Monday, August 23, 2010

Fort Steven's Beach Camping Trip

We have the tradition of spending time during the summer with Dan's Parents, and his brothers with their families. Most times it involves camping and every now and again we spend it at a beach house. I can remember one year being 8 months pregnant and still camping for the week. What can I say...we love it!

Our campsite of choice is at Fort Steven's. Dan's family has been going there for 20+ years. It is a beautiful park and very popular. So popular that you have to reserve your spot 9 months in advance. It also has a special place in my heart since it is the place that Dan proposed.

This year the weather was great! We had lots of fun touring the different forts and military bases, playing in the sand at the beach, and swimming in the lake. We took our bikes with us this year and enjoyed riding the trails from our campsite to Battery Russel, the beach and back. It was great!

I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I did last year, but I think that was due to the fact that we were too busy having fun. Here are some of my favorites....
 Even Grandpa Glenn rode in the back of the pick-up with all the grand kids.

Most of the grand-kids went with Grandma and aunt Michelle on a military truck tour while Dan, Uncle Ryan, Kaleb, and I went on the underground tour at Battery Mishler.
We love the beach! It is always the highlight of the trip. 

Each family was assigned a certain meal or dessert during the trip. We made dutch oven pizza. *Note to self: oil the foil more next time. We also made dutch oven biscuits and gravy for breakfast one morning. Yum yum! Why does food taste so much better when you're camping?

We also celebrated Kiera's 4th b-day while we were there. This is a picture of her and her very own Umbrella! She is so excited for when it starts raining again. I just hope we can put that off for a little longer. 

No trip to the beach is complete without a trip to Seaside and the Carousel Mall. Oh, and don't forget the Sea-foam chocolates and taffy from the Candy Man!

The weather was wonderful! One day was spent at the Lake. The water was cold but that didn't stop the kids from having fun in it. 

The last Evening there Grandma and Grandpa watched the kids while Dan and I went for an evening walk on the beach to watch the sunset. It was beautiful! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for making the trip possible. We look forward to the time together next summer! The last shot is a pic of the shipwreck that sits on the beach.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Looks like a ton of fun! And i love that pic of the shipwreck! How awesome!

Glenn Family said...

Brittany, I love the pictures. You caught some amazing pictures of the sunset. what a talent you have!

The Waggoners said...

Those sunset pictures are beautiful! I love camping too, it something that the kids have to get used to those!

Bob said...

I am so impressed with your photography skills! You should enter these last two of the beach in a photo contest and I bet you would take a top prize. I'm jealous of your artistic eye ;) LOL