Well - apparently everyone had just enough fun last year to attempt it again... this time we pushed camping back a couple of months hoping to avoid the damp cold we experienced last year around Memorial Day.
Here's a picture my dad took of CAMP before we all showed up -
after during a torrential downpour.
By the time we reached camp Friday afternoon - conditions were perfect!
Family time : Work : Play
Putting in a well!
Before the rest of us got there, Grandpa, Dad and some of his cousins dug a 23foot well.
It was great to have fresh water on site!
Grandpa had the honors - it started out a bit murky but is now running clean and cold!
I had to give dad his father's day/bday present right away!
I think he liked it!
In the kitchen!
Bacon : Bacon : MORE BACON
Grandpa and Grandma didn't sit still for very long -
it's hard for them not to be in on the action too!
Chopping and stacking wood...
Megan driving the tractor!
Abigail : Brenda : Gary : Kendall : MacKenzie : Megan
Diane : Dave : Darren : Dustin
(minus Bradley, Bethany and Deanna)
♥All THREE of us♥
I got to experience a couple of firsts while we were out in the woods:
* swollen ankles - really, already?! Ugh.
* acid reflux - citrus isn't my friend right now
* sitting in the shade with my feet up while the rest of the crew slaved away - I felt bad at first, but I think I can get used to it if I try hard enough. ☺