For the first time in forever we went camping with my parents and all of my siblings. We had so much fun, I hope it becomes a yearly tradition.
Kyler was so scared for a while to go out on the water, but he conquered his fears with some coaching from Dad and by the end was cruising all over as long as Dad was next to him in his kayak. My little mini-me. I have a picture of me in this exact life jacket with curly blonde hair just like hers. I’ve got to find that picture. The next morning.. learning to saw wood with Papa. Crafting!! My sister brought all the stuff to make aquariums in mason jars with plastic toys. It turned out awesome, and the winner for the best one was my crafty hubby!We played down at a new kayak park where we watched my brother kayak on the wave, but I didn’t get many pictures there.
In the afternoon a few of us went on a beautiful hike to a lake overlook. The drive there scared me half to death as we drove straight up the mountain to the very top. The dirt roads made the truck slip around a little and the steep cliffs out the side of my window had me gripping the o-crap handles the whole time and closing my eyes. I don’t get car sick, but I get car anxious because of some past experiences. This ride was a doozy. The view from the top was beautiful and the hike even more gorgeous. From the bottom of the mountain I had no idea it would be so beautiful at the top. It’s called Granite Peak and it is covered in gorgeous granite outcroppings. I love getting out in nature, I feel so at peace there. I guess the drive was worth it.
Snow!!! I was their favorite target. 🙂 We decided not to hike dn dow And back to camp for Grandma’s dutch oven ribs! I couldn’t properly document how delish they were because my fingers were covered in their yummy goodness!