Thursday, October 1, 2009

Camping Days

We are home for the duration now - it is officially the end of camping season for us. Our annual camping trip was for all last week and we arrived home this past Sunday afternoon. A wonderful time away with friends, even if we did get some rainy days. Note the big blue tarp over our kitchen area:

We did stay pretty dry despite the weather. That is, of course, part of camping! One of the 'big deals' of the week were that Duck and her friend HH got their own tent. Both moms had some qualms about it and I kind of expected to hear "mom!" in the middle of the night, but they slept well and only had one night where dad had to do a security check for the boogie man. The noise turned out to be raccoons having a party behind their tent - note the potty right outside their door:

We did have some beach days during the week - although I find the water frighteningly cold! My husband was game to play with Duck. I have to warn you their is a dirty picture from the beach - I apologize if it offends anyone, it was too good to pass up the shot!:

We also took a couple of day trips. One afternoon we went to my dad's neighbourhood and spent the afternoon at a local farm. They have a petting zoo, corn maze and a whole section of games and playground stuff for kids:

" Hello little fella!"

Here is my husband as king of the castle! The girls worked tirelessly to dethrone him:

Here's real camping treat - garbage can turkey! Obviously we used a new garbage can ;o). It cooked in just under two hours, but I have to say it wasn't as good as oven roasted:

Finally, what's a camping trip without camping hair! My rag-a-muffin girl:
So, now we are home, the laundry is done, school is started and life is getting back to normal. I have some great stories to tell in the next few days, including one about a small miracle in our house. Stay tuned.
For more show and tell, see Mary!


Lori said...

Looks like so much fun! How about a posting on camping for dummies/beginners? Or a series?

Lori said...

Kim, what fun! We went camping in July with our church, ahd a blast! I love the "camping hair!" One day the young ladies of the church decided it would be "2 braids day" for all the females. The set up a "salon" table where we all visited and had our hair braided, french-braided, braided and coiled...whatever we wished. Those with short hair had 2 small braids done with several strands so they participated, too. It was a lot of fun!
Lori (aka Plans4You and Serenity in the Suburbs)

Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men said...

Ohhh what fun you all must have had. I have never heard of garbage can turkey. Now I have had deep fried WHOLE Cajin Turkey. (We had that at my wedding rehersal dinner. [0= ) I am starting to feel like a rhythum is starting to happen...slowly but surly.

Bessings and ((HUGS))
In Him<><

Tina said...

Great photos. Great memories. Love it. I would love to try the garbage can bird. I bet the campground smelled devine!

Mrs. Parunak said...

Looks like you had a great time! We got one of those camping potties this year, and it made it SO nice for middle of the night needs for kids. I would have been miserable struggling through the poison ivy with a flashlight, trying to get to the bathroom.