Last Thursday, we went on one of our semi-annual church camping trips. We always go once in the spring and once in the fall. Here we are almost loaded up and ready to go. It takes a lot of stuff for 10 of us to go. Yes, we bring more than you have to have going camping but it’s fun :)
Asa was tired and didn’t wait for us to leave to take his nap.
We had an adventure trying to get to the state park. It took us twice as long as it should have taken us to get there due to a few chain of events.
We went by Walmart, looked for some of the portable ice buildings which are cheaper than the stores to get ice (the only one we found was not working), went by one of the families house to get some of there things because they couldn’t fit everything in their vehicle with people, and we went on a wild goose chase looking for something that flew out of our trailer. Yes, someone pulled up beside us on the interstate to tell us that something flew out. They were not able to tell us what or where it flew out. We got off at the next exit and circled back a ways and saw nothing. We got off at the same exit again and went further this time and circled back but found nothing. We were hoping that it wasn’t anything important but it turned out to be one of our friend’s sleeping bags. Yes, we did replace it! However, we were very glad to reach our destination :)
Sarah and Adam along with Ian preparing his area for the two boys tents.
Fogging Pastor Dale and Reg. Pastor Dale
He doesn’t like to be in the pictures but likes to take them of us early in the morning. So, I went to grab my camera to catch him and my lens fogged up on me but I liked the effect!
Grandma and Grandpa getting their morning hug from sweet Ella.
Here’s how Sarah likes to camp!
No, really she had a Regional singing competition that she had to go to each day during the camping trip for school in a town close by to our area. She was getting ready to go but not in her flip flops :)
Rob with Asa and Emma plus Asa man being silly on the playground.
Happy Abram James and some of the kids from our group.
Cai ripsticking :)
(even little Abram can ride but his picture didn’t turn out very well)
The oldest sister was just reunited with her family from the Philippines. They haven’t seen each for about 2 years.
Fay, Giovanni, and Sophia
Playing in a big tree
Asa just couldn’t wait for naptime. He fell asleep in his hi-chair.
Adam grilling us some chicken breast and me fixing salad in the background.
Enjoying the campfires!
Adam and Sarah with their marshmallows along with Chad and Amy with snuggly little Jacob.
Gian with the smoke effect going on and Cai and Tate doing something silly around the campfire.
Chad and Rob chatting away.
Abram, Gian, and Cai
Pastor Dale and Mrs. Pat grilling up our last meal of the trip.
Traditionally, our family has stayed and eaten lunch with them every Saturday before heading home. We always have chili dogs/hot dogs together. This year we had a couple extra families stay and join us for lunch.
This year we had five families camping but our spring camping trip already has 9 families booked ready to go. We had a great time of food, fun, and fellowship. Can’t wait for the next one.
Btw, we had the best weather we have ever had since we’ve been going camping. It was cool enough for the campfire but warm enough for shorts during the day. (Sunny with no rain)