Friday, August 17, 2012

Camping Day 2!

 Instead of driving straight to CO last Wednesday, we decided to spend a quiet day together as a family. After breakfast, I took the kiddos down to the lake to throw rocks so that Daddy could sneak in another nap. 14 hours of driving will wear you out!

It was so quiet and peaceful down there and the boys loved seeing how far they could throw the rocks.

Eliana decided that looked like a ton of fun and joined right in:)

Her rocks didn't go nearly as far but it was SO cute to watch her try!

My 3 rock throwers:)

I wish these pictures had turned out better~it was such a beautiful day and they all looked so cute down by the water.

Lake Ogallala

Someone waded right in the water in her tennis shoes:)

Getting adventurous...

After Ben woke up, we decided to check out the town of Ogallala. Totally not what they claim to be online. This was their "exciting" western town.

It turned out to be a block long, in the middle of a really random, spread out, ugly town. We drove by a few times and decided to hightale it back for the campsite, with marshmallows and chocolate in tow for s'mores.

This is what Eliana thought of the town...

We spent the afternoon reading while the boys watched a movie from the back of the van. It was really hot out so we couldn't do too much. Later we went back to the lake for round #2 of rock throwing and then finished out our night with hot dogs, corn on the cob and s'mores!!

Tomorrow comes Colorado!


Grandma W said...

I am really enjoying reading about and seeing the pics of your trip. It looks like you all had a great time. Too bad the western town wasn't what it was advertised to be.

grandma said...

I never got to here about your camping experience so this was a fun account. I have loved all your blogs of our Co trip. You covered it all some I had forgotten.