Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I heart camping... Fish Lake. This is where I have been for the last week.

Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? You can obviously see why I heart camping....

Being in the mountains always clears my mind of any stress and makes me feel rejuvinated.
It's always good for me to get back to nature and relax. It sure brings peace to my soul!
We all heart camping and especially love being with friends there.
This year our group consisted of 14 families for a grand total of 42 people!
All of us get along so well together...the kids had a ball as usual with plenty of friends to hang out with.

Are you wondering what we did there for a whole week? Here are some of them...

We did most of our cooking in Dutch Ovens... a few things that we made were .... cheesy potatoes....BBQ ribs....beef stew...calico chicken...peach & apple cobbler....and cherry chocolate cake.
Everything tastes good when it's cooked outdoors.

The fisherman like to do as much fishing as possible....we often eat late, keeping dinner warm for them in the Dutch Ovens when the fish are really biting.

And all kinds of games to play.... of course...everybodys favorite thing to do.

We always take lots of crafts for the kids and this year I took a huge amount of yarn for them to make friendship bracelets...this is just one of Kassidy's arms. She made all of these and probably about 15 more.

Most of the boys usually have their knives and search for some good wood to whittle.

Mr. Honey always brings his guitar along with several others. You can always hear them playing beautiful music throughout the camp. The accoustics sound especially beautiful in the mountains.
Mr. Honey has played since he was 12 and even I've been known to sing a time or two around the campfire!

And of course you know that I always take handwork along.

This year I took my hexies...

I like to keep my hands busy while visiting around the picnic tables.

Here they are stacked up and waiting to be pressed when I get home.

Speaking of going home...this was the view from the truck as we got on the road and headed towards home. Heavenly Father sure did create a beautiful world for us to enjoy!
It always ends too soon for me....but what a great time we had...we have the sunburns and mosquito bites to prove it!...LOL
Now it's back to reality...and loads of laundry.

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Jandi said...

Looks like a fun trip! I'm not much for camping but my mom just bought a cabin up near Yellowstone. That's my type of camping! Complete with indoor plumbing. ha

Funoldhag said...

What a fun time you all had! Nothing like being out in God's big backyard playing. Lovely post, Lori. Carol

Barbara said...

Welcome back.....what a wonderful vacation!!! Beautiful photos and great memories.....looks like a relaxing, refreshing adventure.
Thank you for sharing....
Hugs, Barb

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Looks wonderful! It's great to get away and enjoy our beautiful world! We are leaving on a trip in our Lance camper next week - can't wait!

Thimbleanna said...

Aw, man, you're going to make me cry from homesickness! There's nothing better than camping in the Utah mountains. Nothing! And did you go though my beloved Manti on the way home??? ;-)

Nedra said...

I thought about you all week, visualizing all the fun I knew you were having. The pictures show another wonderful year at Fish Lake to add to the memories.
Welcome home.

Carol said...

What a wonderful time...thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Kim Walus said...

What great memories you all made this year at fishlake. The hexies are coming along too.

Rae Ann said...

Oooo... What a wonderful place! I knew I should have hid out in your trailer somewhere. LOL!
I love your family picture and the one of Spencer holding his fish. Man alive... that kid is getting tall!
Kassidy looks like she is having a great time too!
Thanks for sharing and taking us along.

happy zombie said...

I'm having my vacation through you! OMG, what a wonderful time. Your trip is so up my alley. Camping with friends/families, dutch oven cooking (my favorite kind of cooking!), making your gorgeous hexis and Kassidy with her AMAZING friendship bracelets... I want to babel on and on - but I'll spare you.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful camping trip! xoxo mOLT

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I loved the pics. Loved them. My favorites were your family together. I love the cute look on your face. I also really thought Mr. Honey playing the guitar was super cute. Sounds like you had a great time. I love being together with my family on vacation.

Pots and Pins said...

You had me at Calico Chicken! What is it? I've never heard of it before so you must tell me...of course I loved your hexies, so, sew cute! I'm not familiar with Fish Lake - is it in the Uintahs? I grew up in SLC and every summer my folks dragged us all over creation to camp - I have great memories of that but unfortunately I married a non-camper so I haven't been in years! xo, Nan said...

Yay for camping! Someday I'm going to see Fish Lake in real person. It's only been on our list when we go to Utah like 10 times. ;o) Glad you have a fantabulous time!

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh the memories you have brought back for me!~Thank you! :)
WHat a great time you had! That rainbow trout is beautiful and I can just taste all of your yummy meals in those dutch ovens. Doesn't EVERYTHING taste better outside?!?! That Kassidy cracks me up. She is so gosh, darned cute and talented! How lucky her friends are to have a friendship bracelet on thier arm, made by her. What a beautiful family are.
Yes, God sure did make this wonderful world so beautiful for us all to enjoy.

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