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.
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.