Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Camp-out

Our first "real" camping trip of the season was for Mother's Day weekend. My younger daughter asked me if that was my Mother's Day present. I said, "Well, I guess so!" I hadn't really thought about it... but it was interesting: later in the weekend I was reading about "love languages" and realized that my love language is "quality time." So, yes... this definitely fit the bill! Spending quality time with my family was a perfect Mother's Day gift!

It was partly cloudy and cool when we left Friday evening...
We set up camp and built a fire to cook hot dogs on for supper...After supper it started raining. Some of "us" bravely enjoyed the campfire anyway...
...others of "us" (waving my hand!) enjoyed the view out the window with a good book, inside the warmth of the cozy trailer!
Saturday was sunny with just a few puffy clouds...
It was a great day for bike riding... in the campground...
...and on forest roads...
I always look forward to beating Lyle at a game of Scrabble after dark when we're camping...
...only this time he beat me! Hmph!

He said he felt real bad about it.

But I didn't believe him.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Karla, it sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend with your family.

I love the vintage pictures of you with your mom and grandmothers. And I love the quote about what really matters. I hope I can make a difference in the lives of my grandchilren.

Many blessings to you today and always,

Andrea

Keetha said...

We love to camp too, only we have a really large pop-up.

The scenery there is gorgeous.

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Karla,

The scenery is stunning! What a wonderful way to have spent Mother's Day...doing exactly what you and your family love to do.

Surrounded by such beauty...oh my :)

blessings,

Lady M

ps: It certainly looks like you had a terrific Mother's Day!

A Romantic Porch said...

You look forward to beating him! How interesting. I have decided that I'm just not very competitive. Lyle looks like he felt bad about it! ;)! xo rachel

Farrah said...

Lol! Happy belated Mother's Day, Karla!! :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

I love to play scrabble, too. Now I play on computer. Honey Bear isn't a good speller and hates playing.
Oh, your camping trips sound like fun. I love the setting you have for the campground.
Mama Bear

Renee said...

Sound slike this was a wonderful trip! Wonderful pictures.