Camping.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sunny skies, loaded chili, campfires, waterfalls, loved ones, and a very happy dog made camping 2010 one perfect weekend.  We camped at one of my favorite spots in Pennsylvania... no, the U.S... Ricketts Glen.  22 waterfalls along a 3+ mile hike.  Heaven, I say, heaven!  I have had a love affair with waterfalls--they are like bread to my soul (Bridget, you're so poetic!).  If you love them, do go to Ricketts Glen State Park sometime.  You likely will not regret it.  Now for the pictures.
She's smarter than she looks here.  I promise.
Hubs helps my Dad set up their palace.  This was no tent.  It was a palace (naturally, when you are finally empty-nesters, that is the time to buy a gigantic tent).
Dad with our Father's Day present to him on his head.  What can I say?  He's a hat man.


Feed me!


My mom makes a mean chili.  It was delicious.


















Lindsey developed, over the course of the hike, what she called the "camper's pose."  Here, you see it.


Just so you know, Nathaniel's not in any pictures because he didn't come.  Not because I just chose not to take pictures of him... but teenagers just don't love getting their pic taken as much as the younguns.  I'll try harder.  They're going to love it!

26 comments:

  1. How fun! It looks like you created some very precious memories on this trip. And your puppy is so cuddly I'm in love!

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  2. That is an absolutely adorable picture of your husband holding the dog. Oh I want one so badly!

    And the hat you gave your father is just the kind that my boydfriend loves and wears. When he's driving people think he's an old man so they blaze past him. I said its a good way to get away with speeding. Cops don't mind when old men have lead feet. Haha!

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  3. P. S. (I realized it sounded like i wanted a husband... I would like one of those too! but I would really like a dog. :) )

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  4. soooo fun! i love the puppy in your hubby's lap pic;) she looks big in other ones, but she looks like a lil puppy in that pic:)

    found your blog from another friend's blog and love it!
    www.kristineandryan.blogspot.com

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  5. oh it looks lovely. i looked up the park and it's about 4.5 hours from dc. i am totally tempted now.
    i love camping!! (we are going this weekend)

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  6. Oh, man. Those shots make me miss the outdoors. It looks like you guys had an awesome time. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Okay, wonderful pictures here! I'm jealous of how beautiful your trip looks. Ahh... :)

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  8. looks like a blast! i love the camper's pose, too cute!

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  9. Wow, I'm not much of a camper (at all really) but that place looks amazing! What a fun family you have!

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  10. So fun! Love the amazing pictures and how relaxing your whole weekend seemed. Awesome!

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  11. Now I want to go camping...It looks like so much fun!!! I love your dog and Lindsey is such a little model:)
    Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon:)
    Muah

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  12. Bridget,

    So I did my 3 column just in blogger. Have you seen their new "design" page? I just picked a new template, and then from there you can choose a background (or not) and pick your own custom layout!! It really offers quite a lot of options. Since I had no idea what I was doing it took me a couple hours, but it's better than paying someone for it, right?

    If you get stuck, let me know and I can try to help.
    xo

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  13. you are gorgeous! even when you're camping!

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  14. I got the OK from Jake, so with your blessing I'd like to blow up that picture of the dog at the dinner table and hang it in my kitchen. I thought about him for over an hour after seeing it. So cute! I love him!

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  15. reagan, emailed you the pic!

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  16. this looks like so. much. fun. i want chili SO BAD now... and lindsey's camper pose is the best thing i've seen today. for reals. she rocks.

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  17. Mmmmm chili! Looks like you had a fab time with the fam:-) can't wait to take my hubby camping!

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  18. This looks like an awesome trip!

    xo Marcie

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  19. ricketts glen is an absolute favorite place of mine to camp!! looks like a great weekend (and that chili... YUM. it looks amazing!! :))

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  20. These photos are fantastic!! And that chili looks simply incredible!!! YUM OH YUM!

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  21. looks like a great time had my all. oh and your tummies will still well fed, love chili.

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  22. Your blog is lovely, and your mum looks just like you! :)

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  23. i have been dying to go camping! your pictures REALLY make me want to go now :)

    Orange Sky...pretty much the best song EVER...it seems to be the theme song of my life right now.

    thanks for stopping by my little corner :)

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  24. these are awesome photos!! i'm so glad you all had a great time!

    ...and you know ....my dad has that same hat!! he LOVES them!....but he has a hard time finding them to fit his little head....so we buy them all up if we see them in small!

    xo

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  25. your dog is SO adorable.

    i'm on vacation and i'm missing mine very much! so i'm always ogling over dog photos!

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  26. hooookayyy.... i can honestly admit, your dog is too dang cute. i MAY be willing to admit that there is another, lovable, greatest dog in the world. maybe. ;)

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