Monday, August 8, 2011


Last Friday night Sarah, Janie, Kylee, and I went camping up at Sarah's property.  Here are pictures to illustrate the rest of the day...

We loaded up the Jeep and headed to Walmart.  We bought some food...and then headed to Little Caesars to buy pizza and breadsticks and then to Micky D's to get drinks for $1.  {we didn't want to work too hard for our food :) }  And then we hit the road.

So up in Cottonwood, Sarah's family has something even better than an outhouse.  It's called a toilet that flushes.  And it resides inside this building.

However, when we got up there, it was locked.  Where oh where was the key?  Sarah looked...but no luck.  So we had two options.  We could drive back to the start of the dirt road where we knew we had cell phone service or head up the mountain on a 4-wheeler where it is known to sometimes to get service...

So of course we picked the 4-wheeler.

And somehow, we got service before we got to the top.  So Sarah called her grandpa and he told her where the key was.  There would be no squatting or outhouse for us! :)

We decided we should probably get started on a fire.  We decided one log was too big but we didn't really have any others to choose from so our only other option was to chop it and make it smaller.

So we spent what felt like hours chopping.  But comparing the time from the first picture to the was just over an hour.  BUT, in our defense the ax was really dull.

Our feet.  And our log in the fire :)

And between the four of us we cooked marshmallows eaten layer by layer, starbursts, and s'mores.

We then got ready for bed, ran around the field for a minute, and climbed onto the tramp.  We weren't sure which sprinklers were going to come that seemed like the safest place to sleep.

But, instead of going to sleep, we spent our time taking are a few...

"Let's pretend we're laughing!" 

I just spent five minutes laughing.  These are faces only a mother could love :)
And then we stared at the stars...and talked...and dropped off to sleep.

And woke up to this

We then ate breakfast {cinnamon chex and white/chocolate milk} and packed up and went home.  They went on to Tim McGraw, the Band Perry, and Luke Bryan...and I went on to work.  I bet they had more fun!  Here are a few other pictures from our adventure...

It was really bright...

1 comment:

  1. YAY for camping trips with my favorite girls! Wahoo!!


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