Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Camping or as Candace put it "Trying to Camp"

We went camping this past weekend at Utah Lake State Park. We had a really fun time during the waking hours and a not so fun time during the "sleeping" hours. 

Here is our camp site in all it's glory. 

After setting up our tent we set off on our first adventure, geocaching. It was probably the best part of our trip. The kids loved it. You search for GPS coordinates that indicate where some "treasure" is hidden. We rented a GPS and taught Candace how to use it. She loved it. 

Here are the geocachers themselves. 

This is the littlest geocacher.

On the hunt .... I love this picture. All the kids in a row.

And here is Luke. Sitting in the middle of a field examining his shoes. 

We found it! Inside a metal box covered by a rock was a sign that read, "Congratulations! You found the FIRST hiding place. Now back on the hunt for the second part of the hunt. The kids were really excited at this point.

Utah Lake.

Handsome daddy.

The second hunt led us close to the lake.

We got distracted by skipping rocks for a minute.

Joshua took some turns reading the GPS.

Needless to say there are no pictures of the second site because we never found it. It was very disappointing. When we reached the place the coordinates indicated instead of the treasure we found a snake. A big snake. So we lost our desire to keep turning over rocks in that area. 

When we returned to the camp site, we roasted hot dogs and smores. The kids loved this part. Luke sat quietly in my lap for a long time, mesmerized by the fire.

This is a fun, very short video of us right before James took the picture in front of our tent. He thought it was on picture mode, but instead took this video. 


Bryan and Kathleen Jones said...

You need to teach me how to camp. It looks like you had so much fun.

Unknown said...

great, loved the pictures! - becky

DeAnn said...

fun, fun, fun

Stephanie Read said...

We want tp hear about the sleeping hours...No video of that?

Kami said...

I love the pictures you take. And my kids were engrossed by the picture of Joshua's head. Elena even prayed for his head to heal that night.