Even though we were gone for less than 24-hours it was very relaxing for me. Mr. Intensity was born for the outdoors. We had next to zero conflict with him and he was busy the entire time...and I didn't have to create fun things for him to do - he found them on his own. *yeah* I can't wait to go camping again.
We found a rustic campsite (read: no amenities) and started making camp. As I helped unload the car, I noticed this friendly guy making his way to our tent:
It amazes me how yummy food tastes cooked over the campfire. Mr. Intensity ate like a champ. He had so much fun picking up scrap wood to toss into the fire. He was born for the outdoors.
We of course roasted "marsh-merrows" and had s'mores. Notice the hot chocolate mustache and stains on his shirt. He was in heaven - a boy's paradise.
When we weren't looking, he was a bit zealous and made himself a "marshmellow tree."
He was super thrilled about sleeping in the tent with Dad and Mom. I know there will be a day when it won't be cool for him to sleep in our tent, but I cherished it last night. (Note to Uncles Michael & Joel - he's wearing an Ale8 sock cap.)
and because he drank so much hot chocolate, he got up to go pee. I couldn't resist:
We awoke to the sound of coyotes this morning. They were really close and a lot of them. I've never heard coyotes before.
After breakfast, our friends (Ron & Bryce) brought out the guns. We went camping with them last year on Memorial Day weekend - pictures here. Just like last year, shooting fire arms was the highlight. Below he's firing a semi-automatic soft air pellet gun (or something like that.)
OK - so it looked like too much fun for me to resist, so I had to try. It was really fun. Look at the expressions behind me - they thought it was fun, too. John thinks that Mr. Intensity should get one for Christmas...hmmm....