OK- so I have pictures from my camera, pictures from Aaron’s camera, and pictures from my dad’s camera. The only one’s missing are my brother Nate’s pictures- i know he had some good ones but I don’t have them yet. So anyway, I just tossed them all into a folder labeled camping 2009 without giving credit, so not all the pictures i post will be mine- most likely they are my dad’s or Aarons.
now a warning- this post contains wayyyyy to many pictures……
On Sunday night Chase, my mom and Dylan went home because of work, work, and Band Camp. Then on Monday morning Nate took off for California. Then we went on the tunnel hike.
“In the early 1880s, railroad entrepreneurs came up with a plan to transport ore from Globe up to the newly opened Atlantic and Pacific line in Flagstaff. One problem: The route would have to cross the rugged Mogollon Rim. Financiers ponied up the cash to dig a 3,100-foot-long tunnel through the upper levels of the Rim. But in 1888, the company went broke, having dug just 70 feet into the rock.” text from here
I Believe it was 1 1/2 miles round trip, and all of us made it! Bekah had a hard time making it back up, but it was worth it. The kids had a blast exploring everything there and climbing all over the big rocks.
On our way back from the hike we stopped for the traditional rim picture (i had wanted this taken before chase left, but it just didn’t happen!)
(note the death grip I have on the 2 little ones? yes- that it a pretty big drop-off 3 or so feet behind us!)
Our afternoon was spent resting then going for a jeep ride with great grandpa to find berries! my kids loved eating them, when it was time to go Bekah said “But I am not full yet!” The only one not thrilled with the berries was Sam. He refused to eat any, and preferred hanging out with the jeep rather than traipsing through prickly berry bushes.
random pictures from around camp:
And this is my family- all 13 of us, and there are only 4 girls! I find it kind of silly that the only time we can all get together is when we are camping and we look all gross! The last picture we had taken was when Bekah was a baby, and we were in this same campground. and of course we don’t take the picture on the first day we are all there and still clean, we wait till just before someone starts leaving!
On the last day of camping we took the kids up to Baker Butte look out tower and collect some free Smokey-the-Bear stuff, and went swimming in the creek.
Now, i think i have given my Windows Live Writer and Blogger enough trauma with the huge amount of pictures in this post- and I currently have no more camping pictures, so I am done now!