Monday, December 1, 2008

Daingerfield camping trip....



The first morning in Daingerfield State Park. Alex and I got up early and took a long walk and watched the sun come up. We saw all kinds of animals, they have grey squirrel's....which I could not get a picture of because they move so fast or I am getting too slow with the camera. When you walk through the park you can smell the wonderful pine trees...clean fresh air!!












We walked for quit a while the first morning and got great pictures and saw some pretty bold ducks.....too bad we didn't take bread with us. They acted hungry...


It starts out pretty quiet for us, even though we had a family of 6 kids that followed us out there. They are from California so anytime we make camping reservations we get one for them too....eventually they will have been to all the same parks we have gone to. We are slowly but surely taking a tour of Texas state parks. We all later Tuesday morning, took a walk all the way around the lake. I think its about a 3 mile walk....what fun!!! and of course I took more pic's...Tuesday night we had a nice big fire and roasted plenty of marshmallows... the children ALL want to put a stick in the fire. I never though much about it when my boys did it, but its much different when there is six kids! "Danger danger Will Robinson!!!!"










Wednesday....more friends arrive at the park. Lidia and Mia show up...they are staying in a tent, so we set up their tent...Go girl power!!! actually I have never seen such an easy tent to put up. I had saved some lights from my camp site so that she could have some hanging lights at her camp site. So it looked really homey once we got them set up.... a heater was shared, just in case. we don't want our girls left out in the cold!!! LOL We also had another family show up with their travel trailer also, they parked at the camp site next to ours. How cozy... friends to the right, friends to the left and friends across the street!!! So Wednesday night we all cook together and have another big fire and roast marshmallows....


Thursday....more friends!!! we have more friends show up, Also one of my kids show up! this is shaping up nicely. Chris Comes and spends the day with his wife and us. Kathi and her family come up for the day also. We have a bible study outside around the fire, then we all go to the lake and see if the store is open to rent boats.... well it wasn't sooo what do we do??? take another walk around the lake (since we were with some who were not there before) I really didn't think I was up for it again, but it was with new people so off I go. When we get back we make some dinner and since it was a cool night I made some "glow wine" its what the Germans call it. Its a burgundy wine, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves you heat, but not boil so not to lose the alcohol content. We drank this around the camp fire...now we were warm on the outside and inside!!! Then about 9:00pm Chris and Kathi and her family left...so sad!!








Friday.....rain, rain, rain!!! all day long! But did that keep us from having fun?? naw of course not. Lidia and Mia showed up around 9:30am, ready for breakfast. Pancakes are the order of the day....yea! Since it was raining, I wanted to watch a movie, but the girls wanted to play chicken feet. So we started....we played and ate sandwiches until a knock on the door in the rain?? It was Stephen!! what a surprise, my youngest shows up!! Did not know he was coming.... So he was now sucked into having to play chicken feet until 6pm and we had dinner over at a friends trailer.












Saturday..... NO RAIN!!! whoohoo! For breakfast this morning biscuits and gravy! Since I have more people than I thought I would have I need to add something with it..Pancakes again!! sure why not... So yes pancakes again along with sausage and biscuits and gravy! Once we all had our showers and washed dishes, it was time to go down to the lake and check on the boats. And its open!! so we got paddle boats and set out on crossing the lake. I have never since such out of shape young ones.... I was on of the ones that could paddle across the lake. Must be all the 4 mile workouts up at work.... after the boats we came back to camp and ate (of course) Alex had a nice big fire going when we got back, so we vegged out by the fire some friends stopped by and hung out by the fire also, until it was time for Lidia, Mia and Stephen to go home. Then we get another call and some more friends on the way... they show up after dark, then I am realizing it is getting cold! So we try to keep the fire going until all are tired and turn in. I never got to see the movie I wanted to see. We stayed out late by the fire every night. I will have to see it another time. We will be packing up to leave in the morning. Even though we don't rush the pack up its alot of work, but well worth it!!

4 comments:

JenningsJunk said...

The State Park is beautiful! It's been years since I've been here. I love ALL your pictures, I can feel the fun!!! Isn't it great to be able to say "the more the merrier"?!?!? Glad your back safely and glad y'all had a good time!

Raike said...
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misterreereeder said...

So glad to hear about your trip. I was wondering what you were up to. Your post sure made it sound fun. It is great havoing time away with friends and family. Our trip was less roughin' it - stayed at a motel. But we did get to see almost the entire family - mom, all brothers (except one), both sisters, and of course the extended families. Also got to see some friends back home.

Garden4Life said...

I love that park! It's been a long time since we've camped there. It sounds like things are still as wonderful as ever. Your family looks like they had a great time. :)