Monday, June 8, 2009

Memorial Day

For Memorial Day we went camping in Calaveras Big Trees.

We left Friday morning after Big D's awards assembly and headed to Moaning Caverns. O-dog was a little freaked out when the tour guide mentioned that a ginormous pile of human bones had been found at the bottom of the cave when they first discoved it. From then on he was very nervous about the whole thing. Miss P did great and hiked the stairs up and down nearly the whole way. Big D did great, but did admit he was trembling at the 1/2 way stop, when he looked over the edge. Our biggest regret was that we didn't take the camera in!

After the tour we headed to our campground and picked out the perfect campsite. We set up camp and it was nice to have Big D be able to help Ryan set up the tent for once. We then drove around looking for a good spot for the boys to go fishing. We eventually found a great little spot next to the creek. They were unsuccessful at the fishing part, but we had a relaxing time there. The water was so nice, I wished I had a good book and my lawn chair to sit down in the middle of the creek and soothe my tired prego feet.

Good times were had for the rest of the weekend:

We went on a hike of the big trees in the main campground

We saw the dance floor tree

We ate yummy food

We attended the Junior Ranger program

The kids explored our campsite and chased squirrels.

We chilled around the campfire

If camping weren't so hard when your 7 months pregnant, we would be camping a lot more this summer. This weekend is the ward campout and then I'm done. Until next year..., unless Arnold closes all the State Parks. Boo!


Nicole said...

Yikes!! is there talk of Arnold closing them? That would be horrible.

CarrieLynn said...

Great pictures! I'm sure you'll have tons more camping adventures in your future.

Sara said...

Looks like fun! You're a trooper for going while preggers!