Monday, September 28, 2009

Emma Woods Camping

We went with Kevin's cub scout pack for our first all pack camping trip this past weekend. We went to Emma Woods State Park in Ventura. The pack had some money left over from last year, so they paid for the camping fee and provided all of the food. Pretty good way to go camping! We arrived on Friday evening. No pictures of that day because we spent our first hour, at least, trying to set up the tent before it got dark. Any pictures would have been of Garrett and I arguing about how to put up the tent! Zach said it best when he said, "It would have gone faster if you guys weren't fighting about it." Wise little one....

We went to bed early that night after a few ghost stories in the tent. Woke up around midnight because Zach had suddenly become sick and was saying he needed to throw up. Luckily I had a trash bag near by and he was able to make it in there. The night continued like this off and on until finally the sun came up. We decided that Garrett would take Zachie home because Kevin really wanted to stay and he said I should stay with him since he had already been camping with Daddy last year. The rest of the day consisted of playing on the beach, building sand castles, digging holes, and taking some short breaks back at the tent. The fog started rolling in around 5:00 and with all the fires that have been happening around us people were staring at the fog saying, "Is that smoke??" We're not used to fog around Santa Clarita. Of course it wouldn't be camping without S'mores around the campfire at night too! Kevin made some new friends and he was so happy that we stayed.

Some friends kindly offered to give Kevin and I, and all of our stuff, a ride back home so Garrett didn't have to come back and get us. I was happy to get back to a nice hot shower but could have stayed in the cool beach weather for another week!


Paula said...

I'm so glad that Kevin had a good time camping with his pack. I'm so sorry that Zachie got sick and you missed the four of you all together for the week-end! You'll just have to go again! Hope Zachie has recovered today!
Love you, Paula

Serenity NOW said...

Wow...............the best laid plans, right. So sorry to hear about Zachie. Sounds like he is feeling better though. Enough already!! While I am sure that it was a disappointment for you all not to be able to share the weekend together I am glad that you and Kevie were able to feel comfortable enough to stay for the entire time. Looks like it was fun although I am not sure I would have enjoyed the potato bugs that you mentioned on f.b.............yuk!! Great pictures and will look forward to the 4 of you camping out again real soon and all being well. Love you all, Susan

dole2obama said...

It looks like a great trip! I am glad that big Z is feeling better and Kevin got to camp on the beach. How great is it to live in Cali and go camping on the beach?

Grandma Dee said...

What a great experience for his troop and for Kevin. He is growing up so fast. So sorry that Zachie got sick. Hope he is feeling much better now. Cub Scouts is such a great organization. It teaches such wonderful principles. Can't wait for Zach to be old enough to do all this, too. Even though he was sick it helps to build up his immune system. Tough way to do it.
Love all the pix and you,