Saturday, July 5, 2008

Back Packing



Last weekend Michael took Noah and Emilie on their first back-packing trip.

Why didn't i go? Bears, sleeping on the ground, no smores, no shower, no hair dryer, mosquitos, and potty outside...not for me!

They hiked 4 miles to Spotted Lake, ate beef jerky and some other usually inedible items in our household, fished, skied on their hiking boots (yep, there is still snow), widdled wood, slept outside, and made WONDERFUL memories together.
Apparently, this is the latest in back-packing fashion- wool socks worn with Tevas, long johns, and shorts!

10 comments:

  1. look at those back packers! how fun for them. i would have stayed home too!

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  2. you didn't go? i was just thinking how much i used to love stuff like this, but i haven't done it in so long.

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  3. The Tevas and socks ARE such a fashion statement! But I say hooray for a daddy who loves on his babies by introducing them to great adventure and discovery! Way to go M!

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  4. How fun that looks for them...I'm like you, I'll just stay home in my bed & bathroom! And love your husband's outfit...very hip!

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  5. That sounds so awesome! I have great memories of backpacking with my dad when I was little. These are the times they will remember :)

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  6. Yeah, I would not have gone either ;-) But I would have loved hearing ALL about it when they got home.

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  7. Lets see...
    a weekend with no amenities...
    or a weekend alone at home - as in BY MYSELF?
    Hmm... hard choice. I think you made the right one. :)

    You've got some strong genes, girl. The kids look a lot like you - but that Noah is the spittin' image!!

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  8. What fun!!! I'm lovin' the long johns and shorts! Where is spotted lake?

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  9. I used to love stuff like this when I was a kid. I'm with you now, though - if I can't take a shower daily, I'm not a happy camper! (no pun intended) =)

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