Saturday, August 14, 2010

Camping at Eleven Mile Canyon

Oy vay. We've been back in the US for over a month now, and I haven't even posted about our last month in Argentina. So I could I can do one of two things:

1. I could wait to start posting about life now until I get to all that we did in June.


2. I could pick up with life now and post about the past, well, sometime in the future.

The latter sounds like a more productive plan.

We packed up the Subaru on Friday for another round of camping. We ended up at Eleven Mile Canyon. We stayed in the primitive camping area at yet a different site. Each time we've camped at Eleven Mile, we've managed to find different sites, so it's sort of like going someplace new every time. This time we were tucked into a little canyon, all by ourselves. We were somewhat sheltered from the louder neighboring campsites.

Miss Ella has developed a crazy fear of bugs. She spent the first 10 minutes of our trip screaming at the top of her lungs because she saw some ants on the ground. Trying to find the best way to help her through, I remembered that she's generally impressionable and if mom and dad seem to enjoy something, than it's alright for her too.

"Bugs are Ooooohhhkaaaaaaay," became our mantra. We said it with big smiles on our faces. Fortunately, it didn't take too long to convince her. Next time you see Ella, say, "Bugs are....." and she'll finish the sentence for you. We also had to make a "Camping is fun" mantra as well. Here's Her Royal Cuteness in the morning amidst 'smeeping bags' in our tent.

At playing with the lantern at night.

And Tyler being camera shy.

Junuh had the most fun while on the trip. He filled hours chasing squirrels up trees and standing guard as they jabbered angrily at him from a branch. We love our dog.

We played in the river. The water is freezing, but Ella is never deterred by that.

The weather was gorgeous, bringing out the best of Eleven Mile.

Savor the rest of summer, everyone! We sure are.