Sunday, September 25, 2011

Anyone for S'mores?

This weekend we met Mom and Bill at Canal Campground on Kentucky Lake. Kevin met us there and tent camped with us in a nice wooded site. Mom and Bill stayed in their camper around the corner right on the lake. Friday night was perfect weather and we cooked hot dogs and hamburgers over the fire. The boys love playing on the sandy beach and skipping rocks. We brought their bikes, so they had fun riding between our sites. When it got dark, we made S'mores and toasted marshmallows. Yummy!
Saturday morning we woke to a little drizzly rain, but we have a very good leakproof tent and we had a canopy up over our picnic table.
 Ben made us eggs and bacon on his camper grill and I made the best biscuits over the fire in our camping oven. After we got our bellies full, we headed to Land Between the Lakes. It turned into a gorgeous day, so we decided to take advantage of it. We went to the Nature Center and toured the wildlife area out back. The boys loved the owls, bald eagle, coyotes, wolves, and especially the bobcat. It just happened to be "free weekend" at LBL. So we also went through the Elk and Bison Prarie. Unfortunately they were hiding, so we only saw the back of one bison in a far field. When we got back, mom, Kevin, the boys, and I hiked over to the opposite side of the campsite to the boat dock and pier. The boys rode their bikes and kept calling us slow pokes.
Saturday night was another gorgeous night for a campfire. The boys played football and soccer on the beach with Ben.
 We had burgers, steaks, baked potatoes, and green beans for dinner, then of course the boys wanted more S'mores for dessert.

Late Saturday night we had light showers off and on. But we were toasty warm and dry in our tents and slept like babies with the sound of rain.

Ben gave Caleb his first pocket knife. Caleb widdled sticks the whole weekend.

We need some more firewood, Kev!


More Widdling

Crazy Uncle with the Silly Boys

We awoke Sunday morning to heavier rainfall and when we got a pause in the weather, we quickly packed everything up before rain started again. It was a terrific weekend with the family! Can't wait to go again!


The Petitts said...

camping is so fun! Sounds like you had some good family time. Grandpa Jerry gave Adam a pocketknife too. Let's not let the boys have them when they are together!!!!

Mom said...

Great photos and narrative Miranda. We had a ball camping that weekend with you guys in spite of the rain.