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Oct 9, 2011

Camping Trip

Friday morning, after Greg joined us at the library for story-time, we headed to Stone Mountain State Park in NC for a quick camping trip.  The weather cooperated!
High-75 degres
Low- 45 degrees
Sunny, no rain 
First, a picnic lunch.
 Then, a hike to the waterfalls.  We took a family photo at the beginning of the hike, thinking that the girls might be whiny by the end.  Suprisingly, they were great little hikers, and with only a few piggy-back rides happily finished the hike.

To congratulate their efforts, we went to the general store for ice cream.     

Later, we set up camp and cooked dinner over the fire... hot dogs, asparagus, corn on the cob, (plus quinoa salad brought from home).  And, of course, S'mores.  Aunt Suz, Uncle Joel, Uncle Sean, Anna, Chloe, Luke, and Gray joined us on Friday night for a campfire and hot chocolate.  All in all it was a pretty great day.

Saturday, we went for another hike, this time to a restored homestead with a gorgeous view of Stone Mountain.  It was such a peaceful place.  After the hike and another picnic lunch, C ran around like a wild girl with her older cousins (who were so sweet to include her) for a few hours before we headed home. 

A very fun, but exhausting weekend.  Saturday night, we put the girls to bed at 7pm and we were in bed by 9pm! 


Toni said...

I think we just found a new place to camp. Looks like so much fun

Natalie said...

Looks like a successful camping trip! You make it look so easy and fun! Count us in next time. :).

carrie said...

Looks like a great time!

Love that picture of Clara eating her ice cream!