We went on this trip with our good family friends, The Millers - Johnny, Tina, their boys Dominic and Michael and their nieces Juliana and Cecilia. Around the corner from our camp ground, we took the kids for a short nature walk and gave them a chance for some serious rock scrambling:
Love this pic of Jake with his best bud Dominic:
A view of the moon, which had risen before the sunset. It was just about time for some burgers and hot dogs:
The kids loved the fire. Even before we roasted marshmallows and made S'mores they had fun just burning broken branches they had found:
Jadyn didn't want to get TOO close:
And we had to tell Jake to be careful because he was SO close:
Sliding down rocks can be fun but I think Jake is laughing and saying, "Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch"
It's certainly not good for the longevity of jeans (or boxer briefs for that matter!)
A view of our campsite. With the rock formations behind us, the kids could scramble without us even leaving our spot and the dogs got to run around:
Okay so yes, we had this motor home (belonging to our friends' parents) but despite the conveniences it afforded us, I still "roughed" it and slept in the tent:
Before leaving the campsite the next day, Joe took this family photo. Remember the chocolate lab we almost adopted but instead she found a home with our good friends? Well here is Harley sneaking in our picture. Her and Kuma are the best of friends now. I love it when we can include the dogs on our family outings. It makes me so happy:
Come to think of it, everything about this trip makes me happy and I can't wait to do it again.