Thursday, October 18, 2012

An Overdue Camping Trip

It's been so long ago, but if you remember, at our rehearsal dinner we distributed our bridesmaid's and groomsmen gifts.  You might have noticed that we still had one member of our party to gift - our ring bearer:

Photo courtesy Dawn's Photography

Remember him?  My cute, adorable cousin Wil?

I racked my brain long and hard for this one.  After tossing aside the ideas of a random toys, a pocket knife, and some sort of nerf gun, Michael and I decided that we would skip the traditional "gift", and give him a camping trip!  Granted, I still had to buy him something, so I went with camping gear!  I was able to buy Wil a chair, a combination air mattress and sleeping bag, flashlight, and a little lantern.  I topped it all off with a fishing pole for his birthday that happened to fall between the wedding and camping trip.

So after patiently waiting asking about it every time we saw him, we were finally able to go.  We loaded up the truck with the dog and the cousin (who by the way, had to share the backseat), made a quick stop at Buccee's for a few necessities (firewood, ice, and a Blue Raspberry Icee), and headed north!

That's Wil with his Icee, surrounded by his stuffed toy necessities; Sam the snake, Cedric the puppy, and Icee the Angry Bird.

We only went for one night, but had a blast.  Wil learned how to pitch a tent, make a fire, and beat level 12 of angry birds.  Just kidding.  I'm not for sure of the level, but he did play angry birds for about 30 minutes while we finished putting the finishing touches on the campsite.


We also were able to go fishing twice, once that evening and once in the morning before we left.  But alas, no fish were caught.  I think that was probably because Wil liked casting more then he liked waiting for a bite.

He also liked turning his fishing pole into a gun as well.  Oh well, he seemed to have fun.  While Wil was fishing, Sarah was free to roam off her leash.  Without her leash, she turned into a wild dog, running all over the place.  She finally collapsed on the rocks, pooped.

All in all, it was a good trip.  Next time Wil says we will have to bring my brother's canoe.  We'll have to see about that.

1 comment:

  1. Cool. A small glimpse at you guys with your own kids and it looks pretty darned good