Saturday, July 11, 2009

A-Camping We Did Go

These pics are of our annual 4th of July campout at Foose Creek near Salida, CO. Most of us get to spend at least 3 days, and depending on what day the 4th falls on each year, sometimes more. My immediate family this year included my dad and 3 brothers along with their kiddos. My dad's wife, Judy, has 2 grown daughters who come and, this year, Reva's husband's son and girlfriend were able to come. A cousin came up for a couple of days as well. Then there are others who come up just for the day. I believe we had 38 people in all. Fun, fun! (Feel free to click on any pics to enlarge.)

My youngest, Grace,
in the freezing water

A high mountain spring
a couple miles' walk
up the mountain

Foose Creek

Chelsie & Grace

My girls with their cousin

All but one of the cousins

My niece.
Isn't this the coolest picture?

Reva's husband, Rick--a man
not afraid to take on a pink chair!

Grace 'bellying up to the bar'
conveniently using
Bentley the Great Dane's back
The newlyweds
my brother and wife of a year

Rick's Dad and sisters up for the day

Chels being silly in the creek

Father and son sharing
a bonding moment--gutting fish!

Youngest brother and his
daughter heading for...
the creek!

My Dad--well I'll be darned,
he was there a minute ago!
Rick recovering from one of
many water cannon attacks!

Brother (& former Marine) attacking the kids...

"Ya, I thought so!"

Brother and wife of 29 years

A boy in his element

Blackberry Cobbler in the dutch oven
with coals on top

Big cousin taking little Birthday cousin
for a dunk while waiting on the Cobbler

Gotta focus on the Cobbler
and not the unappetizing view
surrounding it!
Bentley thinks he's a lap dog!

"Come & get it!"
Can you tell who's from Phoenix?!

The End!
For you, Keetha!
It's All Lovin' Being w/ Family Good!


  1. Brenda, those are such great pictures. What wonderful memories this occasion must have! I just have this feeling you're like a major lightning bug wherever you go. I hear the joy in you come through in your writing, and I know you're a tremendous blessing to your family. Blessings and keep us posted. I love your captions....I could see it ALL happening. Just couldn't taste the cobbler, but almost! : )

  2. What a fun, family time! It looks like such a beautiful place. Bentley is pretty cool too!

  3. Looks like a fun time! Love that last picture especially. :-)

  4. No wonder you're loving Colorado!! So glad to see you surrounded by family. Great Pictures.......EXCEPT wheres the ones of you and Sunny????

  5. WONDERFUL pictures Brenda. It looks like y'all had so much fun. Glad everyone made it out of the wild safe and sound :)

  6. That looks like an absolute fun time. That picture with all the cousins was great.
    That is one huge dog. I know he enjoyed it too.

    That camp site is so beautiful. Love the streams.


  7. I haven't been on my blog or anyone else's and have a lot of catching up to do.

    Your camping trip looks fabulous. My family and I went camping many, many times. I think the best one we ever had was when my husband was the SS teacher of the young married group and we started doing the camping thing once a year. Just before we moved (IBM) the last trip had over 100 people. Great time. Your girls are lovely and very special.

  8. Great pictures! That area looks beautiful. Love the "who's from arizona" picture with the hat and Our family is from michigan originally, and my little brother lives in vegas now. Every time he goes back home, he wears sweaters. We tell him he has "thin blood'. That's Michigan for big wuss.

  9. Great pictures!!!
    We will go next year one way or another! i may sell my left arm but we'll be there!
    GLad you had a great time!!!
    With love

  10. Thanks for bringing it all to life for me Brenda since I couldn't go myself. Great photos and I like the one of Dad in his new camos.
    I sure hope Amber will get to go next year too.

  11. Looks like you had a great time and how fun so many of your family could get together! I do miss those Colorado mountains!! There's nothing like them.

    Glad you're getting all settled in! Thanks for stopping by!

    God bless you - Julie

  12. Love the pics...such a great adventure!

    Hope all is well and so glad you got to go and have a good time.

    Love, Jess

  13. This looks like SO much fun!!

    The photo of your daughters hugging is absolutely precious. You can really see how close they are. Good job! :-)

  14. Awww, I miss camping so much! Looks like you guys had a great time :-) That cobbler looked delicious. We never had food like that when we went

  15. Oh My!!!! How did I miss this until TONIGHT and there was my name and a link and EVERYTHING!!!!

    That looks like one fun camping trip - - - I'm coming next year!

    Thanks so much for giving me the honor of a post in my name!!!!

  16. HI Brenda(:)

    So nice to hear from you and your post is wonderful-everyone looks so healthy~!!
    ..what a picture perfect campout(:) hugs,Patty

  17. Wow, wonderful pictures!
    What a great time you all must have had!


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