Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ward Campout

Our ward had a camp out this weekend at the Valley of Fire. It is called this because of the red color in the rocks. The weather was absolutely, beautiful. This is one of the times that it actually IS great to live in Las Vegas. We have had a very mild fall, and it has been warm longer than usual. I think it is supposed to finally turn cold next weekend, but thank goodness it was still very mild for the camp out. The great thing about this place, is that it is really just a big playground with rocks to climb on. Especially for someone like me, with older children, I just said "Have fun, and don't get hurt." We went camping here for the first time last year and we loved it then, also. That time Jared found a great hole in the rocks that he slept in. We stayed at a different camp site this time, and so he just slept on the ground next to his friends. Because of daylight savings, we got there just after dark last night. I was worried that the kids would fall off of some cliff in the dark, but they managed to not get hurt. It is always a fun part of camping to put your tent up in the dark. I took my cot from girls camp and Diana and I slept in our little tent. We had a great time and even though it is a lot of work to get it all together and put it all away, I am glad that we went.

5 comments:

peacekeeper said...

ya for not getting hurt. drew wants to go camping but we first need to invest in some more sleeping bags...kinda important dont you think.

Jennifer said...

Wow, really cool pictures, what fun rocks. Glad you guys had fun.

Lisa said...

Jessica, we have plenty sleeping bags for you to borrow any time. We also have a tent, pads, stove, lanterns, coolers, etc. All for the low low fee of feeding my youngest child, which you have already prepaid. So no more excuses!

Chynaflower said...

Looks like you all had a blast!!!

Marjorie said...

Very pretty! Is it very far away? I see lots of little caves that look inviting to explore. Glad to hear that the weather has been nice. We had so much rain yesterday that even the natives were complaining in the NW!