My friend went on to say she worried the entire time that her family would meet a bear. She actually agonized over it a bit. I'm happy to report their adventure was bear free. Only to cross paths with one sitting in their driveway when they returned home. Funny the things we worry about. I worried the entire time that Claire would poop through all the clothes I brought her and the bed she was sleeping on. I'm happy to report she didn't. She did however poop (diarrhea) in the tub she and her brothers where sharing within the first 15 minutes of our homecoming. The beauty of it was all 3 had already showered the dirt away but I was just giving them extra soaking time to make sure all the dirt in their creases washed away.
We had a fantastic time on our trip. We were blessed with the company of 90 people from our wonderful church. The trip was even catered (while my friends munched on smoked Alaskan salmon and wild blueberries). And when all was said and done we returned home dirtier, happier, fatter and blessed with deeper friendships and treasured family memories.
|Fishing on Lake Manzanita.|
|Dirt. Lots and lots of dirt.|
|Henry spells quality time C-A-R-D-S. And Matt is great to always play with him.|
|These fallen trees provided hours of fun, free, dirty entertainment for the kids.|
|Getting ready for S'mores!|
|Claire's sweet, dirty hands.|
|Crazy mountain men.|
|Dirty. And ready for a nap.|
|Playing in the tent was as fun as playing in the woods.|
|Early morning fire and fishy crackers.|
|Waiting for breakfast on our last day. I love this rugged bunch.|