Friday, October 21, 2016

Last Camping Weekend of 2016

This will be our last camping weekend for this year. It's that time of year to pack it all up for the winter that will be here before we know it. We had perfect weather to end our season.

Ashlyn met and hung out with another camping kid. This fort is always a favorite. I went to get them for lunch and they told me they were fine, they had food. And it was healthy they said. (fruit snacks, wheat thins and squirt cheese). Yep, sounds good to me.
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This fort up in a neat spot in the woods is such a hit with all the kids. Especially having a tied off rope to get to and from it. The girls 'girled' it all up this weekend. Painted their toes in it, cleaned it all up, scattered girl toys around.
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By this time of the year, I am about as sick of marshmallows as you can get.
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Just checking items off of our scavenger hunt list.
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A different lake next to where we camp, still part of the same campground. They have 3 different camping spots, and you can get to all 3 by driving (the boring way) or you can go by trails (our way).
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They have the best trails. Very open and cleared away. And after helping with Clean Up Day here, I have a new appreciation for exactly how much work is involved in keeping them this way. It's definitely an ongoing job, but it's so well worth it.
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I also learned what is NOT a hiker, runner or walker's best friend.....roots and holes hidden by leaves and loose walnuts. Thankful my ankles made it out ok.
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Hmm, I'm thinking possible Christmas card photo spot.
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Or fishing spot.
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Lot's of fishing spots.
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Oooh maybe another possible Christmas card photo spot.
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Fish weren't biting too good this weekend. But she managed to get a few.
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Learning the proper way to hold a fish. Starting with the small ones.
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Had Grandpa and Grandma out for lunch and fishing.
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Hitting up the trails before anyone else in the campground gets up. Being an early riser isn't exactly a bad thing.
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Checking for minnows. Or tadpoles. Not sure which they are.
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But she did catch a few by hand. (released them of course)
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She's good at making new friends.
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I think this one accidentally got in here. Oh well, it's in now.
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Holding 'em like a boss now.
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Until she caught her first catfish ! Didn't want anything to do with holding this one. Please notice the homemade stick pole she caught it on, that she made herself.
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Until next year.
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Do you go camping? Tent or camper?

Do your kids like to fish?

Are trails part of your thing when you do camp?



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