|right after we arrived. Naomi made a new friend within minutes of being there. |
We went up to Buck Hall Recreation Area just outside of Charleston, SC last weekend. Naomi and Benjamin's Memama and Papa met us there. Papa already had a spot staked out with tent kitchen and all. He's the pro at this to tell you the truth. We all learn from him! It was a fantastic park that sits right on the intercoastal waterway complete with it's own boat ramp. Papa brought his canoe, and we all brought our bicycles for the awesome access to the truly fantastic Palmetto Trail. The 425 mile trail leads all over the state with an entrance at our campsite! We wound through forests and all along the lowcountry for miles and miles eventually having to turn around while out exploring Saturday afternoon. Memama was a good sport and rode with us the whole time. We made it back to camp just in time for the first major storm that we got while there!
|the boys out for a ride|
|playing in the rain|
|our spot for the weekend|
|heading down to a part of the Palmetto Trail|
|this guy is the best, yall.|
|it was a trek for Memama to even make it down, but we were so glad she did! The kids were so excited to see her!|
|birthday presents perfect for the occasion|
The summer storms around here and up the coast are no joke, and they come in with a vengeance! Thunder, lightening, the whole works pummeled our campsite while we drove up and down the highway looking for some sort of relief! This storm went out just as quickly as it came in, but everything was soaked! Let's just say the 10 or so beach towels we brought got some good use! Camping tip #1 - you can never have too many beach towels!
|after the first storm. ready to ride!|
|in between storms|
Grilling outside was a highlight of the trip, and the food a success. We packed breakfast burritos and buttermilk pancakes for breakfast, and chili slaw dogs and tin foil meals for supper. The HOBO packs were delicious - hamburgers and fresh veggies - and the kids had a lot of fun putting those together, making it their very own. They also created campfire cones made of fresh fruit, chocolate, and marshmallows. We kept it fun!
We went home with cars full of wet gear and more bug bites than we could count, but we all had a BLAST hanging out with one another and making the best out of a not-so-ideal situation because we were spending time together, and isn't that really what it's all about anyway? Making memories one soggy camping trip at a time. Memama said she's not a camper. I bet we could talk her into it again, but it would take some luring! :) Cumberland Island, we're coming for you soon!
|photo of the year!|