Saturday, July 24, 2010
Busy Camping Summer!
This is the sunrise view I was graced with from our campsite. I loved how the mist was coming up from the lake and the clouds were outlined behind the sun. Gonna be a hot one! We've gone camping here for 2 years in a row, same site and pre-booked again for next year. Trail's End at Hinckley Reservoir (which is a decent sized lake). Our site is way off from other sites and we are on the lake. If you camp with a 5th wheel (which we have) or a pull behind camper, you know it is rare to find full hook-up sites on the water. It is so remote and rustic. We don't even get cell reception! The weekend we went it was pirate weekend. Arrgg ye ole chum bucket! So much fun. I don't think the pictures do it justice, but it is breathtaking. So I thought I would share some pics.
These are the views from our site. Awful...right? LOL It was torture to have to endure this for 4 days. LOL! We had a set of stairs on our site that took us down to the water. Oh, so nice. Last year we had to climb down by holding onto tree roots that were exposed.
This is a pic of one of the smaller sand dunes from the beach. DD and I went down in the morning before anyone was there so we could have it ALL to ourselves!!!!
I don't think she was having any fun at the beach, do you? This kid is just so full of life. She had a blast at the beach, especially with her goggles. She loved looking around under water.
AARRGGG,,,shiver me timbers! As I mentioned it was pirate weekend and we got to hear a pirate story told by the camp owners and then were sent off to find gold coins that were scattered on the beach by the pirates that beached there the night before. Did you notice the gold coin in her bandanna? She kept giggling at the thought that her booty was under her hat! Kids....I'll admit it was kind of silly. Once we found a coin we had to bring it back to trade it for a treasure map! We had to solve the riddle and dig on the beach for the booty!!! What fun. All of the kids who were at the campground decided that their chances would be better if they worked together and split up the booty. They found it and they all shared. It was fun to watch. Then we were treated with Captain Jack Sparrow (no, not the real Johnny Depp...don't I wish) but someone dressed as him windsurfing with the Jolly Roger attached at the very tippy top of his board. Can't wait to go back again next year.
Posted by Lisa Bardou at 6:52 AM