Saturday, May 5, 2012

A camping we will go

We are lucky to live in a beautiful country, and even more specifically a beautiful state with lots of  state parks, nature trails and hiking areas.
We went camping this past weekend and had a great time. I love to get the kids outside and playing with nature.

The girls loved the sign that said "Bear Country". We did not see any bears though. I think they were half hoping we would and half hoping we wouldn't!
Here is hubby and little guy hiking. His hat is as big as he is! It was a little cool though so we made sure to cover his ears. We have purchased a hiking carrier for him, it just wasn't in yet. Normally we don't lug him around like this. Poor fella...
We made it to the top though. Highest point in Arkansas thank you very much. This picture kind of cracks me up. The oldest one is blowing a bear whistle in my ear, the middle one claims the sun is in her eyes and won't look at the camera , the baby looks fine though.
The views were spectacular though.
It's great to see animals and insects and bugs. We saw a few squirrels, and some coyote poop ( we suspect) , we saw about 7 deer one night right behind our tent. There were tons of birds and butterflies out too!
Finally little guy had decided he had ENOUGH, and out he went. Great memories with a wonderful family!

Do any of you have plans for camping this Spring/Summer? What are some of your favorite activities?

Happy Homesteading.....


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6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family! That looks like a wonderful place to camp! Glad you didn't see any bears! I love the mountains and hope to do a camping trip in the north Georgia mountains or Gatlinburg this fall. Blessings from Bama!

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    1. WE've been trying to get up to Gatlingburg for several years now to camp, but something keeps popping up. Be sure to post when you go so I can be jealous :)

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  2. We used to do Gatlinburg when we lived in TN and before we had kids! You are one brave mama taking that littlest one camping! Great family memories =)

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    1. He loves it outside, so he didn't make a peep. He did great. Can't wait until we get the chance to go to Gatlinburg someday. I know it must have been beautiful!

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  3. What a great time! I really enjoy my family when we are walking through the woods. So much to explore without the interference of electronics!

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    1. Agreed! No electronics on our trip for sure.

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