Monday, March 25, 2013

Camping Trip

Yet another successful camping trip!!

Our oldest son is in his second year as a Cub Scout.  He loves every part of it, especially the camping.  This past weekend we camped at Goliad State Park.  It was a two night camp out and trip to Presidio LaBahia (which is a part of Texas history).  I thought the best way to share our weekend would be through pictures, enjoy!

We set up the tent in less than 30 minutes!!!  Actually, we set it up two times in less than 30 minutes after my husband decided he didn't like it's location.  I think we moved it a total of 6 inches...sigh. :)

Home Sweet Home 

Let me state for the record I did not pick out her outfit...she was very proud of her 4th of July shirt and Valentine leggings.

Our middle son trying his hardest to jump rope.  He was really putting a lot of effort into to it. :)

Ready for bed
Have you ever seen so much pink on a Cub Scout camp out?

My husband showing the kids how to light a fire with magnesium and a flint something or other.  Before we knew it he had a crowd of about 10 boys watching and cheering him on.  It was a very long and intense process.  He would get the smallest little flame going and then the kids would cheer and the flame would go out.  This happened over and over.  Like I said, INTENSE!


Presidio La Bahia

Live re-enactment of the battle at Presidio La Bahia

Anyone who has three kids understands that a great picture of all three (at the same time) is partly luck and the rest is nothing short of a miracle!  This was not our miracle... :)

Still not the miracle I was going for...

Come on kids, work with me! 

Our little Cub Scout is working on his photography belt loop, this was one of his pictures.  I think it is beautiful!

This little guy busted his lip wide open from falling on the metal part of our cots.  I believe he was told not to jump around in the tent.  This picture shows the band aid we placed between his nose and lip.  

My favorite part of the weekend was taking pictures of the kids and the spring wildflowers.  Texas has beautiful wildflowers.  It is actually a state law that you cannot pick bluebonnets because they are our state flower.

We did allow the kids to pick the yellow flowers.

Here we go again, luck and miracles...

The youngest left the picture and the middle is not cooperating.  I give up! :)

My blondie!

When you are a kiddo who is allergic to everything in the environment...this probably isn't your idea of fun.
(mid sneeze)

 love bluebonnets

love this picture

and this one too

Sigh.... I wish this view was in my backyard.

We had a wonderful weekend.  It was nice to get out of town and spend some quality time together.  

Did I mention in between the adorable pictures and wildflowers we had crazy weather?  We had rain, cold, crazy heat, and unbelievable wind.  TEXAS WEATHER... you just have to go with it.

Happy trails y'all,


  1. I LOVE seeing pictures of your family!!

    Reply Delete
  2. Looks like it was a lot of fun! Love you guys!

    Reply Delete
  3. Just pure brilliance from you here. I have never expected something less than this from you and you have not disappointed me at all. I suppose you will keep the quality work going on.

    Reply Delete
  4. There are camps that offer only half day camping just for children know what is camping all about and there are summer camps with programs that accept few days stay. sportandoutdoorhq

    Reply Delete
  5. Camping! Whether it is in a tent, camper, or on the ground, camping is an excellent way to travel to new places, see the 'great outdoors', and have a phenomenal time with your family and friends of all ages! I have had many camping adventures through my life that have made camping one of my favorite ... Free Survival Knife

    Reply Delete
  6. Camping gazebos are portable and easy to put up. You can set up your dining and cooking area under the gazebo to ensure everybody stays dry. In cases where it is just way too hot, the gazebo can provide adequate shade from the suns hot rays.
    pop up gazebo tent

    Reply Delete
  7. These blogs and articles are fully good enough for me.
    Outdoor Federation

    Reply Delete
  8. That sounds more like hauling your house and setting it up on a camping site. Be reminded that in a camping expedition you are to commune with nature and not simply to get yourself pampered.Bushcraft Essentials

    Reply Delete
  9. Hi I was searching for the blogs for many times, now I have reached at the right place.

    Reply Delete
  10. Camper or Trailer camping is only a stage more rough than RV camping. aa flashlight

    Reply Delete
  11. A challenge of tent camping is trying to get a good night's sleep. One way this can be improved is by using camping cots. Best Camping Cots

    Reply Delete
  12. Tents are the place you will rest in to shield yourself from creatures and brutal climate conditions; so it is critical to pick one with mind. camping equipment

    Reply Delete
  13. The individuals who frequently camp for the most part put resources into prevalent quality camping tents.camping equipment

    Reply Delete
  14. You should consider using a tent pad which is made of a strong suitable material that will prolong the life of your tent.

    Reply Delete
  15. You should consider using a tent pad which is made of a strong suitable material that will prolong the life of your tent. camping tent

    Reply Delete
  16. Those who regularly camp usually invest in superior quality camping tents.  Outdoor equipment

    Reply Delete
  17. Extremely helpful post. This is my first time i visit here. I discovered such a large number of intriguing stuff in your blog particularly its exchange. Truly its extraordinary article. Keep it up.

    Reply Delete
  18. On the off chance that you are an incidental camper who likes requiring some serious energy off and spending a night or two with loved ones close to the lake, purchasing a hardware which is respectably solid bodes well.Used Campers

    Reply Delete
  19. Very interesting information, worth recommending. However, I recommend this: CampCrave

    Reply Delete
  20. By determining what type of camping tent is right for you before you buy, you will save money, time and have the perfect tent for your camping experience.Used rv Dealer Missouri

    Reply Delete
  21. However, you need to think about what type of camping you are doing and what Coleman camping gear you will be able to take on your camping trip.about his

    Reply Delete