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Friday, July 8, 2011

Not so far and away...Day 1

Norene and Bill had promised the visiting grand kids, Abbey and Michael
a camp out while they were here...
So they made the big half hour trip to one of the best campgrounds around...
Our house!
First things first...set up the tent...Bill sets up to the abundant wood pile...
Abbey supervising Grandpa...
Next thing on the campers agenda...fun..Fun...and more FUN!!
And there's nothing more fun than the cable ferry across the creek!
Everybody on board?
And away we go!!
Muscle power to the rescue...
On the other side, the woods were 'lovely, dark and deep'
...and MUDDY!
We slipped and slopped all the way to to suspension bridge...
This bridge is super wobbly and only one can go at a time...
Or two holding hands...
It was a perfect summer day to sit on the birdsong-filled riverbed...
 catching fish...
...catching sticks...
Let's see...we've gone across the river, through the jungle...hmmm... what else..
Oh yeah...trees of mystery...
These carvings are in the woods...no idea who did them or when, but what a
surprise the first time I found them...
Then it was time to go back...across the wobbly bridge...
Tiger hunting in the long grass...
Back at the house, we recapped our adventures by the pond...
Telling tales of the one that got away...
But the best part of all was the campfire, the moon and the SMORES!!!
What does tomorrow hold in store?
Off to dreamland for now.

4 comments:

gz said...

:-)

the wild magnolia said...

Goodness gracious, spectacular place, family, photos, and sharing!

Thank you so much for sharing.

Ken Christison said...

Great memories for the grandkids and grandparents. Thanks for sharing this great adventure. Love those carvings in the trees:-)

Sherry O'Keefe said...

wow, love the surprise of the carvings! magically delicious. could i someday use the photos for a blog? and credit you?