What a great week to go camping. The weather was great, the camping companions were great, the campsite was great,... everything was just (insert drumroll) great.
We arrived around noon on the Monday and had to fix up a little lunch in the nearby hiking trail parking lot while we waited for the other campers to vacate our site. Finally right at the 2pm cut-off they rolled out and we rolled in. Popped up the tent trailer and set up an extra tent for whoever wanted to sleep with the coons. Then we headed off to the Bayside beach for some well deserved R&R.
We did it all - fished, snorkeled, canoed, geocached, hiked, beach-baked, swam, roasted marshmallows, caught snakes, sailed, and most important of all relaxed and had a couple of pints. The "Tiny Heinys" proved to be the beer of the weekend keeping nice and cold in the ice box.
Here are some of the pics of the various activities...
Kids love snakes
Nightshot - playing with a glowing poker and the camera's settings. We had a blast coming up with various things to write (most of which can not be blogged)
Canoe day on Charleston Lake
Life's a beach
We had a blast with Uncle Michael and I'm pretty sure he's already booked time off for next year's trip.
Now if we could just capture this moment and freeze it in time...