Monday, October 11, 2010

Columbus Day Weekend Camping------A first for us!

We have so enjoyed our camping time this summer. We had been able to take 3 lovely camping trips! 2 to Freedom Acres campground and a Labor Day trip to Ellacoya State park. (see older posts for details of those trips). We were all so excited, though, when Glenn said we could book a Columbus Day weekend trip to Pawtuckaway State Park in Raymond. This is, by far, our favorite camping location! There are no electrical or water hook ups at all, and the kids loved it! Enjoy our photo journal of our wonderful weekend! We just returned home this afternoon!

We love our sign that our dear friend Rhonda made us! We proudly displayed it at site #13 on Horse Island!

An investment before this camping trip....our easy up awning! We LOVE it!

We enjoy many quiet times around the camp fire!

Everything always tastes better outdoors!

All of the paths and roads between the camp sites are paved, which made for super scooter and bicycling fun!

Another camping favorite---Games!

Grace is teaching herself to crochet!

Give a boy a rock...and have all manner of imaginary things!

Ask and it shall be given....Menu change for Friday night. Glenn asked for cheeseburgers...and he got his wish! Yum! Nothin' like flame broiled cheeseburgers in the great outdoors!

Family bonding is so much fun!

We played a rousing game of:  "I'm going on a camping trip and I'm going to bring---Here is our list:  Armadillo, Baby, Cantaloupe, Dalmation, Earwig, French Fries, Grill, Hazled Coffe, Iced Frappacino, The Janak Family, a Kite, A Limping Man, A Melon Baller, A Nice dish from Nolie's Cafe, An Olympic Fiancee', A Pop Up Camper, A Quizno's Sub, A Red Lantern, Sacagewa, Tikki Torch, Universalist Unitarian Woman Minister, Volvo, Xylophone, Yhangzee Fever, and Zack from the Emergency Room. Such Fun!

Many hands make light work...we all help out to get meals ready!

Glenn joins in the scooter fun!

Our friends the Lowman's join us on Saturday for the day. We enjoyed a lovely lunch together, a 6 mile hike to the fire tower, time at the playground, and a wonderful pot luck dinner with the finishing touch of s'mores and Aggy's brownies!

Meet Melody....

The three amigos!

Bran...Bran...The Monkey Man!

We love you Aggy!

All bundled up for the hike! Yes...It was super cold and windy!

Before the hike!

We are almost there! Yeah!

The view was incredible and sooooo worth the effort!

Us Winslows at the top!

The Lowman's at the top. Fire tower in the background! The brave group, (minus me...super afraid of heights), climbed up the fire tower and got to see the view first hand! Thank you Maddie for taking pictures for me!

The whole gang!

All of the kiddos!

After the 6 mile hike! A bit tuckered out! Time for our pot luck supper!

We had tortellini soup, and chili, and garlic bread, s'mores and brownies! Yum! Fun, Food, and Fellowship!

Yes...we went to church on Sunday....Time for church clothes!

 Thank you so much Glenn, for taking us camping! We plan to go again next year!

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