Sunday, September 18, 2011

Beautiful Big Basin!

Last weekend we were able to squeeze in a camping trip between a soccer game on Saturday and soccer pictures on Sunday. I was having second thoughts about going, with so much going on, but it was so worth it!

Our campsite was beautiful, right in the middle of the redwoods. We went with friends which made it even better. The kids set up camp in a hollow tree right at the edge of camp and made a moss carpet and swept with tree branches. We took a hike to a waterfall and then had a delicious dinner over the campfire. In the morning we had a relaxed camp breakfast and were able to pack up in plenty of time for the pictures!

An excellent breakfast invention! Fried banana (dipped in maple brown sugar oatmeal and hot chocolate mix) in the bacon grease. Yummy!

Even the neighbor campsite girl joined in the fun!

TT had to retrieve the kid's ball once it rolled of the campsite and down into the ravine. Takes some skills.


Chris said...

Now that is a gorgeous campsite! I am not so sure about the banana things... did the kids eat them? Somehow I am sure they were delicious because breakfast at camp is always good. I am jealous of your quick camping trip!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful spot for a fast camping trip! Good food and good friends make a winning combo.
love, momsie

just jenn said...

You guys do make camping sound like lots of fun, except maybe that climb in to and out of the ravine. goodness.
how's soccer going this season? and is there anything special on LT's birthday wish list?