Camp Gramp Monday

I have now written this post three times. If you sneeze when posting, it goes away. Anyway, it should be good by now.

After the weekend, which was Camp everyone and truly spendid, I have lost track of the days. But Monday was truly Camp Gramp. We went to Big Creek in the afternoon. It is a beautiful camp ground, uncrowded and on a lovely creek. The kids played there for 90 minutes or so, even though it was a bit cold. Thane made an effort to return all the rocks on the shore to the river. His aim is not perfect and poor Sebastian got clunked on the head — no blood. Grey built a fabulous dam system with canals, etc. Sebastian made it all the way across the creek. Then the boys built a fire (Ok, all the boys except Thane) and we roasted hot dogs. Good thing they are pre-cooked.

We took the Osborn Mountain trail until the grass got taller than Thane. Carolyn found a tree that had fallen explosing the roots. She declared that she was a dinosaur and those were her eggs.

Finally, Jiffy pop, which was spectacular, and s’mores. Take Thane, add marshmellow, then dirt — my oh my.

The only problem with the day was that I forgot the camera. The kids posed for me on an old tree stump — can you imagine the picture.

A good time was had by all. Today is farm day. Pioneer Farms – then Sheila’s house to visit our 1/4 cow and fish in her pond. I am excited!


Editor’s note: I got some good pictures of the kids mid-creek, but you’ll have to wait until I get them off my camera!

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

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