Thursday, June 12, 2008

Red River Gorge and Natural Bridges

Ok, I am FINALLY posting the pictures that I keep saying I will post, I kept putting it off because there are so many of them, but I finally decided to post a bunch and get them on so I might eventually catch up on my blogging.  We had so much fun on our trip with Matt and Camie's family and Rob and Holly's family and Jared's brothers who joined for a bit of the adventure.  The pictures are not in order, but I will just give you a quick tour of our trip.  

Our great cabin was lakeside and the lake was this nice little thing with clear water, canoes, and a paddle boat, we enjoyed all of them!
Taylor and Andrew were (are) such great uncles, here is Taylor with Ellie and Clayton by the fire pit.
We enjoyed SOOO much good food.  Jared and I made some new dutch oven recipes that are for sure keepers.  Rob usually ate at the kiddie table since he is so small and all.  (This picture was taken Sunday after we attended the tiny branch in Beattyville).
We did some great hikes.  This one was a short walk to overlook Red River Gorge, it is beautiful (or should I say GORGEous).
The two men in my life!
This hike was to a big natural bridge, we are actually on top of it in this picture...next year I will not carry my kids anymore!  They were really great though and had a great time, Lydia was such a great little hiker.
We played in some water, the kids were throwing rocks and Claire discovered if she holds on real tight she can pick up several rocks to throw so she doesn't have to bend down so much.
Taylor and Andrew came down to climb and were nice enough to let Jared, Rob, and I join them for awhile.
I discovered that climbing barefoot on sandstone is nothing like climbing barefoot in the canyons in Utah.  I really have missed climbing.
This is the great place we rented...it was so perfect for our group.
Rob, Ellie, and Lydia by the fire.
Jacob and Clayton were great buddies (unless they were tired or hungry).
After all of the toddlers had a fun bath they all needed a drink and a book together.
This is on the hike to the natural bridge.
As is this!  (Jacob is reaching for his snack...he loves food).
It was a fantastic trip, we had perfect weather and so much fun.  We played a lot of games and enjoyed the outdoor activities around, I hope we get more chances for these trips!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Yeah-you are slowly catching up on your fun times!! Sounds like a fun trip!!

Julie said...

hehehehe...GORGEous hehhehe
Can we come next time?

Anonymous said...

It does look like so much fun!! I think I could even do evrything but the rock climbing. You have great pictures--thanks for sharing them!

Love,
cmil

Karena said...

I'm so jealous! I haven't been rock climbling in forever. Gavin isn't particularly fond of it, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to.

sassparilla said...

good job with the pun :)

also, good job with the photography. and for making such cute kiddos.

little miss shortcake said...

what a fun trip!
i'll have to talk to you about finding a place to camp (in a tent) - do you know of any?

Cari said...

OOO that looks like my kind of vacation. Love it.

Christina said...

I am jealous!! I really miss doing all those fun activities. Not to say I'm not enjoying all the parks we are at, but most don't have rock climbing and water activities. Someday...
I can't wait to play with you guys this summer. When are you coming again?