08 July, 2009

4th of July Campout - Part II

To continue the tales of camping...

Saturday afternoon we hiked to Thunderbird Falls. It's not a very long hike, and has a well maintained trail. The walk was nice, as well as the views, the fun trees, and the caches (of course!) we found.

We were later getting back than we anticipated, which means that Greg's mom and our niece were waiting at the campsite for us. To celebrate the 4th - besides just going out camping and all the fun we'd already had - we had a yummy steak dinner with fire-cooked onions, carrots, and sweet potatoes, and a watermelon.

After dinner, we split up into teams to challenge for ladder golf. Emma & I won the first round, but because I don't seem to have much luck with scoring (INCOMING!!! watch your head!), we lost the second game. While the other teams were vying for bragging rights, we went over to stoke the fire and cook marshmallows.

After a marvelously lovely day, we spent the rest of the evening relaxing around the fire. We made a large one, as we had lots of wood to burn... I *do* so love a roaring campfire... Another night lulled to sleep by the river - I believe I slept like a baby! - and then it was time to pack and go home.

On the way out of the campground, we stopped for one last cache - the owner replaced it over the weekend, as Greg & Anita tried finding it Friday and came away empty. This was an amazing weekend: good weather, good company, good food, good fun!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Sounds like a great trip! We went camping over the 4th, too, but I think your experience was more fun. (I'm a wee bit jealous of camping with no kids!) :D