Justin planned a 1 night camping trip with the Gause's the weekend before school started. He knew exactly where he wanted to go and planned to go 4 wheeling the next day. Sadly, Utah didn't let Justin know that everyone who is anyone was camping that weekend. And that is NOT an exaggeration. In caravan style we went to a total of 6 different FULL campgrounds over a span of 3 1/2 hours of driving, Justin felt awful. Finally, we wound up at fairly unattractive Strawberry Reservoir at like 7pm in their "overflow" camping sites. Poor It was SO nice to get out of the car. And they had toilets that flushed--that was also SO nice.
It was ironic that the one weekend the Gause clan goes camping in like forever happens to be the same weekend everyone else is. Or do people just camp all the time? What is driving these people to camp...? Are they all insane? I'm sure it's their kids. Cause that's what drove us. What started out as a nightmare quickly turned very fun, pleasant, and fairly relaxing. Kids have a way of looking at the bright side and having fun as long as they aren't in a car...:) And as long as they are camping...!!! I just LOVE these kids, they make "could be horrible" situations into really fun, silly times! :)
Then we went 4 wheeling! I am below astride the 4 wheeler from heaven (or just borrowed from Paul Gause), it's made of clouds and floats on the road. :) Me and Brooke took turns on the heavenly vehicle--cause the other vehicles where not so kind to us pregnant folk...
Isn't everyone so cute! I love the picture of the three boys hitting trees with sticks. We look over and they are all just going to town rhythmically, in a triangle, hitting the tree's like it was their job.
We all had fun but after that 4 wheeler ride we were all FILTHY. Dust everywhere. We were grateful to go home to our showers--maybe just the adults...:) Anyway, just more fun stuff to add to our fun summer list!!