Sunday, September 23, 2012

Family camping trip

We have been wanting to take the boys camping for a long time and finally took a little overnight camping trip this past weekend. We went up American Fork Canyon and camped at Mutual Dell. We love it there. It is so nice because the camp sites are well taken care of and free! Each spot has a nice fire pit and picnic table and there are bathrooms with running water nearby :)

Getting the fire going for dinner

Hot dogs for the boys, tinfoil dinners for the old folks.

Dinner was followed by roasted marshmallows and a little walk down to the field for some star gazing. Bode kept pointing to the sky saying, "Wow!"

To our relief, both boys slept like rocks. They were SO excited to be in the tent. I woke up sort of cold at one point, and Sean had Bode wiggling around him, but we figure we can handle most anything for one night. Sean revealed to me in the morning that I did not have my outer shell zipped up on my sleeping bag-- oops. We all laughed when Bode woke up because when he realized he was still in the tent, he started jumping up and down and was grinning ear to ear.

The sunrise was beautiful, and I loved this little tree in our camp spot. 

After breakfast over the fire, we packed up camp and took a little nature walk. The colors were gorgeous!

As we were walking we heard some shuffling, grunting, and saw bushes and trees moving. We froze and were surprised when this guy walked out right behind us:

While I was very glad it was not a bear, I was still pretty concerned because I know moose will charge and this one was huge. Luckily, he just grumbled along and we got around him just fine.
Jackson is already asking when we can go again, so we're chalking this trip up as a success!

1 comment:

Grant Layton said...

What a perfect little trip! So fun!