Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Camping 2009

We had a great camping trip last weekend! Being back in Alabama and seeing so many friends and spending time with my family was a wonderful vacation. We did enjoy some warmer weather, but it was also a very wet weekend with rain from Friday night until Monday with only a couple of breaks.

Ever since our fall camping trip, John wanted to make a camping meal. So, we packed up some ingredients in our suitcase and made an Indian meal for our group. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food!

John and I enjoyed camping together once again! This was John's 3rd time camping (and all have been with us in Alabama). I've gone camping probably for 25 years with my family. The last 13 years have mostly been with this same group of people in Alabama. We hope to go camping in South Carolina with some of John's friends in May and do some Ohio camping this summer as well. I'm quite thankful that John enjoys the outdoors as I do! Its a wonderful way to spend time with each other and our friends without the distraction of work or computers :)

The wet weather did change our camping weekend a bit. We didn't get to take any hikes on Saturday, and our typical endless games of volley ball were nowhere to be found. There were a lot fewer people this time, but those who came did enjoy themselves.


Friday night we had only a little bit of rain, but by Saturday afternoon, the ground was saturated. Several tents had been completely soaked and most of the rest of them were getting damp. So, everyone except my parents(!) decided to move into the convenient buildings. We spread out camping style all over the floors and had a nice dry night camping inside.

This camping trip was characterized by a lot of inside games: card games, ping pong, pool, Foosball, group games and more! I think this was one of our most unique camping trips thus far and will definitely be remembered for some time!
Going to Alabama for camping trips has been a lot of fun!
For those of you seeing this on facebook: Elijah showed me how to import my blog posts to facebook. I know that many of you are both blog readers and facebook people so just ignore one or the other. Some of my facebook friends don't check my blog so I want to try sharing it both ways for a while.

4 comments:

Elijah Lofgren said...

> . I've gone camping probably for 25 years with my family.

Wow! :)

Thanks for posting the pictures.

It was good to talk to you yesterday!

Love ya,

Elijah

Luke and Michele said...

Looks like you had a good time. Not sure I would have enjoyed the rain with our little kids, so kind of glad we didn't end up going. :)

love,
Michele

Ron said...

25 years Elijah? That's amazing considering that you won't be 21 until September!

Elijah Lofgren said...

:)