Over spring break weekend the weather warmed up and we decided to try a little camping trip in Palo Duro Canyon. While I have to admit this trip went smoother than our last adventure in VA at Chickahominy, it was still a trip with our boys.
When we arrived I pulled out the food and Micah sat at a table downing Sprite and Root Beer while Jared and I got the tent up. Luke spent the time finding cactus, then dragging Micah over to look at the cactus and shouting at Micah, "Don't touch it!" From the very beginning we were definitely the loudest site. Once the tent was up and ready Luke did the air pump to blow up mattresses, and Micah drank some more Sprite. But once everything was ready and put into place we headed out for a little hike.
It really was so pretty!
After our short hike we drove over to the bathrooms-- that's right. Drove. For some idiotic reason there were no restrooms in the camping area, just in the picnic area up the road. I can bet there's a lot of pee in the dirt around the campsites. Luke sprayed a few spots (and told his teacher all about it when he returned to school!) Anyway, after the bathroom stop we headed back to our site to roast marshmallows and hit the sack.
The boys ready for bed:
It was a pretty good night, except that it was much colder than expected. Micah fussed in his sleep quite a bit until we pulled him into bed with us. Then he fell right into a deep sleep. He woke up bright and early hunting for his blankets (at the top of his voice!) and singing (also at the top of his voice!) which woke Luke up (at the top of his voice,) and we decided we better head out before a lynching party was organized. We drove over to the picnic area to eat breakfast and go for another walk before cleaning up camp and heading home.