the pretty mountains surrounding the area. also, the beautiful river.
and here is our cozy campsite. it was perfect - all nestled in the trees. the only problem? mosquitos (by the billions if you ask me) thought it was a pretty dandy place too. i forgot how much i absolutely HATE, HATE, HATE mosquitos.
Chillin' and Eatin' at Camp
here's ben cooking all of our gourment-camp food - mac 'n cheese (pre-cooked noodles with some shredded cheese).
Jonas chillin' in his campin' chair. (for some reason, we think he really looks like his cute cousin, Emily Edens!)
these boys take eating their dinners very seriously apparently.
the boys trying to get warmed up in blankets and sitting by the fire - waiting for some warm oatmeal.
Fun Inside the Tent
while ben was pumping up the air matress the boys had fun playing under it - and got a lot of static electricity from it!
Fun in the Great Outdoors
a wonderful log we found - perfect for bouncin'!
so we took a hike on saturday morning to a river to get some water (yes, we filtered it). there was this perfect muddy, miniature, side-river (oxbow?) right next to the big river and miles had a blast! as you can tell from the pics the water was freezing - absolutely freezing! the kid played in it so long i was worried he was going to cause serious damage to his feet. ben and i both got in but did not last nearly as long as miles! and jonas? he barely let us dip his toes in. :) smart boy.
we went out fishing on friday evening and saturday - neither day fish were caught by us! oh well. we forgot worms and tried some lures - that obviously weren't luring the fish there. whatever. miles got, ummmm, slightly dirty from our camping adventures. fun for him. (also fun for him? his shower when we got home! seriously, the boy loved it and was laughing and hollering all the while in the shower!)
so anyways, it was a great camping trip in a beautiful spot. and the boys slept the best they ever have and we even all took naps in the tent on saturday afternoon. how nice.
our next camping adventure? lake city - for the july 4th. and that just might be my last for the summer. we'll see. . .