Sunday, May 31, 2009

Camping at Twin Coves Park

Another year, another camping trip with friends!

We decided to camp at Twin Coves Park again this year. Our "normal" camping group ~ us and Kevin and Lori and two of their kids M and J came along with another family ~Sheri and Patrick and their kids Big H and Little H. Ryan and I went out to Twin Coves in advance and picked out campsite #38 for this trip. It was big enough for 3 tents and had enough room still for all 12 of us.

We came out Saturday late afternoon after Little Miss's gymnastics meet. We set up tent around 5 pm. Kevin and Lori were already there, then we showed up, and lastly Sheri and Patrick. We got all our camp sites set up, the food/drinks/supplies in place, and put our chairs around the campfire. The kids were fascinated by the fire and started putting sticks in the fire and "writing" in the air with the tips. Somehow Little Miss ended up touching the end of her stick and burned the tip of her right index finger. Luckily Patrick and Sheri brought along a first aid kit and had all the necessary burn ointment and dressings but she was pretty upset for a while.

Ryan and I decided to head down to the lake before dinner. Most of the kids decided to join us and we walked down to the lake, threw some rocks in the water, and toured the campgrounds. When we got back to the campsite it was time for dinner. We had cheeseburgers and hotdogs for dinner followed by our favourite camping treat, S'mores! After S'mores we handed out the glow sticks and by then it was around 10 pm and definitely time for the kiddos to go to bed!

We woke up around 7 am this morning and had breakfast burritos, bagels, and cheese cubes for breakfast (I actually had a soda and queso - very healthy). After breakfast was cleaned up we all decided to take a hike. We hiked for about an hour down a trail by our campsite (in a van down by the river! ha ha ha ). It was really pretty and the kids had fun picking up campfire wood and just being in nature! By the end of the hike, Little Man had decided he'd had enough and sat down and cried until I finally picked him up to carry him the rest of the way.

Once back at the campsite we had lunch and then Lori got out the Jiffy Pop that she'd brought. We thought we'd see if it would work on a campfire. Note to all, the popping goes well on the campfire but the popcorn does not taste good! Once we appeased the kids (who didn't get to eat the smoke flavoured popcorn) with the last of the S'mores it was time to head out. Kevin and Ryan took down the tents while Lori and I cleaned up the site. Then we all packed up and headed home.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Love all the pics. Looks like a great time!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my birthday post.

I miss you!!