4th Annual Camping Trip

18 Jun

This past weekend was our 4th Annual Care Group Camping Trip (at our church, we call small groups ‘care groups’). Just like last year, we went up to Twin Lakes on Friday night and stayed until mid-morning Sunday. And just like the past 3 years, a good time was had by all. Travis and I are really blessed to have such great friends.

We accidentally brought along our smallest tent so it was a tight squeeze with 2 people + 2 dogs but we made it work. And it actually turned out really well because our tent got really warm at night and I slept great. Usually when we go camping, I sleep horribly because I’m freezing all night and can’t wait until it’s light outside. This time, we slept in until after 7 both mornings!

Rocks and dirt provide an endless source of amusement for boys.

Lots of marshmallows were roasted.

Saturday morning, we drove up Independence Pass and hiked a little at the top (Travis went fly fishing instead).

Gorgeous views.

I love wildflowers (darn that camera strap sneaking in there!).

After lunch back at camp, I read The Autobiography of George Muller for a couple of hours. I would’ve loved a nap but it was too hot in the tent.

Then we hiked the Colorado Trail down to the lake.

Boys love throwing rocks into the water.

Charlie was pooped! Katy was hot.

After dinner, a roasted marshmallow got a little out of control…

Charlie made a new friend, Logan, who also loves to play rough. They played for hours the first night and again some more on Sunday morning (Saturday, Charlie was too tired from our hikes to play.) Doesn’t she look ferocious in this picture?

Sunday morning, we had a little worship time.

Then we took a group shot (even though some of the group left early), packed up and headed home.

Good times!

5 Responses to “4th Annual Camping Trip”

  1. Lisa June 19, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    What a great trip! It’s nice the dogs got to go with too, especially because I assume they will not be accompanying you on the Alaska adventure. When do you leave? I know it must be soon… !! 🙂

  2. Kristina Clemens June 19, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    What a beautiful place to camp out. I’d want my dog with me if I went too! So much fun! Hope you have fun…I loved Alaska when I visited a few years ago

  3. specialkkluthe June 19, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    @Lisa – we leave early Friday morning! And no, unfortunately the dogs will not be coming with us to Alaska. I would LOVE it if they could but it’s too expensive. We will miss them dearly.

  4. Heidi Nicole June 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun – really beautiful mountain photos!

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