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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Tradition. It can be a great thing. We love our traditional annual mountain adventure in the A-frames at Orchard Lake Campground in the fall with my family. This year was relaxing more than adventurous because we decided to stay close to the campground since we had Cor-baby. He probably would have done just fine with more strenuous climbs especially since it'd have been all the same Ergoness to him, but I confess, I think we needed a little time to just laze, reflect, eat, read, watch the Clemson game, and smell smoky. One of the coolest things this year was that an all girl's school came on the weekend, and they would sing hymns and praise songs in harmony at night around their campfire. It's always so uplifting to be surprised by God's kingdom in unexpected places.

We enjoyed canoeing.

Corwin's a little worried that he's stuck in a preserver for the weekend.


Yes, he did.


Dressing like a bear.

Corwin's first view of waterfalls. Aren't they cute?

I couldn't resist taking lots of pictures. There's something about being carried on his daddy's back that is poignant to me. I don't know why really. Maybe it makes me think of that quote about standing on the shoulders of giants.

We made it! It's amazing how much faster it was to get here this year. The kids can really keep up now.

I think this picture is funny on so many levels.

A caterpillar we saw. It was GIANT. I mean like 5 inches long!!! I've never seen anything like it. Does anyone know what it is?

Corwin enjoying exploring and climbing.


Of course, we had to make S'mores.

As you may be able to tell, I left my camera on this trip and had to use a sub-par one. Crazy what a difference a camera can make. I bet if I had a big one, it'd be even better! However, I'd probably not carry it as much and therefore miss a lot of photo-ops.


  1. a relaxing time---it is nice to relax!

  2. Looks like so much fun. I told your mom on facebook that your annual mountain camping trips make me want to be an honorary Davies.


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