"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Camping and the end of summer

We've been enjoying these last few weeks of Summer. A few weekends ago we went camping on the St Croix River. We had a blast! the boys were so excited, it was the first time we'd been out camping at all this summer. Of course it rained all Friday night, and for a couple hours on Saturday morning. Then it was like someone flipped a switch at 9am. It went from 60 and raining (we were literally in jeans and sweatshirts!) to 90 and humid within a few minutes. The rain stopped and the clouds broke up and as soon as the sun hit the ground it got hot. But we pulled everything out of the tent so it could all dry. It looked like our tent blew up for a while, with sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc all hanging in the trees and on our clothesline. LOL!

The boys in the river.

The boys and I in the river.

They loved it!

Wendy had a good time too!

Al loved the campfire!

Gettin ready for dinner!

1 comment:

Little Loves' Mama said...

How fun! The boys look great, too!