Saturday, March 9, 2013

Enchanted Rock (Jon's first camp out)

We started off our Spring Break with a little overnight camp out at Enchanted Rock with some friends from church.  I actually documented this, because it was Jon's first camp out!  He was very excited, probably because he loves the story "Curious George Goes Camping."  He chose to wear his fire fighter boots, though I hope he wasn't expecting a fire like in the book.

Jonathan setting up the tent, and Jon "helping."

Testing out the tent!

By the time we got everything set up, it was too dark to take any outdoor pictures.  I cooked steaks and peppers for dinner, and we ate with the "college kids" of the church, although only one or two of them are still in college : )  After dinner, we roasted marshmallows, and Jon enjoyed his first s'more!  I broke my no-sugar rule to enjoy one with him.  It was worth it!  Here he is about to snuggle down into bed in the tent.  He did a great job - slept all night without waking up.  There was so much wind, our tarp (covering up a hole in the rain's over 12 years old) flew off and landed in the campsite next to us.  Thankfully it didn't rain!

Enjoying bacon, eggs, and bread for breakfast.

"My compass says we should go left."

All the kiddos smiling before we take on the summit hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.

Taking a water break on the way to the summit.  We didn't take a picture from the top, but it was VERY steep and VERY windy!  So much so, that when we stopped for even a short period of time, I had to sit down on the rock.  I have this fear of falling...not heights, but falling.  And if you fell on this thing, I could image you tumbling down...  Needless to say, I had a death grip on Jon's hand while we were walking up.  Due to the wind, Jonathan and I thought we might just walk a little ways up and then hike back down, but whenever we suggested turning around, Jon started crying and said that we had to get to the top of the mountain.

Another break on the way down this time.

Enchanted Rock

So it doesn't look that big, but I promise it was!!  Still, it was a short little hike, and relatively toddler friendly.  I think it took us about an hour.

Tuckered out on the drive home.


a. deb said...

What a great story! Sounds like a good time. It almost makes me want to go camping again.

Becky Heineke said...

HE LOOKS SO BIG!!! Maybe it's the haircut...or maybe it's because it's been a few months since I've seen pictures... So grown up!! *sniff*

Great photos, great recap, and it sounds like it was a great adventure. Thanks for sharing. :)