Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Camping at The Spruces

We decided we needed to go camping last weekend. We haven't even had our trailer out this year at all! We usually go in the spring, but since it was still winter until July we never made it. We went with Kevin and Karilee and a few of their kids and grandkids. We also realized that we didn't really have any kids left so Andrew took three of his buddies!

The trip started off a little shaky. We drove to Payson Lake to stay at Blackhawk. It is a place we have gone before and it is never full. We didn't even think to make reservations, but it was totally full - like a CITY! Everything else was full up there too. We went down to Salem and ate at the gas station (we almost came over to camp on your lawn Connie!). We called Kevin and Melissa as they hadn't left yet. Melissa got on the internet and Kevin jumped in his car and drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Luckily, Kevin found a spot. We stayed there one night and then had to move to two other sites! I guess we haven't camped enough recently. I didn't know it had become so difficult!

Anyway, once we got settled, we had a great time! The boys rode bikes all over, played in the fire and hiked around camp. We played cards. I tried to teach the boys how to play Solataire Frenzy, but they were very slow! We hiked up to Donut Falls, an old favorite for us. The kids loved it! The girls all went down to Salt Lake for a Bridal Shower and the boys all went up to Silver Lake and were lucky enough to come upon a free car show! They sure loved that! We all arrived home safely and had to unpack and clean up (the yucky part!).

It sure is nice to get away where you don't have to go to work, do housework or anything else that you usually have to do!
Camping means a lot of eating!

Andrew hiking up Donut FallsDonut Falls

Ryker loves the fires and the mallows!

1 comment:

Kristanne said...

We love camping too. But I agree the clean-up is yucky!!! IF you backpack you aren't crowded.