Monday, July 7, 2008

God Bless the USA...

was just one of the songs I 4th of July serenaded my nephews with while lighting fireworks on our camping trip in Fishlake National Forrest. From Thursday the 3rd to Sunday the 6th we survived cooking, sleeping and squatting in the woods.


All in all we had a great time, it was just really nice and relaxing, especially considering that I think Shawn and I slept better than anyone with our new air mattress.



On Thursday we set up camp, ate, ate and went to bed. On Friday we just hung out around camp and Shawn and I even went on a little adventure with Nittany and we saw some very pretty views. Afterwards we went for a drive up to the campsite that Jared's family camped at last year and we saw an entire herd of Elk. It was pretty cool. After that we drove to this creek where Jared said there were trout to see and started to trek across a field of grass. I got freaked by the possibility of snakes (I was in flip flops!) and made my way back to the car with Lindsey and Brock but Cole, Dylan, Jared and Shawn saw a porcupine which would have been pretty cool to see. Then we lit a few fireworks to celebrate our Freedom (Lindsey kept telling the boys that I was going to put on a show so I did a few numbers, ha ha), it was a pretty great way to celebrate just being in a beautiful part of our country that not many travel to.



On Saturday we all went to Frisco, a Ghost Town located outside of Milford, Utah. Shawn and I had been there before so we were responsible for taking everyone there and discovering HUGE no trespassing signs. Lovely. Let me just say that it was not a short drive. We did find one part without signs so it wasn't a total loss but we didn't get to see the best part in my opinion. Brock was really into the Camelbak that Uncle Shawn had on, he even walked up to us at one point huffing and puffing very dramatically, starring at the blue tube. Shawn said, wow you look thirsty do you need a drink? Brock seemed very pleased that his plan worked.


Then we met Lindsey's sister Toni and her friend and took them back to camp with us. We all had another round of campfire hot dogs and s'mores in their honor. Sunday Morning Shawn and I packed up and were the first to leave, we had to go in shifts since Jared's car was the only one that could really get us up to our site. Sunday afternoon I took a nap and Shawn snuck off (I thought he was napping with me) and did a lot of unpacking for which I am SO grateful! I think I tore the entire house apart getting everything together. What a good man.

7 comments:

Mendy said...

I didn't know that you were fourthing it with Jared's! It all sounds so fun (except for the squatting for days; I really don't go for that, myself). So glad you sang to the boys.

Amber said...

What a fun adventure. You know I don't get the whole concept of camping, but you told a good story anyway! Brock does have a flair for the dramatic!

kathleener said...

wow, what a weekend! i so miss camping in utah...we'll all have to go sometime when our kiddos get just a bit bigger, okay?

lindsey said...

It was a great time and one day maybe I will blog about it too!! Toni has your fourth badminton racket. Whew....I think we found everything right? Thanks for coming to MY mountain, it was a pleasure to be your HOSTESS!

...George & April* said...

you're so freakin cute! ...pisses me off. ;)

I miss you Whit. I'm going through an empowerment training for work for the next 3 days, and i will hardly be home at all. Take care of my George!

Anonymous said...

Can I just say that you look so freaking cute in your hat. You are hot!!! We miss you so very much. I do occasionally try to text you. Wishful thinking I guess. And, spot-on about Tay, yes that is the 1st thing she said after she got to meet the dolphin! ha! U know her so well. I love you so much!!

Anonymous said...

ok, i promise my thoughts were original. I just read "april's" comments and I guess its just true that you r so freaking cute. Tell shawn we miss him too. Especially Easton cuz he does like him 5.