Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Big Camping Trip

We had such a good time camping! Ryan found a pop up trailer on Craigslist for $250 - it was from 1975 but it was in pretty good shape! So we fixed it up (Ryan) and cleaned it out (me and my mom) and it worked out great! It didn't rain the whole time we were camping so we don't know if/where there are leaks.

Here are some fun memories:

Making pudding cones

Laying in the hammock

Watching Bella turn from a white lab to a brown lab (she loved rolling and digging in the dirt!)

Fishing at the lake - we didn't catch anything, but it was fun anyway!

Crafts & coloring

Using the hatchet

Ryan made the kids a swing with some rope and a log - I think Katelyn spent most of her time in there!

Papa Fish went with us and was so nice to take the kids on hikes and tell them stories every day. They especially liked his "Pioneers and Indians" game!

Getting dirty! Our trailer does not have a shower/bathtub, but it does have a sink. Every night Ryan would heat up some water on the stove and wipe the kids down so they would be clean to sleep. Only to start it all over the next day! :)

Our favorite part was just being able to hang out without any of the distractions we have at home - work, school, phone, tv, etc... just spending quality time together!!


lenseigne said...

How awesome! And what a great deal on the camper, we love Craigslist!

Owens Family said...

I'm so jealous, that's so fun. Great times.

Mo said...

Man those pictures make me so jealous. I about lived on the log swings myself when we went camping as kids -- glad Ryan could pull that off for ya! So did you sleep in the trailer instead of a tent? So fun....

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found such a good deal on the camper! What a fun idea -- pudding cones! And Ryan is such a good dad to make the swing.