April 27, 2011

Unleavened Bread Camping Trip 2011

During this latest family-tradition-camping-trip we were joined by a family we have been “Shabbatin’” with. It was definitely an interesting experience, as always. The trip had its ups and downs, as usual. We each learned something… overall it was a good thing I think.

The weather was rainy for most of the week, and although we were on the outskirts of the storm it was still really wet. Due to this, most of the time that was spent in camp was in close quarters underneath the “big tent”- which is kind of large, but definitely not big enough to feel “roomy” with 17 people- mostly children- stuck under it for days on end. It worked though… And we all survived. Smile 

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite photos of the week:

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Above: The creek before it rained.

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Above: Evidence of a nighttime visitor to the creek.

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Above: Little sister #2 wading in the water. She discovered that it’s cold but it feels good. Smile 

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Above: That’s my hand next to what appears to be a HUGE deer print. I think I measured the length to be about 5-6 inches. I think.

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Above: We discovered that we have LOTS of Prickly Pear Cactus growing in the “back forty” and that some of us think it tastes like green bananas. …Lovely.

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Above: While collecting stones for a permanent fire pit, we also discovered that fossils abound in our rocks. There were even some with possible remnants of the animal in the grooves. That was a good homeschool lesson, and a really neat find! Smile

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