Monday, September 8, 2008

Best Things About Camping

A week ago, it already feels like forever, we went camping over in Belfair on the Hood Canal. We went with our friends the Huillets and Bakers and were latter joined for the day by the Westhoff family. We had a great time despite some bad weather. Here in photographic documentation are the the things we all love best about camping.



Getting Messy

Fire

Smores and other great campfire food
(yes she did eat the WHOLE thing!)


Hiking (in this case we were rained out momentarily)


Adventures (this trip included canoeing, a geo cache hunt and unearthing and floating a very unseaworthy raft)
I have to say that the rafting adventure might take the cake for this camping trip. What children are lucky enough to live our Tom Sawyer /Huck Finn esk... dreams in todays soo modern world? The kids found the raft, or whatever it was in its first life, buried in sea weed on the shore. It took them a while with lots of hard and yucky work to unearth it and then lots of muscle to pull it out of the mud. The had the greatest time taking turns setting off into the sunset with the help of Adam's canoe ores. No one ever mad it far before the raft began to sink or someone (KATIE) had to be rescued. But what a fantastic memory! It was the perfect end to a lovely summer.

6 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like a great end of summer trip. I'm not ready for summer to end! Love the raft.

The Seaquist Family said...

I'm a little envious that I never had the chance to go camping with the Wilcox family. I feel like I missed out huge! I think I could actually do camping with you guys. What fun!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful pics, what wonderful adventures you take your family on.

Nicole said...

Don't tell me Katie tried to eat that HUGE smore?

Andrea said...

That looks like a blast! Love that chunky baby. I just want to nibble on her!

RuSty and LaLa said...

B-U-TI-FUL!