Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A-Camping We Did Go!



Ok, I admit it, we really didn't actually go camping, but . . .
Maddy and I invited ourselves tagged  along with Jodee and Kamree
 to Camp Kitaki's family day!!



While I loved camping when I was a Girl Scout, I'm not much for roughing it anymore. 
 Bugs and snakes and humidity and outhouses -- ewww -- not really my thing. 
I need air conditioning!
No way would these two ever trespass!!

Although I signed him up, we left Mr. Tennis at home as we figured maneuvering steep trails on a new hip might not be the best idea.  
We were right --some trails were so steep! 
This "shortcut" was straight up!

Of course, I worried the whole time about bugs/ticks falling into my frizzy hair never to be seen again, but still a good time was had by all!
Some of our faves from the camping trip:

This wobbly, fun Eagles Crossing Bridge! 

Watch out -- too many people on the bridge can make a person dizzy!!!

No running on the bridge please!

Paddle-boating on Lake Kitaki!! 



Those girls made us work and kept yelling, "faster, faster!"

The lifeguard actually blew her whistle at us. 
Evidently, we were floating too far away for her to save us if we capsized!  

 

The Nebraska version of sandy beaches!


Maddy went on a trail ride and loved her horse, Pete!


  Luckily, she didn't see the gigantic bull snake just outside the corral! 
Maddy even contemplated attending camp so she could rides horses every day . . .
IF it was day camp and she could come home every evening.  
But, it's overnight camp, so maybe next summer she'll be ready for that.

Love this sign near the stable!

We had so much fun and Maddy adores Jodee and Kamree! 
Thanks for letting us "camp" with you!

8 comments:

Kim K. said...

Darling pics. How fun that Maddy and Kamree could share these camping adventures together. I'm not sure I would like that bridge though...

Jodee Leader said...

I am sooo glad you joined us this year! We had loads of fun! How did I forget to write about that gigantic snake?! Holy smokes! He was soooo creepy!

Hope you can join us this fall too!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Looks like fun, but I agree with you on the camping. My girls talked about going to overnight camp this summer, but now they might just go to day river camp at the YMCA.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I'm with you girlfriend! No more camping for this old girl!

Looks like you had a blast for the day!

lea
xo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a fun day for all of you girls! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Love that last photo of Maddy by the "WHOA" sign:)

xoxo,

Lisa

Courtney said...

I am not a camper but this looks like a fun day, minus the snake!

3 Peanuts said...

That looks like so much FUN!!!! I am not a camper myself either but it does look like y'all had fun.

Lisa said...

frizzy hair. tee hee hee!