Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Camping Part 4 - The Beach

The best part of the whole camping trip is the beach. Yes, it is a man-made beach. Yes, there is grass growing out of the sand. It is the closest I am going to get to a beach within the next two months. I love the feel of my feet in the sand. The wind was even blowing enough for waves to come crashing to the shore.
Almost perfect!!!

Camping Part 3 - Fishing

Mana wanted to go fishing. Her daddy got everything they needed and we headed down to the pier. It did not take long for her to get bored! (That's my girl!!) The fish were not biting and her daddy ended up fishing by himself. Mana and I watched the turtles sunning instead!!

Where are the worms??WormsHere is one!!Sunning Turtles

Camping Part 2 - Grilling

One of the best things about camping
is cooking out over a fire!
Everything always taste better that way!!

Cooking on the GrillSupperThe FireMy favorite - Marshmallows


Those of you that know me well, know that I do not enjoy camping much!! I like the convenience of a hotel near civilization. I like the great indoors, not the great outdoors!! Do not get me wrong, I enjoy nature, just at a distance or in a controlled way. Well, we went camping. Camper, bath house, and the whole nine yards. We have been two weekends in a row. I am trying to like camping. Really I am!! Mana loves it. Her daddy loves it. It went alright. The first weekend, Saturday was nice. Good weather and all. Sunday showed me that I do not know how to check the weather and pack accordingly. We ended up wearing my hubby's sweatshirts and coats. The second weekend, I did a little better. I checked the weather and I was prepared for the wind and rain. We had a nice time despite that I was not in my comfort zone. Here are a few things we enjoyed doing.....Mana built "Manaopolis" out of dirt and sticks. There was a bike race and the state park was the finish line. Brian and Mana had a race. And we took lots of walks!!
Here are some pictures from our second trip.....

"Manaopolis"Brian and Mana racingCyclistsWalking Bella
More to come....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Snow Flurries

Mana is in school and I am sitting here watching it snow!
It is so beautiful coming down. To bad it is not sticking so the
kids can get out of school and play in it!!

Snow FlurriesBella catching a snow flurry