Monday, August 11, 2008


So it's been a few weeks (sorry!) but we finally did something blog-worthy, so here it is! So Friday we went up Little Cottonwood Canyon to go camping with our friends Liz and Erik. We had lots of fun. We originally tried to find a campground somewhere close by but didn't reserve far enough in advance, so Michael and I and the boys ended up just hiking up a trail and trying to find a good "back country" place to set up camp. Liz and Erik were at a wedding reception and joined us a little later. It was dark out already when they got there, so we just told them to yodel while they hiked and we would find them. So we heard someone on the trail and we started yodeling. And then some guy called out "Um, are you guys ok? Do you need help?" And I felt dumb. But eventually Liz and Erik found us and we camped out in a nice little meadow. However, I didn't realize that real meadows have grass up to my armpits, so we still kind of had to trample stuff down to make a little clearing. I was pretty much scared to death that we would get eaten by a bear. Especially since we packed the boys' sweatshirts in the same bag as our tin foil dinners and barbecue sauce ended up spilling on them. So I was pretty sure they would attract any bear within 50 miles or so. But the boys went sweatshirt-less at night and we just wrapped them up nice and warm. The sweatshirts spent the night in the bag hanging up in a tree on the other side of the meadow, just in case. But nothing tried to eat any of us. Except Liz, but that was a spider, not a bear. Anyways, we ate s'mores, tin foil dinners, sweet potato dessert and had sunrise spuds and hot cider in the morning. We had lots of fun! Here are some of the pictures:

This one's a little fuzzy, but I asked Ryan to show me his happy camping face and this is what he did:

Here are Liz and Erik and Ryan all doing their happy camping faces!

Michael and Ryan:

Everybody hanging out by the fire:

Liz and Erik with their tent:

Our family:

Me and Calvin in the tent:

Two happy campers!

Nice Ryan...nice.

I love this cute little wide-eyed expression:

Ryan and Michael on the trail:

Me and Ryan:

Calvin eating the backpack...

Ryan enjoying the meadow:

In other news, today was the last day of summer term classes. HALLELUJAH! ONE MORE SEMESTER TO GO!


Angela said...

Looks like a blast! I miss those good ol' camping days. Calvin is getting so big! Glad you had such a good time.

Caity said...

Oh man, that settles it! I am going camping next chance I get!