Saturday, July 26, 2008

Camping in Pictures, days 3 & 4

On our second full day Heather was ready for another hike after breakfast.

We decided to try the long hike up to the water tower, and the way up went very well.
But once we were up on the water tower, Heather wasn't all that impressed by the view and was getting restless.

So we had a little snack in the grass while Tom and Rachel finished their water tower experience.

It did start to rain a little as we were leaving, but luckily it stopped so we could get all the way back to camp. Being well rested meant that she didn't need to fuss in order to fall asleep for a nap.

Unfortunately, the real rain didn't start until after Heather woke up from her nap, so our beach plans had to be scrapped in favor of books and toys in the tent. Once it stopped we decided to drive to a nearby diner for dinner and ice cream.

On our last morning, Heather was ready for more excitement with her friend Robby.
She even held still long enough for pigtails and didn't immediately pull them out. (A new milestone)
For our last morning, we checked out a different beach. We had it to ourselves for much of the time we were there.

This beach had a playground, too. At this one, the seesaw was the biggest hit.

Before we left, it was time for a little snack.

It took long enough to have breakfast, get ready for the beach and enjoy the beach, that it was naptime on our way back to camp. R and I used the opportunity to start packing up camp and make a fire for lunch. Once she was up, we had lunch and finished packing. And we pulled out of camp within minutes of the checkout time.

We stopped at the ILs on the way home, too. Aunt Tara's dog Jake joined us in the pool.

More time on the towel, too.

She fell asleep in the car on the ride home and had a little trouble staying asleep, but we all got to bed eventually.

I'd say it was a very successful camping trip and fun was had by all!


jen said...

Looks like a fun time! I'm impressed by the number of bathing suits Heather has and I love the green print one.

Michelle said...

I couldn't possibly love the pigtails more:)

Beth & Dave said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

cara said...

looks like you had a lot of fun! love the pigtails!

K,S,M,L&R M said...

Looks like a great time!! I love Heather's little bathing suits, and the pigtails are adorable!

RD said...

I love Heather's pigtails. She looks so cute!