Our Boy Scouts were busy almost every minute. When we arrived they set up their campsites, were responsible for all their own cooking, stayed up late around the campfire on Friday, went on a six mile hike on Saturday and river rafting on Sunday.
Our campsite was quite small (especially with two tents, a trailer and a dozen people crammed in it). There wasn't a lot of room to play or explore so on Saturday while our boys were off hiking we drove into Levenworth
We went to a large park and took a "hike" while our big boys hiked. We were able to cross a bridge onto an island and hike on the island. While there, we spotted this deer, only about ten feet away from us, staring at us through the trees. Deer are a common sight around our place, but somehow it was more exciting to see on our "hike".
On our way back to the van, long past lunch time, Tucker (3) said: "Mama, why are we never going to eat again? We're going to starve…to death!"
Rest assured, we made it back to the van, and did eat again.
Mordecai (6) Hezekiah (5)
I had to abruptly stop taking photos on Saturday when my camera lens stopped working. Not only did auto-focus go out this time, but the lens is not functioning at all. We are in the middle of a dispute with Canon at the moment. More on that later.
Our boys weren't finished with rafting and lunch until about 3:30, when we were finally able to head home. We soon realized that were going to need pick up dinner on our drive. Chuck planned on stopping at McDonalds…a rare treat (?) for our family. It's been at least a year since we've grabbed fast food….probably even longer. Last time we went to McDonalds, it was over $5o for our family…and the children were still hungry (we only bought them hamburgers and fries). I suggested we stop at Little Caesars and grab some Hot and Ready pizzas. Chuck thought I was crazy, but went along with my plan. We found a Little Caesars, I headed ordered five Hot and Ready pizzas at $5 each. I was back in the van in less than five minutes and only paid $27. Let me tell you, you haven't lived until you've watched fifteen people eat hot pizza in a 15 passenger van. I bought one pizza for each row and due to space constraints, someone had to hold the pizza on their laps. The van was completely silent, except for a few please and thank you's…and everyone was full and satisfied when dinner was over. Another memory made.
For more photos and a different view of our camping trip, click here