Friday night . . . Annual Father's and sons campout. . . Every year I take a picture of the boys on the back bumper of the car, right before they leave. It has sort of become a tradition. . . this year Justin wore his head light several hours before leaving, this was his second F&S campout, and he was so excited!! We had a girls night in. Girls requests: Dinner - scrambled eggs and bacon & Hot Chocolate w/ whipped cream. Movie - Swiss Family Robinson. Nails - blue.
I remember when . . . Ryan went on his first trip. He was three and had a little flashlight necklace that he wore around the house the few days before leaving. He took the Little Critter's "Just me and my Dad" book with him, while I stayed home with 7 month old Lindsay, in "the new San Diego" at our house on Kismet. I worried then, as I worry now, but each year they return home happy, dirty, and with new stories to tell.
Hint: Ryan (above) / Justin (below)
Aside from all of the snacks and smores, Alan made tin foil dinners ( hamburger, potatoes, and carrots) that they cooked over the coals that night. He proclaimed them delicious, and said they were cooked to perfection. They ate every last meaty morsel. . .
I sent them with a camera, and actually got a few pics this year! There was a little miniature golf course near the campsite, the boys had fun with this in the morning.
Camping tip: In order to fully relax, remove shoes, and massage feet with salt and vinegar. Ryan did this in the morning, after packing back up all of the gear. . . Taking one last moment to soak up all of that stinkin' fresh air.