Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Vaca 2011

This year we had a little vacation for our Memorial Day weekend camping/boating trip. We drove about 3 hours out to East Texas and camped at a place called Lake O' the Pines. The campsite was very nice, well maintained and all the giant pine trees made for some great shade. We spent 3 nights camping and had two other families join us for part of the time. Ethen brought his friend Chandler with him and Phoebe had Tierney join us as well. With 2 extra bodies and all our gear we ended up taking 2 cars to get everyone there. But I think that actually worked out nicely to separate the kids a little. We ate lots of junkie camp food, got dirty and played in the water to our hearts content. I love these simple kind of vacations. They don't require too much planning, everyone has a great time and is worn out afterwards.

This lake is FULL of clams. Phoebe decided to cook one up over the fire. She couldn't get anyone to try this dish.

the kids enjoying a mud bath that later turned into a mud fight
All mud fights end up with at least one casualty. I was pretty sure this crying was more for show than hurt. Seriously such sick mud.
It was Luke's birthday the day we started. Can't quite believe my little man is now 6. He wanted a cookie cake and I was thrilled with how great that would work out for camping!

O Captain, My Captain
Ethen and Scott double surfing
nightly ghost stories
A leisurely ice cream stop


Alana and Brian said...

Scott gets studlier by the day...

hydeeann said...

fun! being outdoors together is the best.