Saturday, October 24, 2015

Family Fun - Our last Camping trip

At the end of September, we headed out for our last camping trip of the season.  This was a trip that we tentively planned but it was totally based upon whether or not the weather was going to cooporate.  Ironically, it was the most perfect weather we had camping all summer!  It was in the low 70's, with total sun and zero rain.  We could not have asked for more perfect weather.  We headed back to our all time favorite place, The Muskegon State Park and had a great campsite - it was in an area we had not camped in before but it is our new favorite spot. 

On Saturday, the boys had two things they wanted to do.  One, see the submarine that we always look at across the channel and two, go to the beach.  We did both :-) 

 Now, funny story.  Years ago, I had the opportunity to go in the USS Silversides Sub Museum but didn't because I had heard how extremely small and tight it was inside.  So, I offered to stay in the truck while Darryl took the boys to "save money" (on the cost of admission).  I enjoyed about 2 hours of quiet, relaxing in the truck, with a nice breeze on a sunny day with my book.  I may or may not have taken a good 45 minute nap too.  Meanwhile, Darryl got to enjoy the confinement and heat inside that sub with two very excited boys HA!

 Head below deck on the sub.  Darryl really is great at this kind of stuff because he loves History and gets the boys excited about history too. 
Nate in one of the walkways.
 Josh standing in one of the actual doorways.  Yes, it is his size but grown men climbed through that door way . . .Darryl had to bend in half to get through ;-) LOL

 Laying on the bunks - they loved this.

Once they all emerged from their tour we headed to a local Ice Cream place.  (Darryl said that they only thing that kept him going was the thought of ice cold ice cream HA!)  Josh always gets a Sponge Pop Popsicle and Nate always gets . .. .Water.  For real.

After ice cream, we headed to a great beach area - it is the public beach and we could park almost right next to the water.  The boys loved swimming in the water and I loved sitting on the beach.  Darryl got a break and relaxed in the truck by himself for a bit after his escapade on the Sub.  I got the better deal since I got to enjoy the beach :-) 

We had some great campfires, enjoyed S'mores and just had fun being together.  We are already looking forward to next summer and camping once again.