Friday, September 9, 2011

We headed West to Rocky Gap for an 
end-of-summer/welcome-fall camping trip!

After driving around the loop a couple of times, we picked the perfect site.  It was big enough to hold our ginormous tent (courtesy of the Murray family) and somewhat private with a hiking trail right beside us.  While pitching the tent, we discovered we had left an important piece home - the hub of the tent poles and  without it we would not be able to stand the thing up!  

Oh but not to worry!  Duct tape fixes everything, right?  And we never go camping without our roll of duct tape!!  Mark and Kristine performed a wonderful feat of engineering and soon we were rolling along again.  Until....we realized that we were putting the tent up wrong.  And the piece wasn't missing after all.  So off came the duct tape and up went the tent - correctly.  :)

Once we got past all that fun, we ate dinner and headed down to the beach to take pictures and give the puppy some exercise fetching her Kong Wubba out of the water.    


The next day dawned sunny and warm.  We spent most of the day on the beach and in the canoe.  

Back at the campsite, we got a roaring fire going for the evening and used it to roast our steaks for dinner.

Can you tell we like food?  Especially camping food!  This was breakfast the next morning.  Look how efficient we were.  Bacon sizzling, coffee perking and hot water boiling.

While Kristine made French toast for us on the campstove!  :)

After that yummy breakfast, we headed back down to the lake for a relaxing day on the beach and in the water.

All five of my kids are in this pile somewhere.  Really!  
Rocky Gap ended our wonderfully full summer that was filled with fun trips and lots and lots of special friends!!