Friday, October 28, 2011

Enchanted Rock


Saturday we loaded up the truck and headed to Enchanted Rock for some tent camping.  Yep, you read that right!  Tent camping is a big change for us camper people, so we were excited to give it a try. 

The campground was gorgeous!  There was a fun playground for the kids.  Unfortunately, the bathroom facilities were under construction, so we were forced to use porta potties.  Thanks to my dear friend Erica's efforts, we at least had one semi clean porta potty to use. 

When we heard that the restrooms were out of order, my prankster husband decided to bring his own.

I took this picture from our campsite.  Isn't the view amazing?!  The boys are watching a couple deer running behind the bush.

Lauren loved feeding this fat squirell potato chips and peanuts.

Erica also had a fun craft for the kids.  They painted the cutest Angry Birds out of acorns and had so much fun.

The kids and Dads went on a hike in search for a Geocache.  Even though they aren't smiling in this picture, they were so excited when they found it! 

Lauren was voted MVP of the hike. 

While everyone else climbed Enchanted Rock later that afternoon, Lauren and I took a nap in our tent.

Crazy girl woke up halfway through her nap and moved to the hard tent floor.  

Woo hoo!  The top of Enchanted Rock!

Scenes from our campground

The wildlife were amazing!  The deer almost ate out of the kids' hands!

Camping mommas

The kids had fun running around in the dark with flashlights, glow sticks and headlamps. 

Ray popped up some Jiffy Pop and everyone got a big kick out of it.

Who knew glow sticks could be so much fun?


The kids did great in the tent. 

After the kids went to bed, we sat outside to enjoy the stars and conversation. That's when all the critters started coming out...

This grey fox, a raccoon, a deer, a squirrel and an armadillo all came up within 10 feet of us. It was crazy!

Despite a migraine, questionable porta potties and cactus spikes stuck in little hands, it was a wonderful weekend spent with dear friends.  I love making special memories for our kids and will always remember our family's first tent camping experience!


erica said...

Great post Lisa. The pics are beautiful.

Ellen said...

And I will always remember the night I missed seeing a love armadillo! Great recap and photos!

Ellen said... that is.


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