Camping Trip

Last summer due to financial reasons we did not get to go camping. This year, after saying that I would go by myself, we said the hell with it and we took off for four days of camping.

Now mind you when I say camping, I mean renting a 5 man cabin by the lake. The cabin was basically just a bedroom, it had two sets of bunk beds that sleeps 5 people and the ever needed in Texas Air Conditioner! It had a picnic table outside and a grill to cook on.

Getting all of our camping stuff and getting packed up only took us one day this year. For us this is good! I like the fact that since the girls are older I had it a little bit easier this time around. Since they are almost 11 and 18 years old I figured if they didn’t pack it they didn’t need it!

The first day we got there we unloaded our stuff into the cabin and took off into town to go shopping for food. If you have never shopped with your husband and your kids together you are lucky! I was ready to kill all three of them and just go home after shopping with them! Next time I will go shopping by myself or stay at the cabin! My husband got sticker shock in the store and tried to redo our entire meal plan! Um, NO! The plan is the plan!

We got back to camp cooked dinner and then hit the lake for some much-needed rest and relaxation!

Day 2 started with me having to ask my husband how to make coffee in our antique camping coffee pot! He finds it amusing that I never remember how to use the stupid thing. I think my mental block is kept up in hopes that one morning he will get up and make me coffee! Hey I can dream!

After I learned how to make coffee I went on to cook breakfast in our antique non-stick electric skillet! The only problem with our skillet is that after some 30 years of use it is no longer non-stick! It was loads of fun trying to clean bacon and eggs out of it with only cold water and a scrubber.

After having all the fun I could stand cleaning up after breakfast I once again hit the lake to swim. My oldest does not like lakes that much so I had a blast tipping her out of her tire tube float and dragging her into the grassy areas!

At night we tried to fish but we had no luck. We went back to our cabin and started a camp fire. We of course made S’mores and burned plenty of marshmallows!

On day 3 we decided to splurge a little, ok a lot, and we rented a pontoon boat for 5 hours. We had an absolute blast on that thing! My youngest daughter and I kept swimming under the boat. The water looked flourescent green and we could see the fish swimming around. We thought it was awesome. My oldest daughter tried it once and freaked out! My husband managed to catch himself a Bass which he has never done on this lake.

The best part of the boat was jumping off of it into the lake. Even my oldest was having a blast jumping into the lake at least until her dad asked if she had seen the latest episode of River Monsters! I even treated my girls and my husband to an extra special treat: I did a front flip off the boat and into the water. You should have seen their faces, it was priceless!  Needless to say we slept well after playing so hard!

On day 4 we woke up to rain. It was actually perfect timing because we were heading out that morning anyway!

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  1. I’m so glad you had a good time. It sounds wonderful. I LOVE that coffee pot. Pontoons are so much fun. They are very creepy underneath. I love that color of that “green” water.

    Happy 18 to the birthday girl today. Let us know how you celebrated. Man, how did she get to be 18??????? Merdi!

  2. cute items,
    what fun to see you smile!

  3. S. Le

     /  July 18, 2010

    Love the coffee pot. Is it yours or just a stock photo? Tres vintage!

  4. I have missed ya. I have wondered what was happening to you all. Last I heard, you were working. 🙂 I am glad you had some time to go camping with your family. The cabin looks cool. You did manage to get a few laughs. 🙂 That is a great thing. Be careful of the summer heat now. I hear it does get hot out your way. Best yo you and your family…always. 🙂

  5. Sounds like SO much fun! Cute little cabin a pontoon boat yummy food actually catching a bass fish. I’m glad you guys had such a good time.


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