Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Camping 2011

Our family and the H family headed out for our first summer camping trip. Our destination this time was 11 Mile Reservoir. It wasn't too far away which was an added bonus. After a couple stops in town for steel (a welding project) and connectors for trailer lights, we arrived to find spectacular views.

I love this smile.

So, the down side to the trip was two fold. The wind was fierce. So much so that none of us slept much. The other down side that really caused us to cut our trip short was the Midges. More on that later. It deserves a write-up all its own.

These five act and LOOK like brother and sisters.

Another shot from the shoreline. It was a great place to fish and the water was amazing to watch. It was just too windy to enjoy.

M and J and Scruffy. M smiled for me. Now that was a miracle! He's warming up to me asking for pictures. :)

We had a bunch of seagulls flying around too. They were spectacular in flight... as long as they flight didn't involve flying over our camper and dropping gifts.

Nothing says camping like eggs and bacon.

Since none of us slept and we couldn't hang by the camp sight due to the swarm of Midges, we went off roading. We found this great abandoned mine and stopped for lunch.

The girls are trying to deduct what it is. They concluded it was a flour mill. I don't quite think so myself, but there were plenty of flour bags laying around for some reason.

The two cruisers are willing to take us anywhere. Love those trucks!

The views were over the top from here! The weather was perfect for a picnic and some Reggae music....

And a nap.

The girls were hangin and M was treasure hunting.

We ended the trip early but will not forget the first camping adventure of the season. Bugs, wind, off-roading, and friends. It's all good.

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