Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Whiskeytown Lake 2012

A few weeks ago -- okay, so it was back in July and I am now just getting around to blogging about it -- we headed to Northern California for a week long camping trip with my family. People may think we are crazy for driving 12 hours to go camping in a tent, but we think is a great way to relax and just enjoy a much needed rest. We spent the days lounging in the lake, playing games, canoeing, hiking in the creeks, eating and playing! We even panned for gold one day.

Both Chloe and Abby had a great time. It only took about 30 seconds each morning for both of them to be covered in dirt from head to toe and about the same amount of time for me to give up wanting to have clean kids. =) I literally don't think that our kids have ever been more dirty.

 Aaron enjoyed just relaxing and even had the time to read a book! I would often find him laying in the tent or sitting in his chair reading. I was so glad that he was able to just relax and really have a nice break from everything. We loved our previous vacation to Southern California a few weeks earlier, but it was so busy and jam packed that it made having nothing scheduled to do at Whiskeytown that much more enjoyable.  We had such a great time that we decided to stay an extra day and when we left we could have stayed longer...now that is a good indication of a great vacation.

We didn't see any bears this trip, but one found our car and decided to take a peak inside. We found slobber and scratches on the driver side door and window one day near the end of the trip. We were sure glad that we didn't have any food in the car!


Tawna said...

Nice pictures the first half of this post, sis. They look a little familiar. :) haha.

Kari said...

Nate and I always get a good chuckle over your camping adventures with the animals you attract. Of course you had a bear visit. Was it worse than the squirrel chewing through your tent?