7/30/07

Camping Trip

We went camping last weekend at Dorena Lake in the Cottage Grove area with the Rowles, Bowmans and the Wests. A group of sixteen--8 grown ups, 8 kids under the age of three. Insanity. Well, yes. But let me assure you, we were never bored. You may wonder why all four of us are sleeping on the floor of the van. It has something to do with letting a woman do the packing: We had salt and pepper. We had sunscreen and insect repellant. We had new potholders and dishes that matched the table cloth. We had the tent, and the stakes, and a tarp, but tent poles? Why would we need those? Oops. The van ended up working pretty well--except for the bruising inflicted by a thrashing toddler. It insulated us from the noises of the other six kids, and the seats we had to remove made very comfortable fireside seating.
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6 comments:

Grandma Sherri said...

sure looks like fun! I'm thinking this might not be the first time someone in this family forgot tent poles!

Jenni said...

You're sure getting your money's worth out of that there van!!

Alysun said...

You are so brave!

Tawny said...

The van over the ground? I would think that forgetting the poles was quite a good idea. If I ever go camping in my lifetime I will have to remember that one.

pennyf said...

sounds like you guys are having a fun summer..I enjoy reading your blogs =)

Jenni said...

Geesh, no matter what...you always have that ultra happy smile on your facey Andee-poo!