FYI: Long post with lots of pictures!!
We love camping, and had to go one last time in 2009 before the weather got too cold. So a couple weekends ago we completely STUFFED the car full of camping gear and took off up I-90 until we got to Denny Creek. It was a gorgeous camping ground, and we found a spot right next to the river with some shade and open area and lots of privacy – pretty much the best spot in the campground. We got there late Thursday evening, set up camp and made dinner in the dark. The kids didn’t get into bed until after 9, and by ten Ben and I had everything set-up and put in the right spots, and were able to enjoy just starring up at the stars for awhile. It was beautiful.
Both the kids slept well, which was so nice of them. We enjoyed the sunny weather, explored the river and campgrounds, and waited until about 5:00, when the Smiths showed up (the Adams were going to come too, like last time, but it didn’t work out. We missed you guys!). The rest of the weekend was lots of fun too. Friday night we had a campfire and roasted marshmallows, Saturday we spent quite a lot of time hiking along the river, taking lots of pictures of the river, pretty rocks, and groovy mushrooms. Saturday afternoon was so relaxing when the kids took a nap and everybody just hung out and read books. Saturday evening was another fire with S’mores this time and Sunday morning we had to pack up and go home. The whole weekend was so nice, a little chilly, but really enjoyable to just be outside and savor the last camping trip of the season.
Actually, pretty much everyone was all smiles all weekend, if you can’t tell. We all had a blast and are already looking forward to next summer. But for now, Hello Autumn!