"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: Camping with Joey

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Last weekend, Joey and I went on the first cub scout camping trip of the year. All pics are clickable for bigger views.
Pack 200 went camping and Camp Bonner which is right near the Pamlico Sound.
Friday evening, Joey and a few of his scout friends explored Camp Bonner. They checked out the lake, found deer tracks, played with the camp directors dogs, and played a complicated version of flashlight tag.
After breakfast on Saturday, the scouts and their families headed into the little community of Aurora. In Aurora, there is a fabulous little fossil museum and, near the museum, they have two large piles of dirt/gravel/etc from an old phosphate mine. These piles are rife with fossils, cool shells, and sharks teeth. Visitors are free to search as long as they want and keep whatever they find. Come back next week to see the extremely cool things we found.
Joey and I had a wonderful time (even if he did refuse to smile for a picture). After lunch and another hour or two of fossil and shark teeth hunting, we headed back to camp. While I struck camp, packed our gear, and read a little bit, Joey was off to explore with his friends. Most people were staying Saturday night too but we wanted to head home to try and go to the NC Literary Festival on Sunday. Sadly, we missed the Literary Festival because Joey woke up with a harsh, hacking unproductive cough on Sunday morning.
However, before we got home and Joey got sick, our wonderful camping trip was capped with these gorgeous views of the sunset.

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Delenn said...

I haven't been camping in years. I love those pictures. Glad you guys got to have some time together.

Lavender Luz said...

That sounds like a place my son would really like!

Can't wait to see what you found. And the sunsets are gorgeous.

Nina said...

I love to camp! My sister, best girlfriend and I used to load our horses and camping gear in the trailer and head out to the Land Between the Lakes Wrangler's Camp every year! Just us girls and our horses. Soooo much fun. P.S. I love Joey's curly hair! How cute!

Billy said...

Sounds like a nice time you two had :-).
That digging for fossils (and then keeping what you found!) sounds so cool!!
And I love the picture of the two of you (even if Joey didn't smile :-)).

WiseGuy said...

Oh Yeah....Joey looks so serious in those pics...Am so glad that you all had such a fantastic time!

Once A Mother said...

sounds like a wonderful trip. I hope Joey is feeling better, there has been a lot of junk going around. I love the pics of the sunset... looking forward to see what you found!

Isn't it funny how they all refuse to smile at that age... haha some day he will look at the pic and say "why didn't I smile"

areyoukiddingme said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

I heard on the news recently that due to forest fires in Canada, the smoke drifting down will give us some beautiful sunsets in the next few weeks. Isn't it odd that things so beautiful can be caused by things so destructive?

Anonymous said...

I love these photos, but especially the second one, the one of Joey by the water. Gorgeous.

Another Dreamer said...

The picture of you two together is just adorable :) Love the sunsets too, beautiful!

Hope everyone is mending as I type... I'm sure it will be awhile before they're 100%, but here's to hoping for some improvement!

MrsSpock said...

Fossils and Literary Festivals are my kind of outings- rock on!

Beautiful Mess said...

That sounds and looks like a lot of fun! Zilla is doing cub scouts for the first time this year. So, this is the fun we have to look forward too?! YAY! So excited!

Bummer he got sick, though. Poor guy.

Parenthood For Me said...

What a fun time. We just went to our cottage with Min Man. Every new adventure with him is cherished.

battynurse said...

Looks like fun.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Awesome pics! Sounds like you both had a great time! :)

Delenn said...

Coming for blogger bingo: I love the fact that you went camping with your son! Its nice that you can spend some one on one time with your children, and you sound like a great mom--doing the outdoorsy thing! I would love to go camping with my son sometime soon (although right now we are on the cusp of winter--so I think its an idea for next year). Sorry Joey got sick towards the end of it.