Hi. :) I have been meaning to write a post about our family camp out this August. Since I am determined to get it done tonight, it will be brief. But it will still help to preserve memories! :D
This year we camped at a campsite called Whiskey Rock on Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho. It is an absolutely GORGEOUS place! And it's close to home too. However, it took eons to get there as we had road construction that kept the traffic so slow that Mindy and I finally decided to get out and run! :) LOL Yep. It was quite an exciting adventure!
As you can see we took two boats and a kayak with us. The boys rigged the boats themselves then went out and played a so called "Pirate" game. On the count of three each team races to capsize their own boat, then swim over to the other boat and rite it (capsize recovery). First one to rite the other boat wins. There was also kayaking, swimming, hiking, photo taking, and sitting around relaxing and eating camping food.
It was great watching the boys come up with fun things to do. They played that insane game some people play with bows and arrows, where you shoot an arrow in the air and everyone stays in one place hoping an arrow doesn't come down on them. But don't worry; they aren't insane, so they used ordinary sticks. LOL (they used sticks... :) They whittled. And we all had fun playing stick pull. I was really pleased with how much activity went on, while still having a really relaxing weekend. I LOVED that the time went by slowly and it felt like we really got away from the hectic daily living.
PS. We took three extra boys with us, but sometimes they claim to be ours. :) I may come back and post some photos that Dausen took as he went hiking regularly just to find beautiful and interesting things to take photos of.
I hope you have an awesome day! :D