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Monday, August 3, 2009

Mega Summer Trip - Part A

I was out of town from Friday, July 24th to Saturday, August 1st on a mega summer trip, which was really just 3 short trips that happened to be back to back. Here's the highlights from Part A - camping with some of the Fife family in the Manti-Lasal National Forest:

Adam learned an important lesson. Don't trust your older cousins when they tell you a sign says "Beware of bears beyond this point." It may actually just say "No motor vehicles." For awhile, he was afraid to go beyond this sign to pee, but he actually believed me when I clarified what the sign really said.

There's nothing quite like having a bunch of cousins to warm your bums with. L to R: Alex, Ryan, Kaleb, Adam, Mason, Leslye, Colton.

I'm not one for fishing, but I had a fun time taking pics of the kids while other people fished. Well, to be more accurate, everyone else was technically busy getting their lines snagged on the rocks of the dam and making Mark really grouchy.

Those who were fishing finally caught some fish when we picked up and moved to a pond. Kirk had lots of success, which was fun for him since it was his first time fishing.

Uncle Mark let Adam reel in a fish.

Kirk let Alex reel one in, but Alex refused to pose with it.

The big boys who were riding in the truck all got rained on. Adam tried to act like he was having fun, but I'm pretty sure he was miserable.

Alex adopted a "new grandpa," Rachel's dad. He always had to know what "the Grandpa" was doing, and he even invited himself to go along for a walk with "the Grandpa."

And here's a pic of my favorite boys. I am so lucky to get to spend lots of time outdoors with them.


Nene said...

Wow! Can't wait for parts B and C! Looks like you guys had a blast! Busy, but a blast!

Sarah said...

Looks like a great break.
You're brave to be gone that long!