Saturday, September 24, 2011

Huntsville State Park Camping

We spent a total of 24 hours camping in Huntsville, TX. It was perfect! We realize that doesn't sound very long, but with an 11 month old, you take no chances past one night!Sometimes we are just amazed at how well our planned outings go...and then wonder why others are such epic failures.
We spent the early afternoon setting up camp (Grandma's favorite). We were right along the lake with a huge concrete slab under the picnic table...a must have with Alayna, who spent hours sucking on ice from the cooler.
Then, we went exploring around the near empty park (my favorite).Whenever we did run into someone, they were instant friends and shared their toys. We missed the canoe rentals by about 10 minutes. Instead we tried our luck fishing. We bummed bait and caught...nothing. :(
There is a burn ban throughout Texas that includes no charcoal and/or camp fires...thank goodness for propane! We planned great food and s'mores!
Papa, Blake and Sammie's favorite part of the trip was the hiking...could it be because they left Alayna, Grandma and I behind for naps and reading (also a favorite of mine)? Father and daughter teaching moments...with Papa along to photograph each memory.
Sammie's other favorite was playing house in the screened shelter and tent. She was begging to go to sleep!
True sign of a successful day!

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