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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Camping at Pine Lake Iowa

Sleep in a Tent - 50things
We went camping Saturday into Sunday morning at Pine Lake, Iowa. It was a big trip for the boys as this was the first time they ever slept outside in a tent all night. It was also the first time we ever took the boys camping. I was surprised that it went as well as it did. Mostly due to the fact that the campsites next to us were empty, so there wasn't quite as much yelling at the kids as there could have been!
Pine Lake Campgrounds
The campsites at Pine Lake are modern, in other words - showers and flushing toilets! They have a many RV hookups as well as tent spots. (We soooo need an RV!)
Our campsite #124

Our friends Nick and Jenny and their two boys joined us camping. It was nice having extra adults to help with the boy herding.

Root Beer Break
Getting settled
The lake was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The older boys and dads went down fishing, but with little noisy boys it's hard to catch anything. It didn't help that Max fell into the lake - twice.
Upper Pine Lake

Of course we got to roast marshmallows and make S'mores, which was on our list this year. Riley did a pretty good job of keeping the marshmallow out of the fire and ash.

Making S'mores - 50things

Riley and Max

Roasting Marshmallows
When night came, we kept the fire going and Jered added some fun colors to flames. It was super cool, blue and green lights, too bad it doesn't show up in the photo.

In the morning we cooked a big breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and eggs (and lots of coffee for the adults) before we headed home.
Morning Sunshine
 With two of our 50things are done and we are off to a great start this summer!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Lovely pictures. I love those boys. They are such fun.

    Grandma Jo


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