Wednesday, August 14, 2013

River Rats

We spent a week at Yeager's River Bend campground. It was a week of swimming, floating, swinging, and hanging.... perfect summer getaway.
Michael was the rope swing champ of the family.

Michael and dad....
Sister's rope swinging expertise...obviously.
Posing for mom. No one else was at the river. It was delightful!
We went into town twice and did laundry. (And came home with only one load of dirty clothes! My husband is a genius!)
Do you remember that scene from Friends when Rachel learns to stand up for herself at the laundry mat? Michael DID NOT appreciate my delight in his decision to sit in the little rolly thing!
It's not vacation without a little golf. This was at Garner State Park. We spent the whole day swimming and rope swinging. At the end of the day, on the way back to the camp ground we played a round of putt putt.

I have no words... At least he was smiling.

And posing...
Look at this handsome man!
Katelynn was DONE... and having the sign right in her face for THE photo opportunity of the day was NOT helping.
So we tried a different pose. And then walked to the gift shop and snack bar for some ice cream.
Me and Mike

There is dancing every night at the Garner State Park building. Mike remembers going when he was a kid and was at the river with his family. He told Michael he would have to ask a girl to dance if we went. (We did not go. Whew, avoided that for another year).
There was a family with teenagers that was hanging out on the dance floor. The parents would break into a two-step when they liked the song. We just looked on and ate our ice cream.

There are a series of about 20 pictures I took of this singing and dancing queen.
Here's our shelter where we stayed. By the middle of the night, it was cool enough that all of us had to cover with something. Who would have guessed that the last week of July would greet us with cool weather on the Frio? 

My SIL. She joined us for the week.
Look how beautiful. Makes me think of my sister and her boys.
Lunch in Leakey, TX

It was just wonderful. You must take a trip to the Frio river with the family. We have decided that we will be going back every year. This will be our family's "Trip" each year.

I was hesitant when Mike started talking about a July. But since we have never camped before, I really didn't have any expectations. Even if I did... this would have surpassed what I could have imagined. (and next time we are bringing a fridge).

Joyfully full and blessed!


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