26 July 2014

Gifford Pinchot State Park Camping

Annette dislikes camping, but she has been wanting to go camping this year since springtime came.  Charlie has also been begging to go camping as well.  We finally went camping for an entire 15 hours, most of that time being awake unfortunately, but it was so much fun!  We can't wait to go again and are already planning our next outing.  Next time we go we won't tell the boys until right before since the anticipation almost killed them all week.

We camped at the Gifford Pinchot State Park which is about 15 minutes from our home.  We knew we wouldn't have time to make dinner because Charles was working late on Friday so we grabbed a pizza on the way.  Here we are setting up the tent.

Annette has been dying to see a sunset and she got her wish.  The clouds were stunning in their zig zag across the sky.  Annette was in artsy heaven.

Charles lit our fire the manly way with a blow torch. 

Henry loved finding the big rocks and hauling them around in his dump truck. 

Our eight man tent fit our family of five great.  Charles and I were camping for the kids and not for the outdoorsy experience so we brought air mattresses.  It was actually a really good idea since our tent was on gravel which was everywhere.  That freed up the two sleeping pads for the boys.

The boys shared a sleeping bag, one on each end.  They laid on the orange blanket which was on the sleeping pads.  Henry was kind of weirded out about the whole sleeping in the tent and was unsure of it at night so he held Annette's hand most of the night.  Elizabeth had her crib, but she was freezing in the middle of the night so next time she will just sleep with Annette.

Charles made an excellent pancake and bacon breakfast for us.  It is fun every once in a while to indulge in a little (or a lot) of bacon.

Henry enjoyed breakfast so much he wanted to taste it again.  He threw it up onto the orange blanket we were sitting on outside.  He didn't want to get the grass dirty :)  Charles threw up every time he went camping as a kid, so I guess Henry got whatever gene Charles has.  Thankfully Charles grew out of it.

Elizabeth was very content to lay on the ground and watch things go on around her.

Henry so wanted to pick up these rocks.  He kept trying the entire time.

Henry has become a human train, "Duga, duga, duga, doo, doo!"  He got distracted, but you get the idea.

We went down to the little dock in the morning to look at the lake before we left.

I just had to get a picture of Henry's dirty little face even if he was crying.

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