Ayvri loved the camping food and had ketchup ALL over her! She also loved trucking around in the dirt and "walking" the dogs.Kabe looks excited right? This is the part where Mommy thought vegetables were camping food! Ksenya is very amused at her brother's dissapointment.
This was the littlest happy camper - Brig did great, aside from the tumble he took when he flipped his carseat over with him in it and scratched and bruised his poor little face.
Here's our campsite. When we pulled up there was a deer standing in the road and we saw a very large raccoon. There were tons of birds and MILLIONS of bugs - the worst thing about Texas! I'll admit, the raccoon kind of freaked me out because of all the rabies you hear about, but we had our attack dogs with us and they scared off most of the critters.
The best surprise of the whole trip? There was actual hiking! Not like a mountain or anything, but really big rocks and a steeper incline than I've seen in Texas anywhere else. It was remarkable and beautiful and reminiscent of other hiking days.
Of course it wouldn't be a Texas camp-out without this little friend . . . thankfully this was the only snake we saw on our adventure (there's hope we might try it again sometime).
Ayvri really loved riding in the pack - she didn't feel great and had a rude awakening when she got up in the night and wasn't in her bed. It had her pretty upset and so she was tired the next day for the hiking part. I can't believe this was her first camping trip and she's already 2! We'd better break the princess in better than that!
Here they are at the overlook. Yes - I really was there with them, but the whole "camping" look isn't great for me and so I will not post the picture that I let Ty take of me and the kids, we'll keep that one for private posterity!
Hooray for camping, for nature, for a place without a million people and (gasp) a place without internet! It was nice to get back to basics and just sit around the campfire telling the kids stories and listening to theirs.