Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Caleb's First Real Camping Trip

Jon took some of the youth guys camping for two nights one weekend. Caleb got to go along--his first real camping trip!

Jon tells me that right after this picture, Caleb went end-over-end the rest of the way down the hill. He thought for a moment that it was the end of the adventure, and he'd be taking Caleb to the ER, but Caleb walked away from it, just fine!
I was a little nervous because it was *real* camping trip, with no bathrooms nearby or anything. But, the campsite was less than 30 minutes away, and I could come rescue Caleb if things went south.

Serious fisherman
Little Missouri River
The day before the trip, the bottom fell out of the sky and flooded the campsite. Campsite #2 was 3 hours away. Thankfully, it had a bathroom, but I let it be known that 3 hours was not too far for me to drive to come save my firstborn if needed.

Caught one!

Caleb had a blast. He caught "five trout fish!" in his words, with his little Spiderman fishing pole. He had his froggy boots on the entire time, and splashed in puddles and ate s'mores and enjoyed himself. It did rain, and the tent he and Jon were using was flooded out the first night, so they had to evacuate to another tent. And Caleb had bumps and bruises all over him when he got home, but it was worth it.

This photo makes my heart melt.
We're now scouting out a larger tent that will hold all four of us!


  1. Yes, love that last picture too! What a handsome little guy he is becoming!!!

  2. Boys seem to love falling down hills it seems. This is the second story I've heard this week of one rolling like this. The other boy was 10 so it's not something they grow out of very quickly. Adventure and curosity make camping a great time for little guys like Caleb. Glad he had fun. Jon did great with the photos!

    1. Jon was reluctant to take the camera. He finally agreed, but made sure I knew he wouldn't be coming home with 200 pictures (like I would take). He took the pictures here, and maybe 5 more. So yeah, not many, but I love them!


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