Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Looking up

We went camping for the first time since Ellie was born (and probably even for a good bit before that, too). The best part was how excited she was over everything. All my other kids have balked about using the pit toilets, but not her (wonderful echo in there).

She loved everything about camping, especially the canoe. Okay, and maybe the roasted Starbursts too.

It's hard to beat a mountain sunset.

Or lakes of glass.

Despite the run ins with 2nd degree burns on the fire grate, stinging nettle, anaphylaxis, and major hives we had a delightfully dirty, smoky, delicious time.

With this sort of view everywhere you turn it's sort of hard not to forget your troubles and just enjoy yourself.

Something else, all three of the older kids borrowed my camera and ended up taking variations on the following two photos -

Sunburst in the trees

And looking up.

Which reminds me, things really are looking up.

Now, does anybody have a sure fire method for getting that campfire smell out of your hair?


Kristina P. said...

I like camping, as long as it's in a trailer and I have a bed to sleep in.

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks so pretty and makes me really miss the west. What a beautiful place you were at. As for the camping smell in hair. WASH WASH WASH and repeat. Look like fun, wish I was there. Loves KEl

Elizabeth-W said...

You're so droll about that whole "someone can't breathe so good" bit.

Tebbs Family said...

Your camping spot looks beautiful--you're a much better sport than I am...

athena said...

beautiful beautiful images.

Loralee and the gang... said...

So fun! I can't wait until we get to go as a family. I have only one requirement - that the weather be nice and warm! (Still waiting...)

Mike and Kenna Bartholomew said...

We had so much fun we are so glad you guys came, we will have to do it again. I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures.

M-Cat said...

Looks beautiful and I keep hearing about roasted Starburst but have yet to indulge in the phenomenon

Omgirl said...

What I recommend for getting campfire smell out of your hair? A shower, silly!

Looks like fun. We went to the mountains for a trial run of camping (w/o overnighting) this week too. Isn't it nice to be out with the kids finally???

tiburon said...

Okay now I want to go camping when I previously could have skipped it!

Gorgeous photos :)