Saturday, August 03, 2013

Camping Day 5

Ahhh...Wednesday was finally time to take down camp and think about heading home.  We had planned to swim this day because it was supposed to be the warmest day yet.  Unfortunately, the wind had returned and had quite a nip to it.  It turns out that we missed our best swimming day (it would have been Monday).

I had planned pop-tarts for the kids for breakfast.  They were beyond ecstatic.  I enjoyed a bagel instead...silly kids.

 {It's nearly a buffet!}

 {Obi did a little dance with his pop-tart for our entertainment}

After breakfast it took 2 hours to take down camp and pack everything up.  We then decided on a hike and lunch.  We chose to hike to inspiration point.  The trail branched off of a guided trail, so it was fun to do another of those.

 At the first point, we learned that we were standing within the boundaries of what used to be a German prisoner of war camp from World War II.

 NOW we find the trout!!!

 More stairs meant that Grandma and Grandpa decided to stay on the flat trail while we hiked up to inspiration point.  Feel the burn...my calf muscles are like rock!

 Pictures do not do the sheer drop off justice.  We carefully led kids out one at a time, keeping eyes on everyone constantly.  Everyone had a turn to look.








 I had other pictures of Caleb, but I thought this one was funny...it looks like he's contemplating throwing my camera bag off the cliff and picking it up again at the bottom.




We had to stop and get family pictures for real (those are coming up in the next post).  Then we stopped for a late lunch.  We love to add a little flare to our camping experience--lunch today was grilled cheese or grilled peanut butter sandwiches at a park.  I even had tuna salad for tuna melts.  We ate up lots of leftover food (usually we over pack on food, but I found that this time I wished I had brought a little more).  By the time we got on the road, we got into the cities just in time for rush hour.  Lovely.  We didn't get home until 7 pm.  It's been crazy trying to clean up, do laundry, put everything away...but we have certainly enjoyed ourselves.

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