|Thank you, nice stranger, for offering to take a photo of all of us!|
It's been over two years since we've been to Clifty Falls, so on Friday, when we decided the weather and timing was perfect and that we wanted to camp, we left right at dinnertime for the two hour drive. You'd think after being parents for over seven years that we would have learned that travel over mealtime isn't the best idea, but no. We haven't.
|Making cashew chicken for dinner. Yum!|
|All tuckered out. Finally. And sorry Kate for Henry scooting you all the way to the edge.|
|Donut holes are a blessed breakfast appetizer while waiting for the main course to be served.|
|That was some gooood bacon.|
|It takes years to master roasting marshmallows this perfectly.|
|Evelyn tells me it's easy, like folding a really big towel.|
|Overlooking Big Clifty.|
|Take a bite, Jack!|
|Lifting fallen Sycamores while carrying Henry? Cinch.|
|Taking a rock throwing break.|
I didn't know Jack wanted to hike so far or I would have brought more food!), the girls kept up their energy enough to get in trouble for leaping off slippery rocks. The last thing we needed was to have to drag someone out with a broken leg.
|Me wondering how much further we were going to have to walk, while Evelyn comforts a sobbing Claire.|
It took two HOURS of hiking to get to the waterfall, but we finally did it! See? That tiny little trickle is what we struggled to get to. Ah, we can do hard things!
Can we go back now?
|We made it!!!|
|Don't slip, please!|
|By this time, the girls were pros.|
Except Henry. His job was to stay happy in the hiking backpack. In fact, he was such a champ, he even managed a nap.
|Sleepy baby. Lucky baby.|
I love camping, or at least the idea of it. I'm always thankful I don't have to sleep outside every night and though the strangest parts of my body are now sore, I'll recover soon enough. I appreciate sleeping in my own bed, air conditioning and food readily available in the fridge. All good things!
|Pretend like you're happy, or I'll tickle you!|
Another eventful and entertaining camping trip!