Monday, October 22, 2007

5 Day Camping Adventure

We made it back from the campground yesterday afternoon. I'm still trying to get caught up on all my laundry! Since the trailer is going into storage on Saturday, we have to get it all cleaned and ready. In spite of the bad weather predicted, it turned out to be a fairly nice camping trip. We did get some storms on Thursday, but not as severe as I would have thought compared to what everyone else had at home. I've got a few pictures to post for today and I'll try to get to the rest of them tomorrow.




Here's the waves coming onto shore. They were about 12 feet further into the lake. I wouldn't have wanted to be out there in a boat, but it really was beautiful to watch and see the power of the lake. I think that those of us who live to close to a fresh water lake really take it for granted. It is gorgeous and a great part of creation!



























This is called the Polar Bear Dip. Everyone runs into the lake. This happened on Saturday. It was warmer out than Friday although the lake was only 60. Too cold for me!




























Pumpkin carving was done on Thursday night. Here are some of the kids with their pumpkins.















Here's Shaelyn with one of the cupcakes she decorated. Anyone like candy corn?









14 comments:

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Great pictures- I love the beach where they wrote Polar Bear in the sand!
Looks like Shaelyn loves candy corn- good thing she has a dental visit coming up this week huh!

Mari said...

Glad you did okay in the storm. It was wild here and we were wondering about you. I can hear those waves when I look at the pictures. I'm glad you're back!

Karolee said...

We would love to get a camper. The last time we camped we had a huge storm pass which destroyed our tent. We spent the remainder of the night in the truck. That was probably 10 years ago - haven't fixed or replaced the tent and I'm getting too old to sleep on the ground. :-)

Karen said...

Stop by - I have given you an award.

Karen said...

This looked like a great trip. I've never been camping before. There is nothing like the power of the Ocean and that fresh air - makes me want fish and chips!!!

Heather's Brain said...

you have been awarded...stop by!

Heather's Brain said...

even though Karen gave it to you already, I meant to say!

Laura said...

Wow - those wave photos are so beautiful! I wouldn't have been in that water either!! Shaelyn can decorate some cupcakes for me - I love candy corn - although I love the little candy pumpkins better. :)

Sheri said...

Looks like you guys had a great time....I remember doing the polar bear swim at summer camp...but that was the summer!!!

nickernoodle said...

How fun! I have never seen a lake that you couldn't see the land on the other side. That must be a HUGE lake!!!

Dena said...

Wow - that is a MUCH prettier beach than we have at our lake - I am sooo glad the weather cooperated - we were a little worried! the pumkins look great and Shaelyn knows how to decorate a cupcake!

Those polar bear dippers are crazy!

Bonnie said...

Looks like your camping trip was a great success !! Such fun ! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos !!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE candy corn but I can't get them here ! They must be an American thing ! I always have some when I visit my parents !!!

The Birds Nest said...

It looks like a great camping trip. I love the Great Lakes. It is amazing to me that they can be so big. No one could really believe it until they see it. The Polar Bear Dip- NO THANK YOU! Although I love the pic where they wrote in the sand.

Jennifer Partin said...

I miss the beach---I am a native Floridian!
I am glad you are back and look forward to catching up with your adventures. And boy----that is a LOT of candy corn!! :) That's what makes it taste great, right?