Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Great Camping Adventure of 2008

I called my sister yesterday to let her know I was communing with Nature:

Hey, you busy? (she was at work)
A little, but I can make time for you. (She's so nice)
Um, Yea, We're Camping.
Oh really?
Um... Except there's a pool and a waterpark.
I see...
And we're in a camper...
So we're not really camping.
Yea, I figured that out...

Growing up, our idea of camping involved a tent, a fire, a lot of bug spray, digging a trench, and hauling in our own water. It did not involve a water feature:

Or a pool:

I am still trying to figure out how a child so long and lean came from my loins. Really, she's something else.

And my toddler? How she started vacation:

And ended it... Notice the lack of life jacket.

Yes, my neighbor was there to assist, but the Toddler just plopped in, hit the surface, and swam to the edge. Three times.

I will neither confirm nor deny that I did one or more front-flips off that diving board.

Oh, and they had a 'petting zoo.' And a donkey that sounded like he was getting, or needed to get, laid at three in the morning. Eeeh-oah! Eeeh-oah!

The Boy loved the animals.

I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to cut that hair. My brown eyed, brown haired boy spent a little time in the sun this summer. Know how much some women pay for highlights to look like that?!?


Me? I'm not much of a morning person. I do have fantastic bed-head though.

These shoes - my marathon shoes - have been relegated to camping shoes.

I hope I get to use them again before too long.

Now then. Off to get some laundry done.

A lot of laundry.



Natasha said...

I enjoy reading your blog and your kids are just beautiful. What a brave little toddler, flying off the diving board, lol. Looks like everyone had a ton of fun. Keep up the good work!

Tree said...

What an amazing water park!

Good job, little one!!!

The boy's hair is gorgeous.

merrymishaps said...

Looks like you had fun -- and great weather!

My marathon shoes are now garden/walking shoes. It'll take a lot for me to get rid of them. (Maybe more marathons?)

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

that looks like a blast! And my kind of camping!!

Nat said...

Isn't he just the cutest thing?
My idea of camping still involves a tent. ;)
That is like sleeping at the water park. (Which my kid would LOVE.)

Looks like a good time was had by all.

Lotta said...

Camping laundry is out of hand! What a fun trip it looks like you all had though!

Bryan said...

Your kids are adoreable, at least on film! (I'm sure there are times when you find them.... not so cute. lol)

Pictures like this make me wish I had a different lot in life and children were an option. They aren't, taking care of me is hard enough.

Camping? That was a paradise! I'm another one who can tell horror stories!

6 of us in a van with 2 dogs and 3 cats. Drowning at age 3. Mosquitos from Mars!!

Having to climb on the flimsy roof of a cabin to fix the tv antenna because I was the lightest and knew how to. I was 10.

Even though I paint it as totally awful, I did have a great childhood. Wouldn't change it if I could. Except for the mosquitos and out houses.

BlueBella said...

What fantastic not camping camping :) I'm jealous!

Marie said...

I swear, that is the same vacation we took at the beginning of the month! We stayed at a Yogi Bear campground in Pa, and it had the water park and huge pool...the girls LOVED it!!!! And I swear, I think we have the same popup too...

I told dh that the "noncamping" camping is the best and the only one we can do from now on!!!

Mayberrys said...

They had that exact same water park thingy at the hotel we went to!! I spent more hours there than anywhere else....
Looks like you had a great time!