"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Second Choice

We were supposed to start our week-long vacation to the Black Hills this past week, but then children got jobs and football try-outs got scheduled...and our week-long vacation went down the tubes :-(

But, alas, there were other options!  So instead of a week-long camping trip, we opted for a weekend trip to a Minnesota State Park with the subset of the children who were available.  Aside from a scary storm on Friday night, we had a great time exploring Nerstrand Big Woods and we have the pictures to prove it.

Marcus trying to start a fire without matches.  Didn't go to well :-)

Going camping in our family ALWAYS involves taking a hike!  Thankfully there were NO mosquitoes, as in NONE!  Beautiful place to hike, btw.

Hiking also requires the mandatory picture of the kids.

While I was snug in my sleeping bag last night, Chris & Aidan took a dark and scary hike to the waterfall to take cool nighttime pictures of the falls.  

Swinging was on the agenda today.

As was a long jump competition.

And another visit to the falls during daylight hours.

We came home tired and smelly, but we had a great time.  After being away from home three weekends in a row, I am prepared to stay home next weekend......and then it's off to Dixon :-)

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