Friday, June 26, 2009

Lake Lopez

My sweet husband decided that we needed to get away and relax. Well... we got away anyway. =) We went camping for a couple of nights at Lake Lopez, and we did indeed have a good time and made some great memories. I will say though, that camping with 4 kids age 6 and under, especially when one of them is potty training, is quite a bit of work. So, not much in the way of relaxing happened, but that is okay.
It was beautiful! Caleb got to go fishing with Daddy a few times (Emma went once but decided it was "boring"), and we did enjoy some not-so-normal cuisine, which can be fun as well. Here was our menu for the weekend, which is somewhat mortifying, but hey, we were camping:

Dinner: (We had other intentions, but the camp store was closed, so we couldn't get any firewood, so no fire. Instead of the 20 minute drive out to food, we just made due with snacks.)
Breadsticks dipped in fake cheese (you know, those little snack things you can buy??), tuna on crackers, and Kashi oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies.
Breakfast: Donuts and Capri-sun
Lunch: We went out to lunch at Chili's, so that I could make a run to Wal-Mart for firewood, etc., and to Trader Joe's for some food.
I had soup and salad, Ben had a shrimp and bacon quesadilla, Emma had chicken strips, Noah had a quesadilla, and Caleb had a cheeseburger. Wow.
Dinner: Hot Dogs and Cup-O-Noodles. Seriously. And smores.
Breakfast: Carrot Muffins, Applesauce, and a Nectarine. Thank you, Trader Joe's. This was quite possibly the healthiest meal of the trip.
Lunch: We were headed home and stopped at a steakhouse, which I cannot remember the name of. It was so good. I had tri-tip that was like butter, and shared my garlic mashed potatoes with Ezra. Emma had chicken, I think, and Caleb had ribs. Go figure. Oh, and Ben had a bison burger. Evidently, it is very lean protein.

There was a great playground, and we brought bikes for the kiddos. Good times.

Helping Daddy set up, Snacks for dinner at the picnic table.

Ben eating dinner, the beautiful deer (we saw wild turkeys too!!)

Emma on the log, Noah in the tent

Caleb bringing in the fishing poles, Ezra loving the swing!
We even got to see Great Grandpa Fowler, and watch him clean some fish!!


Courtney said...

Looks like fun! So after our camping trip with Aaron's brother (who is a little hard to handle sometimes) I asked him who he would like to go camping with. He thought about it for a little while and then said, "I think it would be fun to camp with Ben and Lisa. They seem pretty down to earth and that we would have fun together." Sounds like a good idea to me, too :)

Harrell said...

looks like a super fun family trip!

sarahgrace said...

Ha ha! That sounds like our meals on our way out to CA- I had gained 8 pounds when we got back! (Which I didn't really think much of at first, but then I went in for another MW appointment a week later, after eating healthy again and had lost 2 pounds!)

I think we may be going camping this coming weekend and I'm looking forward to it! Fun, fun!

Provl8dy said...

I am so going to need camping tips before August. Looks like you had a great time!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us all. I enjoyed the pictures and stories a lot. There's nothing like camping. For better or for worse.
Heather T