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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Let's Go Camping!

Well, the kids are home now. They have been gone all summer long. First they went to Texas to their grandparents’ house (my mom and dad). They helped Nana with the chores after Pa had his back surgery. They hauled feed and fed the stock, helped in the garden, and a lot of other things that needed to be done. Nana said that they were a “big help”. They also got in a lot of swimming and four-wheeling time in too. When they came back to Oklahoma they went on to church camp. Now they are back and school will be starting soon.

We are going to go camping before school starts. The kids always have a really great time when we camp. I have been looking at the camping sites that we have here in Oklahoma.

Our last camping trip in Oklahoma was to Red Rock Canyon. We really liked it. I enjoyed the great variety of ferns and mosses that can be found there. It is really pretty. The kids like eating food that is cooked over a wood fire. The kids like to eat in general; but I have to admit that it can be really tasty when cooked over the fire. I enjoy sitting around the fire in the mornings and drink my morning coffee. The kids join in and will get a package of cocoa and mix it in with their morning cup. It’s become a camping tradition for them, no matter how warm the weather is.

If anyone has any great Oklahoma camping site suggestions please send them my way!


Blogger Thomas said...

My wife and I recently camped out at the Re-regulation Dam on the Mountain Fork River at Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We got a couple pictures and stuff here:

There's loads of other great camping options nearby at Beavers Bend State Park and Hochatown.

August 08, 2005 2:33 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

What great information you have there! Thanks!!

August 08, 2005 4:52 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

We would love to go back real soon, but Oklahoma's summer heat makes sleeping in our little Wal-Mart tent pretty tough for me.

Got any secrets for keeping cool at the campsite?

August 09, 2005 7:22 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Heat doesn't affect us as much as the cold does, so it isn't as much of a deterrent for us. We have a little Wal-mart tent too, but I have found that if you can camp under a large group of trees, on the north side of a large body of water, then pray for a southern breeze, that it is pretty nice. At least we are always inside the sleeping bags come early morning. The water cools the air at night much like an old-fashioned water cooler. At least, it seems to be cooler. I haven't tested this scientifically! It could just be psychological!

August 09, 2005 11:37 AM  

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