Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My

I was holding out on posting this because April has all the pictures from our camping trip. Since she has company this week, it looks like it will be awhile before I get the pics. I'll have to post those later.

This weekend we went camping with the neighbors. They bought the same camper as we have, so we were helping them on their maiden voyage. We went up to Fredrick near Pine. When we arrived at the campsite the camp host warned us that bears have been coming into the campsite. When their is bright sun and loud people all around you, this news isn't so disconcerning. However, when it's night time and you hear loud stomping around your site followed by snorting the news is a bit more disconcerning. What was worse was this noise was followed by the camper shaking from side to side a couple of times, more stomping and then loud banging on the dumpsters three sites down. Needless to say, I was pretty scared. Meanwhile, Mark and Morgan were snoring away and my brave, brave guard dog was whimpering quietly. I at least expected her to give us some warning/help!

Besides the exciting bear encounter, we all had a great time. There was a really cool rock formation behind our campsite where people had taken logs and wedged them betwen the rocks as balance beams. The kids had a great time climbing all over this. We visited it three times. We also took the kids and dogs for a hike along the stream. It's amazing how well kids can hike when there is a group of them egging each other on.

I think April and Tim love their camper as much as we love ours. It makes camping so much easier and more enjoyable. Plus it's better at keeping out bears than a tent!

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