Alright Ms. Lange, here is your new update!
These pictures are from our camping trip Memorial Weekend. This was one of the nicer days we had all weekend. Apparently, we have a damn close by (anyone else having the lines from that Chevy Chase movie go through their head?). We are at Lake Alder which isn't terribly far from where our home is. So our drive time for this years trip was about an hour less. My vote for next year is to go over the mountain. For a lot of reasons this was not my fave trip and I'd rather just not come/go back. I'm good if I never see this place again.
Here are the boys that I had with me, we were waiting for the rest of the families to get there.
With the Grandparents here. This picture is an accurate portrait of all of us...pretty funny really at that moment. Some days not so funny.
This was our palace, and what a palace of 1 room and many sleeping bags and dirty socks it was! I won't knock it too much, my FIL did awesome helping me and we really did stay much dryer than I anticipated. However, I am not a blue-tarp camping camper. It was insanely cold at nights and with the rain and wetness it just added to, well the un-fun. And people when I'm cold...well I'm cold and I'm cranky and unhappy, DUH!
We are out on the dock now, fishing. Well not really fishing as untangling lines and hollering at kids to knock it off. Constantly casting and reeling and not really fishing...although I'm told this is what fishing looks like. I'm not a fisher I think...would drive me crazy. And I might add too that fishing is not for me and if I see another tangled line it will be too soon. This is why there are dads around (now I know moms out there really rock this area, its just not me), again another place Frank has the patience I wish I had .
Eli (gotta love the Kool-Aid lips)
All in all the kids had fun and loved it there...all in all I'd rather not go there and spend my time somewhere else. It did get better when my husband got there but it just wasn't really fun and didn't trip my trigger. But I'm glad we all branched out and tried a new place because it's always fun to try new, let's just not commit to this place for the next 5-10 years...please!