Monday, April 5, 2010

March in Review--ward campout

I have so much journaling to catch up on for the past month or so. So, I'm playing catch-up this week.
We went with our ward a few weeks ago on a fun little overnight campout. There's this wonderful little oasis in the desert called Warm Springs. The church owns a beautiful bit of property there, it has grounds for camping out on, and a fun swimming pool and recreation area. We really had fun. Way down at the end of the path, kind of hard to see, are four adorable girls going for a walk. Ashley is one of them, and the others are some of her buds from church. It just did my heart good to see her having fun with her friends.

Our welcome sign from the wonderful missionary couples who stay there to maintain the property. Now that's the kind of mission I would totally enjoy serving some day!

There's lots of little streams running throughout. The kids just loved watching the little fishies in the water.

Jason, pointing out a fishy to some buddies.

Part of the swimming pool. The water is naturally warm, (warm springs); we went swimming for a while Friday night and while the water felt great, it was a windy evening and we froze our patooties off when we got out of the pool.

The playground. Thank goodness for this, it helped keep the kids occupied.

This amphitheater is relatively new I think. I don't remember it being there a few years ago when we went on another campout.

Tent is set up and it's time for supper--KFC--their grilled chicken is really good!!!

Can you believe it, the boys found a little sand pit to play in. Naturally, they tracked sand into the tent afterwards.

The big open field where we set up our tents.

Can't be a church function without those volleyball nets now can it?

After he finished putting up our tent, my sweet hunny helped our neighbors get theirs up. I was so proud of him for offering such sweet service.

Here's our tent, and little Jason having a snack.

Justin thinks he's king of the tent.
We had fun, other than getting a really lousy nights sleep. I think I slept on a tree root. The wind blew all night long, and we got pretty darn cold.
But we're looking forward to the next campout in October at Red Rock!


Laura said...

What a fun trip to spend with your family, and it looks like you had nice weather too! Red Rock Canyon looks like a beautiful place!

Garden of Egan said...

That looks like it was fun.

I always loved camping. There were no rules when we camped. My parents were both pretty strict, but camping was bliss.

Good for you.

We're shoveling snow today THEN we're off to St. George. It better be warm cause I SO NEED SOME sunshine and warmth.

The Foulgers said...

Cool! I didn't know that place even existed! I wish we would have been better about going on the ward campouts. It looked like lots of fun, minus the bad sleep!:)

Kristina P. said...

That looks like such a cool place for a ward campout!

Rod and LaDawn Judd said...

How fun! I haven't been there since I was a kid. I remember the neat swimming area there. Do they still have the rope that you can swing out over the pool on? That was the best!!!!

Cherie said...

OK It is that you can do your ward campout in April - JEALOUS!!!!
It looks like a super fun place too - just perfect for every age.
I am in charge of our ward campout and we basically have one month to choose from - August - ha ha!

tammy said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Ane said...

This was our favorite swimming place when we lived in Vegas! It's better than anything in the city that's for sure!