Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Annual Strawberry Fields Forever Camping Trip

For the past 4 or 5 years Matt has been one of the veterinarians at the Strawberry Fields Forever Endurance Ride. It is a 3 day horse race/ride. Each day the riders and horses race a 50 mile loop. There is also a 25 mile loop. It is amazing to see all the horses and especially the horse trailers and rigs they bring up! WOW!

Anyway, in the past we have gone up and camped with Matt during the ride. We did the same this year, but since it rained everyday and every night and I have a new baby, I only stayed over one night. Kelsey stayed up there from Thursday to Saturday night and helped her dad. She loves the endurance ride. All the riders and management people give her all the love and attention a 7 year old can handle! Kendal, Emmitt, and I went up Thursday and came home at 10:00 pm. We went back up Friday afternoon and spent the night and then came home Saturday around 11:00 am. We were supposed to go back up Saturday night, but the rain was a little too much for me, the baby, and the 2 wheel drive car!

Anyway, we had a super time. It was Emmitt's first camping trip and he did wonderful. He slept great and he loved watching the fire.

Derek and Austin came up Thursday. They helped me set up our tent and then we cooked hot dogs and marshmallows. That is Kelsey's favorite part. Kendal just ate about 10 'raw' marshmallows - no roasting for her.

Friday night the Proctors, Kim and Debbie, came up and spent the night also. They took their trailer up previously in the week to save us a camping spot. Thank goodness too, because the mountain was full! We cooked a delicious dinner of teriyaki pork loin, corn on the cob, and I forgot the cake mixes for the cherry cobbler. Darn it! Phillip and Andy also came up for the evening and it was a beautiful evening!

Here are my little campers. They love being outside and love the mountains. They were super kids.

Emmitt truly was a trooper. What a sweet little boy we have.

Saturday morning, Kelsey got up early to go with Matt. I slept until around 8:30 and the two lazy bones here slept until after 9:00. The pink pile on the left is Kendal and the sweet little one on the right is Emmitt. It was good sleeping, but I swear mom's never sleep well when camping! I was too busy making sure the kids were still covered up, the baby wasn't suffocating, his head wasn't cold, everyone was still warm, bla bla bla. Not to mention the hard ground!

It was a fun fun trip and hopefully we will get a few more in this summer.


Talbots said...

Sounds like fun, the rain...not so much. You should have come to Fish Lake with us where we had a cabin, and a heater, and facilities. Matt wouldn't hear of it when it was that same weekend. I'll be he had fun anyway!

Jenny said...

Emmitt needs a blue camping chair.

Spencer's Adventures said...

Cute little campers! Glad it went well.


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