Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bear Lake 2009

We interrupt this blog slacking to bring to you a truly entertaining story. A story of me camping with my cute little family. And making it a memorable experience. And memorable it was.

We headed off on our journey a wee 2 hours later than planned, but I wasn't too worried. I try to be as flexible as possible because I figure that a trip starting with lots of yelling isn't all that fun. For anyone. So, no big deal. Less time on the beach the first day.

Bear Lake Toes
3 short hours and just a few hundred "are we at the beach yet" later we arrived at our destination. We set up camp and headed down to the beach for a while before making dinner.

Our humble abode. With a hole. Thanks for asking.
At least we had a fabulous time on the beach. It really was wonderful. Since it was around dinner time, there was almost no one on the beach and we got to have it all to ourselves. Something that Dexter especially appreciated.
The girls loved it and I was reminded of why we went to all the work, etc. to get us there.
Thursday morning, before we left, I had made some super yummy tin foil dinners. My first attempt ever and we will never know how good they were. But I'll get to that in a minute. First we had to set up our canopy so we would have a little shade. And.....it was broken. As in irreparably broken. So much for shade.
On to the camp fire. A must have for every camp out. CG actually cut down a tree from our back yard for our camp fire. Don't worry....it was coming down anyway. The camp out just inspired it to happen a bit sooner.

Man Making Fire
Well, actually the fire making didn't go so well. It seems as though the wood was too wet or something. It just would not stay lit. So, there went the tin foil dinners. And the s'mores. Amazingly enough family morale was still quite high. We had enough Lunchables and various "camp only" snacks to get us through about a week so it's not like we were worried about starving.

The Royal Beast relaxing after his romp in the lake.
As I said before, morale was high.
A little too high. So high that the girls didn't feel the need to go to sleep until 11 pm. 11 PM! And then they were up again at 6. 6 AM! Dude.....GO TO SLEEP!

Friday morning we packed up what was left of our camp and headed to the beach. We had lots of fun and used lots of sunscreen.
It had been rather cloudy all morning, but things had been fine. Until the wind kicked up. At which point, Lolly opted to spend the rest of our beach day in the van. She was tired. Wonder why?
After a series of a few more unfortunate events, we decided to call it a day and head home. I can't even bring myself to discuss my sunburn or the poop incident, but suffice it to say, it was the straw that broke this mama's back.

We finished off our annual Bear Lake trip with our tradition......shakes and fries for dinner before heading off for the long drive home. Everyone was happy.

And in the end, it was all worth it......

8 comments:

Messy Musings said...

Green wood doth not a good fire make. Save the leftover wood for next year's trip - and having seasoned properly - lo you shall have fire, foil dinners and s'mores in joyful abundance!!

Kristina P. said...

That actually sounds fun! I'm not a huge camper.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

well at least you all had fun...fire or no fire!!!!! now about this poop incident???? hehe

hairyshoefairy said...

Wow, the sunburn and pooping incidents both sound so familiar. Bear Lake is so fun. I'm glad you had a mostly good time. :) Now I want one of those shakes. YUM!

rychelle said...

beach camping is my favorite type of camping!

Lena said...

I smiled the whole way through reading this blog! How I wish mine were little again for days and photo's like these.

Granmacindyprice said...

I wish you could have come to see us. We took Owen to a special pond and he caught a rainbow trout. Next time you are up there, come and visit. XOXOXOX

Yarni Gras! said...

what great photos of your adventure....I must say, the one of CG willing the fire to 'grow' was quit funny!

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