We had such an amazing summer of camping this year! Each trip just got better and better. This is my last Deadwood installment, so enjoy!
Right when we got there, the kids headed down to the water. Gorgeous! The water was really low because of irrigation, so we actually got a beach this year, usually it's just rocks.
Elliott's eczema gets pretty crazy when we're camping. All the alcohol in the bug sprays and sunblock, and all the dirt make his skin pretty irritated. So, I needed to lotion him up, but first, I needed to clean him. Mike was nice enough to document the whole thing. I don't think I have many more years of him letting me do this, so eat it up!
Happy birthday Mikey! This year we celebrated Mike's birthday up there. Kimo made a dutch oven cake and Heather decorated it. Super-fun. No better way to celebrate a birthday. I don't think we'll ever be celebrating mine while camping...being in January and all!
Lucy getting her fishing on.
Mike and Kimo each caught a fish!!! We cooked them up in foil with limes, and they were RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING!!! One one was a rainbow trout and one was a cutthroat trout. I liked the cutthroat best, and not just because it was the one Mike caught!
And, while Dad collects water, Lilly and Elliott make a dam. This was the camp trip of Lilly and Elliott playing. They were practically inseparable. My favorite game of theirs was when they strapped on all the glow sticks and necklaces they could and fought crime in the darkness. Very cute.
Elliott is our resident fire chief. Always looking after the fire...and poking it, putting logs in it, and burning things with it. Here is his fire stick. He is very serious about the whole thing apparently. And very dirty.
Finally the kids get the electronics! After 5 days of no games or electronic toys, the kids get to play on our phones on the drive home. This is the view we saw the entire 3 and a half hours. Oh well, back to the real world.