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Monday, July 29, 2013

Father's Day Camping Trip

I'm really behind in posting about what's going on this Summer at and around our house. I have some photos to share of our camping trip we took with a few other families we know that also homeschool. We went up to one of the families farm up north and camped there from Friday to Sunday afternoon. What an adventure it was. We headed up when it was partly cloudy and as we got to the property it started downpouring with hail to boot.. We have a 2 wheel drive Suburban going on this muddy dirt road up a large hill to the camp site made for a really fun mudbogging adventure. Our friends went up first and tried really hard to go up 2 wheel drive but ended up putting it in 4 wheel drive and we watched them travel up sideways all the way to the top.. Kids thought that was totally awesome to watch that! For us we didn't have that option so it took us some very creative maneuvering to get us where we needed and a story to tell our grandchildren.. (smiles)

While setting up our camp a rain shower came through again making the tents all wet but we overcame. Because of the rain though and the cloud cover the temps never climbed so we ended up with upper 30's for temps that night. brrrrrrrr.......   Keep in mind we were camping in the summer so we didn't prepare ourselves for that cold of a night.

Over all, we had a blast. Went hiking, saw a young elk still with spots. Beautiful views, and wonderful fellowship with friends.. Went fishing, caught many and released many.. Great memories to be had!

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Hubby and his friend cutting firewood for our campsite firepit

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Beautiful view of the area around our campsite

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Homestead on the property that my friends family once lived in years ago!!

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My daughter and I posing at the homestead

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Hubby's fish he caught

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DS11's second fish he caught. I wasn't there when he caught his first fish..

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DS14's fish he caught

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My fish I caught. My very first Brook Trout... my hubby says I hold fish funny.. Oh well, I didn't drop him.. hee hee!

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All the families having a great time at the pond..

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On our hike to the top of the mountain which was long and almost straight up in some spots, it was well worth it when you saw this view..

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My son while we rested half way up the mountain

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Once we hit the top, we took a photo to remember it by..

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The teens went on a separate hike which included DD18 and DS14.. this is just a few of the kids that went on the hike.

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The ladies enjoying dinner

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Roasting marshmallows.. mmmmmmmm

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On Father's Day was when we packed up the tent and went back home. Here is my hubby above as "Super Dad".. thought it very fitting since it was his special day!!

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The ladies before we went home..
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