Monday, November 26, 2007

Camping for Thanksgiving

This was the second year that I took the kids to Big Bend National Park camping for thanksgiving. This year we also took my friends daughter Sue Ellen.

The drive up there was very cramped. Too much stuff and to many people in my car. I really need to get a truck for next year.

We got to the park around 3 am and started looking for a camping spot. All of them were taken and I was getting cranky. Finally around 8 am I went and talked to these people that were in the area we stayed last year and they let me know about someone that was leaving that day. SCORE! We got a spot and about 10:30 started setting up camp.
Once the tent was up we all decided to take a nap. Devin of course said he was not tired but he would lay down anyway. We all went to sleep and Kylea woke me up with an upset stomach. I didn't know how bad it was until she finally sat up and puked all over herself. I am quick to react to this (have done it may times before) and grabbed the two towels I packed. We managed to not have to bad of a mess but the towels and Kylea were done for. She went to the bathroom to clean herself up while I was left with cleaning the inside of the tent. The whole while Devin is sleeping. And this from someone who wasn't tired.

So we spent the only day with nice weather cleaning and washing clothes. Kylea did however get to drive on one of the dirt roads.

Thanksgiving we managed to make it out to the Window trail. We did this one last year and just had to do it again.

OK, so I am tired and don't feel like typing anymore. Everyone was talking about snow so we ended up leaving on Friday instead of Saturday. If you want to see the rest of the pictures you can click here. Please keep in mind that I left all the pictures in the slide show. Even the ones the kids took. And I hope you can tell which ones they took. LOL


Rafael said...

We wanted to go camping, but chickened out

@ss Gagger said...

I've always wanted to go to Big Bend!

Uncle Greg said...

Is that Ms. Kylea Ann driving that car?? I hope you alerted the locals before letting her behind the wheel!!