Camping Trip

We went camping with Allison and Jason over the weekend. After our trip last year we had planned to go again, but it took us a year to actually do it. This year we really do need to go in the fall too. Last year we went to Jordan Lake and camped on a Friday night, but this year we went to Falls Lake and camped Saturday night. We made it out to the lake around 2 and drove around for awhile trying to find a site with a view of the water. Most of the really good sites were taken, but we managed to find one with a little bit of a water view and easy walk to the water. Allison and I once again were in charge of the tents and the boys gathered fire wood. Casey and I have camped several times since last year so I was pretty sure I could get the tent up myself this time. I worked on our tent while Allison opened their tent (it had never been used). Well, here I am putting the tent up. As you can see I didn’t really do too well at first.

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But as you can see I did manage to get it set up eventually…. It only took two tries.
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Allison and Jason’s tent was another story. There are tons of pictures of us trying to put the tent up. Here are a few highlights.

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Is this right?
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It looked a bit strange, but it was right. I guess it was just new and needed to be stretched out a bit.

Here is our redneck fire
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Eventually Allison and I convinced the boys we should go buy some firewood so we went up to the front gate and got a few bundles. We tried the hobo dinners again and made a few improvements this year. We didn’t cook them for hours, cooked them on the coals and ate a bit earlier so it was light out!! The dinners turned out really well. For those of you that forgot here is what last year’s dinner looked like:
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Here was this year’s dinner. Big improvement.
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Enjoying dinner
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And of course we had to have our smores!! Check out the concentration it takes to make a smore.
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Even though we went with two former scouts we weren’t exactly prepared, but never fear the boys were inventive and made us lots of “tools”.

The shovel
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The chocolate melter for smores
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However the highlight of the day was Jason taking a bath in the lake!! Don’t worry folks he has pants on.

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I slept a bit better this time, but I woke up several times because I had to pee. So on our next trip I either need to cut off all liquids at 3pm or I need to bring a diaper! I think I would have slept really well if I didn’t have to pee so bad and I was not walking to the bathroom in the dark. In the morning it started to rain a bit on us. There was about a 10% chance of rain on Sunday and sure enough it poured on us! So we didn’t get to have our breakfast (we did get a few breakfast marshmallows) and left a bit earlier than we planned. I didn’t get a nice group shot this time. Maybe in the fall. It was of course beautiful the rest of the day, not a cloud in the sky!

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  1. Well it looks like ya’ll had a great time and glad those scoutting skills came in to play (lol). Great pics!~

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