We found this great camp site overlooking the river. The camp ground was all grass, which was a lot nicer than dirt. The day we arrived, they had a burn ban in effect but lifted it the next day. I had brought a ton of wood, so we were all glad we got to use it for fires.
We moved right in and went for the white trash look that is easy to come by when camping. I don't know what it is about hanging cloths to dry when camping, but it seems so natural.
Rebecca tending to the fire. I remember my parents telling us, "keep your sticks out of the fire" when we were little. I found myself saying the same things to the boys. Rebecca found herself saying the same thing to me, but I had to tend to the fire--it was my man given right, or so I said. I don't know what it is, but the fire attracts me to it.
Jonah had one to many smore's and was out on the lawn acting crazy. That will be the last night of that. We now know that 6 smores is one too many.
Since we were up at the crack of dawn, we were usually fishing by 7:30 in the morning. It was actually relaxing, because I just sat there with coffee and untangled lines. It was beautiful in the morning along the river.
We made the kids stop for lunch each day or they would have just kept on playing until dark.
It is amazing how long kids can play with one floating device. There was a hole in it, so we kept blowing it up every hour or so.
We didn't want to bother the "King of Music" after we got back from Lake Chelan. I think the water sucked the life right out of him. It was good for him to have some quiet time.
The weather became hotter as the week progressed, so we headed in to Chelan to get ice cream one day. It was in the low 90's when we started camping and went up to 103 by Friday when we were leaving. Although hot, not as bad as heat with humidity. The evenings were great as it dipped into the 70's.
We did find the go-carts and had to take them for a spin. Noah and I rode together and the other two boys had their own. Jacob banged his into the wall because I was trying to pass him. I felt horrible because his glasses flew off and he was crying. I guess the little boy competitive side hasn't left me yet.
We had to be creative with dinners. You guess what this is. Your right if you guessed a hot dog wrapped in biscuit dough. The kids got a kick out of this even though they didn't cook all the way through. We had to throw them back on the stove to finish them. One did make a dive into the fire.
The best part of the evening for me is always the camp fire. You are tired from the day and sitting around the camp fire, sucking in smoke through your lungs is all that. Oh, I miss it.
We headed to Chelan for two days to swim in the Lake. This was the park downtown right on the water, which turned out to be a great spot. It had two pier's that you could jump off of. The water the crystal clear, which is always nice for a Lake.
Jonah swam all day long. We had to pull him out of the water. He wanted to hang out with the teenagers and "be a man" as he said. they were all running up and doing flips off the dock.
Jacob had a blast off the dock. The water was refreshing for all of us.