Last Friday we loaded up the truck so we could head up to the Uintahs for a weekend of camping. Our friend Kristin met us at our house at noon and the five of us stopped for lunch before heading up.
After setting up camp Steve went down the canyon to let our friends know where to find us and Kristen and I took the kids to the river to throw rocks and soak our feet.
At camp we were joined by Lori, Brandon & Nate Carter shortly followed by Jessenia, Chad, Zac & Ethan Thaxton and last but not least was Angi, Bart, Mia and Deja Williamson.
Of course all the kids took a liking to our young cute friend Kristen.
And they all loved the hammock that the Thaxton family provided.
Saturday after a big yummy breakfast a bunch of us took the kids down to the river again for some more rock throwing, rock smashing and rock collecting.
We then headed to the Provo River Falls to bask in the beauty of Mother Nature.
Poor Landon slipped on a rock and got a little more wet than he intended. Lucky for him Kristen was close by and helped him up out of the freezing cold water.
We headed back to camp for dry clothes and fishing gear before we then went up to Mirror Lake to do a little bit of fishing. The higher into the mountains we went the more snow we saw and a lot of the camp grounds were still closed despite the fact that it is now mid July. Lucas and Landon tried their best to catch a fish, even going as far as using licorice as bait. Mia was the only one to catch a fish but it was fun none the less.
Later on back at camp while we were preparing to eat dinner, Lucas tapped Kristen on the arm and in a very calm voice said "Kristen look, a deer." Sure enough just up the road was a deer. She said it was just too funny how nonchalant Lucas was about it. :) Once again we enjoyed our s'mores before saying goodbye to Kristen, who headed back to Salt Lake.
The Williamson family and us were the only ones who stayed the extra night. We had a mellow night watching the fire and listening to the river.