This year, we spent the 4th of July camping down in Dixie National Forest. Chris’s family friends, Chuck & Patty O, were volunteering there and we went down to have a visit and enjoy the long weekend.
|Cloudy skies aside, this place is beautiful!|
There was a lot of afternoon/evening rain showers, so we did our hiking in the morning.
|James was so proud of himself for crossing this “river” by himself.|
|Funny faces remain his favorite choice for pictures.|
|Leo cooling off in the waterfall. He loves to play in the water!|
|Hiking along, enjoying the sunshine while it lasts..|
|Leo never cooperates in family pictures.|
|The pretty little lake we hiked to. We would have like to enjoy it more, but the sky was darkening quickly!|
|Waiting out the hail under a little grove of trees that kept us somewhat sheltered. Those things hurt!|
|Say it ain’t so! 🙁|
After promising James we could roast marshmallows and have S’mores, Jill is forced to improvise during a major evening rainstorm. You do what you gotta do. Sorry for the poor quality photos, but low light and iPhones are not always the best combination.
|All you need is a flame!|
|James, Chuck & Patty O enjoying cooktop S’mores.|
|Leo hanging out of our rental truck. He doesn’t seem impressed.|