Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun with Family and Friends

It’s not often that we get to see our friends from Evansville.  It’s even less often that we get to see our friends from Detroit.  So it is a rare occasion indeed when all three families can get together in the same place at the same time.

But that’s exactly what happened this past weekend!  The Detroit clan and the Evansville clan made plans to go camping.  They decided that a good “half way” meeting point was Heuston Woods Stat Park – a short 35 minute drive north of Cincinnati!  So Mike’s mom and dad decided on some “role reversal” – instead of dad driving back to Knoxville, mom loaded up Mike and the dogs and headed to Cincinnati…

We all met up at the campground and spent the better part of the day together.  All of the “big” kids (Sara, Nathan, and Edison) swam in the lake and built sand castles.  Even Franklin splashed around in the water with his mom!  And the two boys – Edison and Nathan – were close enough in age that they had a blast playing with each other!  Afterwards, we headed back to the campsite for some burgers, brats, and chicken – all topped off with a slice of watermelon.  Nothing brings back those childhood memories of summer vacation like watermelon juice running down your arms and dripping off of your elbows!

It was such a fabulous time.  We really do need to do it more often!!!


Mike eating supper

Mike eating supper at the campground.

Matt cooking chicken

Matt cooks up some chicken over the fire.


Karen smiles (while trying to get Sara and Nathan to eat!)


Sara deciding how much she “really” has to eat.


Nathan plays with some of Edison’s Matchbox cars…


The nearly world famous “Sharpie”.

Rachael and Franklin

Rachael and Franklin enjoy some peas and grapes.


Edison planning his next move…

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