"Tell your children of Him, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation." Joel 1:3

Sunday, July 5, 2009

First family camping trip

With the new camper anyway...and on our own, not with Chuck and Amy this time. It was a lot of fun. Some rain on Friday, but total sun all day Saturday made for a wonderful 4th of July. We got to the site at about 9pm Thursday night with little daylight left to get set up. The grounds were just okay, but who could expect much when they were the only place with an open spot 3 weeks earlier. Hey, the price was right. There was a good swimming spot, so that's always a good thing.

We rented a pontoon on Bay Lake Saturday afternoon and spent most of the afternoon at Church Island at the sandbar where a live band was playing on the water. About 100 other boats had the same great idea. We anchored in, met up with Pat and Lindsey, Mindy and Kaylee and mom and dad.

The boys really enjoy spending time on the lake. Whether fishing or helping dad drive the boat or just enjoying the view and breeze.

After returning the pontoon, we went to Lonesome Pine for some cheesy bread and then to the other's campsite to sit by the fire for a bit while we waited for fireworks to start in Garrison. This was probably the first year that we didn't have a scared child to hold during them.

It was a good weekend. It ended quickly, as usual. The traffic was terrible for the first hour, but I guess that's to be expected on the 4th. Everyone heading home for another week back in reality.

I think the plan is to find someplace to go for Labor Day weekend, not sure if we'll go again before that. I love that we have this family time together and something that the boys will always remember doing as kids. Good making family memories.