Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cowan's Gap 2009

Our annual trip to Cowan's Gap is never dissappointing. Every year has been different, but each has been so much fun. This year the swimming was okay for the first couple of days, but then it got cold and rainy and we actually came home one day early. Some friends came to visit us one day while we were there. I'm just glad they came before the rain did.

It is so nice to be out there with no cell phone signal and no computer.

This is a prime location for nature study. Let's start with the dead fish.

I love how children are so unihibited.

Then there was the trail around the lake that showcased a variety of trees. Each section of the trail seemed like a different "room".

These two pictures were taken about 200 yards away from each other on the same trail.

Then DD11, my nature photographer, delighted with all the flowers she found.

Of course, we engaged ourselves in typical camping activities.

I am also relieved that we were well protected on this trip.


Pam Chaddon said...

We really wanted to come, but we were not available until later in the week when the weather turned cold and rainy. Maybe next year! Good thing those Army guys were posted - you never know what kind of trouble a bunch of unruly homeschoolers could get into!

Denise said...

Looks like everyone had a great time!!

My boys really want to go camping this year- we'll see!! :0

Anonymous said...

It looked like a wonderful time for you all!
Jordan absolutely LOVED your magnet on the back of your van when you did our evals. I just showed him that it was on your blog. He laughed!
Enjoy your summer!