Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Epic Camping Trip~ day 1

That's right...
We went camping...
in a tent!
And we loved it...
we even have more camping trips planned!
I always said I would never camp,
I am more of a hotel person...
never say never.
Lesson learned!
We are now proud to be part of the 
Camping folks!
And the kids loved it too...
what kid wouldn't love it?!
 All spring we slowly collected all the important 
camping things we needed...
a tent,
air mattresses,
cooking stuff,
pink flamingos,
100 glow sticks,
colourful buntings...
as you can tell,
I'm a little more into the 
Glamping style of camping!
For our first camping trip we went to 
Sibley State Park...
for a 4 day camping trip with 
my whole family.
We were all SO excited!
 Our camping started off with a bang...
we set up camp,
then headed out to the grocery store.
On our way back to Camp we ran into 
extremely hard downpours...
and when we made it back to camp,
everyone was yelling to us to head into the shower house...
there had been a tornado spotted very close by!
Scary excitement!
{side note: first time campers that we were, we didn't close the
windows to our tent before heading out...
my little sisters noticed and zipped them up...thank goodness!
So no wet bedding at least!}
 Everything was drenched outside! 
Thankfully my parents had their little Vintage Camper...
so we all hung out in there while feeding the 
kids deli cut and chips for dinner!
The guys were outside in the rain putting a 
makeshift canopy up so they could fire up the grill
and make a nice warm dinner!

 And just as quickly as the storm popped up,
it was gone and the sun was shinning again!
We set off to explore Sibley...

 It was a perfect evening...
beautiful weather...
kids were all happy to be exploring a new place...
and the camp ground was nice and quiet...

 So long as there is water around,
the kids are happy!
 Spring and Summer had been so rainy that the
lake was extremely high...
so high that the entire beach was under water...
but the kids didn't mind having to walk through
knee deep water to get on the fishing pier!
 Angelina is not at all afraid of water...she will walk out until she 
is in neck deep water...so she was not happy 
that I didn't let her get in any further than her waist!
 Our first day of Camping created many,
many memories...
the best one that the kids talk about was 
waiting out the storm in the shower house!
{stay tuned for day 2 camping}

1 comment:

Annie said...

Last time I was at Sibly it was when I was pregnant with Bernice! I was so nervous we were not near the bathroom and I would have to squat outside at 8months pregnant I was convinced that I was going to fall down and not be able to do it...luckily -we were near the bathroom you are all are pictured at. Looks like a great trip! :)

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