Monday, August 13, 2007

Camping 2007

This weekend we headed up to our ward camp out. It was at Sage Hen Reservoir, about 40-50 miles north of Boise. We left Friday night, after Tom got off work and we ate dinner. We got to the campsite and set up our tent and got settled. Then the ward had some dutch oven dessert. After that, we just stayed up late talking to people in the ward (there were about 10 families that came). Jordyn and Evan did great, too. Evan was just running around the whole time playing in the dirt. Jordyn even fell asleep quickly and slept all night. She must like sleeping in a tent! Evan was another story. I think he thought it was strange that we were going to sleep in the tent. But, after some wrestling around, we finally got him to fall asleep. We decided that we really like camping, but that next time we definitely want to get an air mattress!

In the morning the ward had a great breakfast. They cooked pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and omelets. Tom and I both tried omelets this time and I think it was the best omelet I have ever had! I think I mentioned before that there is a family in our ward that does all the cooking for ward functions. I found out this weekend that their family has been running fair booths through a couple of generations of family. They now cook for church activities, family, and friends. And one brother in the family continues to run two fair booths at the Boise Fair. One is a milkshake booth... we will most definitely be stopping at that fair booth!

After breakfast, most people packed up and left. We decided to do a little geocaching. We took a short hike to a small waterfall where there was a cache hidden. We never did find it because it was thick forest and we couldn't get a good reading on the GPS. We drove home a different way than we came and we found 3 caches. We even got a dollar bill from one cache! Score! We were both really tired while we were driving home. Luckily, the drive was very pretty and followed the Payette River almost the whole way home. There were TONS of whitewater rafters and kayakers along the river. So, they kept us entertained and we even stopped a few times to watch the rafters go over some "rapids". And of course the funnest part of camping is coming home and cleaning up the mess! We were glad to be home in our own bed, but really had a lot of fun camping and we were glad we went.

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Jenny said...

I'm jealous.

Emily said...

Side note: They have been reporting on the news that an experienced kayaker was killed this weekend on the Payette River. Less than a year ago, he saved a woman who was kayaking on the river (and it was all caught on tape). The woman he saved was interviewed on the news, about her reaction to his death, and I recognized her as my OBGYN doctor! Crazy.

Maria H. Andersen said...

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