Cole love's Camping

Cole loved the river. He also loved throwing rocks, and sucking algae off the rocks.

He is such a goof. I love all of the silly things that he does.
Here he is hanging out with Rylee and Jenna.

After a long day at the river he was out like a light.

River fun

There were no showers at the campground so we bathed in the river. There is a first time for everything right? My sister is washing Dave's hair-while it is still around. Dave may never get to wash his hair in a river again because chances are that there won't be any left but he is such a hottie that it won't matter.

Jenny and Rylee braving the rapids.


Jordan trying to exit the rapids.

If you sat in the current of the river it would take you down stream. It was so fun. I got some cuts and bruises because it was really hard to stop and there are a ton of rocks. Here is Doug going through the rapids.

Little Qais enjoying some river rocks. I am sure the cool water was nice since he had an on and off fever through the weekend.

How cute.

Linda and big Johnny. I can't figure out why they are so bundled up? I was over a 100 all the time.

The river was so refreshing. The water was cold but it was over a 100 everyday so it was very refreshing. The hike to the river was not so refreshing, especially with a baby and stroller and all the other luggage that comes with that deal. The water was not deep in many place so all the kids could reach except for where it was flowing down stream.

Katie & Daegan came back to us covered in mud at one point. They stepped in some sand that was mushy and started sinking. Katie lost her flip-flop and I for some reason the I had super human strength against the river and tried to retrieve it. That didn't really work out. I fell hard, but it was halarious. I did not save the flip-flop.


More Camping fun

The car over-heated on the way there and the way back. That was not fun. Here are some of us waiting outside for our car to cool off.

Qais and Cole became best buddies, well maybe they were forced. They were both troopers and poor Qais was even sick. Cole had some trouble sleeping on the first night. At 3 a.m. he was still climbing around the tent playing and I was losing my mind so we decided to sleep in the car. As soon as we strapped him in the car seat he went right to bed. I on the other hand did not because I was have a crazy panic attack about all the creatures in the forest.