This year's parish campout was at Tumelo State Park outside Bend/Sisters. After a very nice drive out, and the trip to the High Desert Museum as chronicled in an earlier post, we set up our "home away from home" at Yurt #5 at the top of the B-loop. This was our first year to get a yurt, and man, was it nice! Marcus backed in the van (complete with rented U-Haul trailer for the bikes) and we went to work unpacking.
Our good family friends Pat and Shirley, along with their awesome kids Tess, Daniel, Sarah, and Mary, had wonderful community events planned for the whole weekend. We enjoyed camp cones, homemade breads, coffee, and even hot doughnuts! There was a potluck, talent show, and Mass. Every day the kids raced around the campground to find the subject of the the "Find It" photo. Best of all, we all socialized and played with friends in such a beautiful setting.
|A lot of dog-walking (our yurt was pet-friendly,|
so we could bring Daisy!)
|camp cones on the first night|
|Seddy was just a dirt ball all day, and he loved it!!!|
|Bunny played guitar and sang "A Thousand|
Years" (from the Twilight movies) (no she has
not seen the movies, but we all like the song!).
|more dog walking--good thing our friends|
brought their two rat terriers, Archie and Lucy!
|our site was fantastic; we were very pleased|
|a great way to finish a great weekend (big thanks to Father Peterfor driving all the way JUST for Mass!!)|
So as you can see...we had a fabulous time! We certainly missed the rest of the family (we usually ALL go to the campout every year) but we had lots of "new" fun and the kids really solidified friendships with the other kids. Oh, and the WONDERFUL state park was a big bonus! On our way out of the campground we decided that we most certainly would be back (maybe next time with a camper trailer?). Anyone want to join us?? :o)