Nathan stood outside with his hands out and said "Faith"! Luckily our fellow neighbor campers were LDS (we later found out) and totally dug the enthusiasm. Unfortunately, as it turned out, the campsite was spoken for, but the owners didn't come back until 10pm when we were all in bed and it was a first come first serve campgrounds. They hadn't left anything behind to claim their spot, so we stood our ground and offered the opportunity for them to speak to the park ranger. The guy was like a character from a scary movie. "Secret Window" to be exact. His voice was southern, monotone and commanding. Too bad for him, this mama bear had just gotten all the kids settled and the baby too. I wasn't about to pack up and leave! Saturday morning after a long long long night of listening to the restrooms RIGHT next door and the bright light keeping us awake all night, we very eagerly took off to good old faithful Fort Flagler. On our way there, we decided to stop by another one of our favorite places, which is a berry picking place and fishing hole. Nathans friend Zack had never fished so of course he was first and wouldn't you know it, he caught a 3 pounder! Brennan caught the second, see video below. It started pouring rain about 15 minutes before we arrived at Fort Flagler. Shane and I just looked at each other and laughed. Oh well! We set up camp at a great site ( everyone had left either because of the rain or because it was a Sunday) and actually had a dry spot for the tent. After a couple of hours, the rain let up and we cooked a delicious meal of fresh caught trout with lemon, fresh sweet corn, and red potatoes. Yum! The boys ran around in the barracks (spelling?) while Shane and the little ones hung out around the fire. Today, Monday, we woke up and headed down for the beach. Wouldn't you know it, today was absolutely beautiful. Ciao.
- Myron and his beautiful fort buiding. The kid has talent, what can I say?
Brennan was too cute wearing my baby wrap with Mae.
This kid is way to cute for his own good. His parents must be hot!
Zack and Nathan created a raft using some driftwood and seaweed. Way to go Maguiver!
Amazing tree that this photo just doesn't capture the essence of.
Beautiful Mae. Just look at her.
Picking raspberries, and eating them on the way.
We have been going to this place for years, but each time the owner still has to show our boys the freshly removed heart and how it still beats long after removal, and each time, they are still utterly fascinated.
Brennan's fish to the left, Zacks to the right. Size doesn't matter though, right? Our delectable dinner.
Missy Mae pickin berries.
Brennan catching his fish!