailer with heated mattresses!

Dana and I did a bit of shopping in Paris while Steve and John took the kids to the lake for fishing, canoeing and swimming.

But first, Cole started his day with pancakes.

Both Britt and Cole caught fish.

Brianne enjoyed the sun.

Lounging on the beach.

A trip to the beach isn't complete without sandcastles and buried kids!

A lake view.

The kids also hiked and rode their bikes. These are some wildflowers Brittany found on a hike.

And they even found a frog.

And what did Dana do in the all the rain today? She tried to rig up a little sailboat!

Camping with John and Dana may have to become an annual event, minus the rain of course!


Anonymous said...

We thought about you while scrapbooking at the Turtle on Friday night....and hope that you'd be staying high & dry. Neat pictures...brought back amny memories.

Rosanne said...

Hi Brenda,

We were very wet Sunday morning but tried singing in the rain!

It was a fun weekend!


Rosemary said...

Looks like a great time despite the rain. Pretty location .

Audrey Pettit said...

Looks like a great trip! Too bad the rain had to spoil it a bit at the end.