Camping at Raccoon Lake
We loaded Jean's mini-van with 2 adults, 5 kids, 2 tents, a canopy, a cooler, a stove, chairs, pillows, blankets, clothes and a fan.
It was a little snug.
The campsite and the camping kids: Brendan, Erin, Hunter, Daphne and Owen.
After dinner we roasted freakishly large marshmellows.
Then we went to bed.
The Nature viewing window at the Nature Center. Kathy really likes the hummingbirds.
Jean talks about the touchable artifacts. Daphne and Hunter touch stuff.
So there was this cowboy there giving a talk on fire safety.
Then Smokey The Bear came out to see his birthday cake because it was his birthday!
Hunter pretending he is afraid of Smokey...lol.
We all got cake and the kids got a fishing bobber, coloring book and poster. Fun time.
Crossing the suspension bridge to get to the great hiking.
Wedge Rock....Grandma Kathy explains the rule: No kid can get ahead of the adults
Hiking....A pretty rock...Posing
Creek Walking....Some of the kids needed some help with this.
Playing in the punchbowl.
Posing again....It drizzled a little so we got out some ponchos.
One of our favorite places
Jean and Kathy....In the Ferris Wheel seat
Jean made a menu and we stuck to it....Pretty food....Owen digs in
Visitors! Jean, Owen, Stacey Bonisa and Tessa....Jean, Owen, Stacey, Tessa and Erin....Dave and Tessa
Erin, Laura and Daphne....Dave....The campsite
Tessa's first hike (at two weeks old)....Hunter
Owen inside and outside the tent....Grandma Kathy demonstrates how to heat up her travel warmies.
Swimming in Raccoon Lake
Hot dogs for dinner....Daphne was very patient while Owen played with her.
Brendan and Erin had a small disagreement so Jean told them to hug it out. When they did, they both fell to the ground....and laughed.
Posing and having fun
The Jiffy Pop....it actually came out pretty well
Glow stick fun
The fire going out....more glow stick fun
Jean texting while in bed....We played Bananagrams....The glow sticks in the morning
Jean put whipped cream on her fancy coffee and gave Erin a mouthful....Owen with his Fruit Loops....This leaf fell on Daphne's lap and became her Lucky Leaf
Stopping for lunch and fun in the play room
Eating the ice cream outside....Erin lost her first tooth on the ride home!
Two new additions to the camping bedroom: Smokey's poster and Daphne's Lucky Leaf
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