Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Camping Trip

This last weekend we went camping near the coast! That meant lots of tent fun... The first night we camped at Floras Lake, and the next night along the river near Brookings.

Here I am with Gabe and Ouma, checking out cards in Ouma's tent.

We didn't actually get to play at the beach, but we sure saw lots of coastline on the drive. Like this...

I got to take a bunch of photos of all the scenic spots. Here's my persective of the trip.

Another favorite shot of mine.


And we got to visit the dinosaurs in a prehistoric forest! Come on, I'll lead the way!

For size perspective, check me out at the base of the tyrannosaurus...

We got STACKS of dinosaur photos, enough to make a book. But I'll just show you my favorites. Here are me and Gabe checking out this bird...

And I really liked the egg-eating ones.

Of course, the freshly-hatched baby dinos were a hit, too.

Moving on, the next day we checked out the redwoods in northern California. They are GIANT!

In front of a fallen giant...

Me and Ouma are rather small, don't you think?

Gabe and me sitting on a redwood.

And here are all of us, even me eating my Doritos on the far right...

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20 comments:

blueviolet said...

Until you really get next to the redwoods, it's easy to forget how monstrous they are. The pictures are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

What a splendid vacation! Thank you for sharing these fantastic photos.

pat.navymom said...

Wish I had known about this dinosaur land when we traveled California when the kids were young.

Doreen said...

fantastic family shots! lots of fun and memories. happy WW!!

Julie@Momspective said...

That looks like so much fun!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the links... I decided to play along this week too. (Though I can't seem to keep it 'wordless' either!)

SarahHub said...

Such beautiful coastline! And toes!

Ave said...

Looks like you had a really great trip! Beautiful photos.

Prasti said...

wow! looks like you had fun, esme. i like the one of you and your dad in front of the fallen tree, and the prehistoric forest must have been so cool to see!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

What a great place to visit! Nice photos.

Muthering Heights said...

Wow! What a beautiful place!!

Michelle said...

Anyone willing to camp with little ones is worthy of a huge award. :)

Looks like you all had fun.

Rachel said...

Those are awesome pictures! I miss seeing Redwood trees...they are so amazing!

Dawn said...

I love the picture of the feet because, I too, do that! I have some pictures of me doing that as well! :)

Thanks for sharing your redwood tree pictures; I really enjoyed them.

Happy WW!

Brenda said...

Looks like a fun trip, I love the redwoods.

Momstart said...

That is a lot of fun traveling there, and your pictures made it look like you had fun too

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

What great shots!! Love them all. Looks like a wonderful place to find some amazing family time!!

Will said...

One of my favorite beach camping places years ago was right across the highway from the dinosaur forest. It has changed owners and layout over the years and may not even be open any more.

Happy WW!

Pamela said...

What a fun trip! And with family it makes it even better

dani said...

what a fun camping trip, esme:) camping with my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmommie was my FAVORITE thing to do!!! kentucky lake was my FAVORITE place to go:DDD
much love,
aunt dani xxx