Monday, August 11, 2008

Never a dull moment . . .

That's what Chris and I always say about our camping adventures!!

We went camping to Keen Lake in Waymart, PA about a week and a half ago. Nice place, a little geared towards the seasonal campers, but it was beautiful there.

We got a great site way back in the far corner of the campground. It backed up to the woods and had a nice little creek running through it. The kids always enjoy that, playing in the water and woods! They found two 2 x 4's and made a little bridge over the creek and into the woods!

We went to craft night each night and rode our bikes. Daddy rowed us around the lake in a row boat. Macy and I went to ceramics one night while Daddy and Jack did boy things like exploring in the woods!

The campground was very hilly. Picture it sort of like the mountains you see in the cartoons. The ones with the mountain and the roads going up, sort of stacked on top of each other. Our campsite was to the left and to the top of the campground. So, that meant that we had lots of hills to climb. We rode our bikes to get everywhere, including the bathroom that was a bit of a hike away! Thank goodness I bought a little flushable porta potty for this trip. I just had a feeling we'd be farther from the bathrooms!

Anyway, our campsite was at the end of the road, right by one of these hills, that leads down to the next road. A hill that if, per chance, you didn't know how to turn your handlebars real fast, you'd go straight and over a cliff. Do you see what I'm getting at?? Yep, Jack did that! Or didn't do it, I guess you could say!! We arrived at the campsite and told him that he must get off his bike to walk it down the hills or up the hills. Does he listen? No, typical Jack! Within one hour of being there, we heard Jack's training wheels coming down the hill, yelling for him to stop and get off! We keep hearing those training wheels, then Jack starting to scream, we quickly run and hear big rustlings in the bushes that are on the cliff.

I hesitated for a moment, not sure if I wanted to go look! We started running over to the cliff, I heard him. Thank God, he's still alive, I thought!! I look over the cliff and there he is, bike helmet all crooked, his nose and left eye all scratched, walking up the cliff. His bike is tangled up in trees and brush. He's only worried about his bike, he wanted to get it! His brand new bike that he got just a few days before leaving now has a nice rip in the seat!

He quickly bounced back to life and was riding soon after! He never forgot to get off his bike to ride up a hill or down a hill after that! If you ask him, he will tell you what happened. This he remembers, unlike his little falling out of the camper in a huge thunderstorm incident on our first camper trip!

Yep, there is never a dull moment with the Chamberlain's!!

Here are a few pics! The first is of Jack's new bike, soon after we got it home!




22 comments:

Lisa said...

Remind me to tell you one day about my brother and I deciding it would be a good thing to re-enact "Evil Knievel" and his jump across the Grand Canyon

Only ours involved a creek bed.

Yeah

Let's just say we had about the same success rate.

Kimberly said...

i LOVE that photo of you and chris. love. love the other photos too but that one, wow! glad the wee one is okay.

micayla said...

OOOH sounds like super fun girl!
That photo of you two is delish, get it scrapped quick!!

Debbi T said...

What a beautiful place, Rachael! Thank goodness Jack is okay! That must've been terrifying!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you had a nice time, the pictures look great.

Trish said...

Glad Jack was okay!

Love the pic of you and Chris!

Great see ing you guys yesterday! We had great fun going through the disk of pics last night.

Marlene said...

LOL....that boy is going to give you a cardiac event! Glad he is a-ok....but man, my heart would have been in my knees!

The place you went looks beautiful!

Love all your pics....especially the one of you with your hubby. Cute!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Love all the pictures. You and Chris are just perfect together!!

Sarah C. said...

Glad you all had fun and that Jack & his bike are ok. :) Definitely not dull. ;)

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh! I would have been afraid to look too, but I'm glad he was okay. Jack certainly looks excited about that new bike! Love your other photos too, especially of you and Chris.

Linda said...

Sounds like a nice vacation. I'm glad that Jack and his bike are okay!

psucolleen said...

Seriously - that kid cracks me up! Wow is Jack getting big and in that 2nd picture of him, he totally looks like Macy.

And WOW is that a fantastic picture of you & Chris! That's one to treasure.

Glad you had fun. But glad you're back home again, too. :O)

Noelia said...

Seems like you had a good time camping. We're going camping this weekend as well and we're looking forward to it. Great pics btw.

~Amie~ said...

my goodness Rachael, your kids are just getting so big! I love your photos from camping, it sounds like a wonderful time!

Lily said...

very scary but kind of funny

happydays525 said...

Yikes! Sounds as though you all had fun though! Love the pics!

merrymstamper said...

wow!!! great pictures Rachael! love the serene one of the boats...the kids are growing!

stacy said...

Beautiful photos!!! I am so jealous... I would love to go camping!

Andrea said...

Hee-hee.......GREAT story!!!! You gotta give it to Jack....he sure does keep you on your toes!!!

:)

Love the pics!!!!

Jessica said...

The pictures are just gorgeous! what an adventure you all had!!

croppin carla said...

OMG Im glad that nothing serious happened....typical BOY for you! LOL....and a cutie I might add.

ellen said...

good thing you are a nurse~ ACK! hey, where are the knoebels pics? ;)
glad he is okay. BOYS!!!!!!!!!! tell me about it, i have 2. argh.