Just got back from another campout with my family and my wife's best friend and her family. Our kids are close friends too, so they had a blast. We just spent two nights and three days out. My little one was soooo tired, she knocked out within a minute of lying down. My older one is still up. I think she is excited about opening presents tomorrow and that is probably keeping her awake.
What did we do...
We ate a lot, hiked a little, fished a little, relaxed under the stars, ate, looked at wildlife, ate, watched the kids ranging from 2 to 5 run around and have a great time not watching TV!
My wife had camera duty as her camera ran out of batteries and she comandeered mine. So no pictures of food or fire or guy toys.
Here are some pictures:
Some nice scenery.
My oldest, the fisherman, er girl.
My baby girl, pondering life, or at least what will be the next thing she gets to eat. Growing kids are voracious!
My highlights besides just being out with the family were (and you might find these strange):
I followed a pig down a game trail and stopped about 15 feet from it. It didn't notice me, but I back away and left when I noticed a little piglet with the mama. They weren't very big. The mama was maybe 75 - 100 pounds, but it had a baby. I backed out and found my friend's husband and we snuck back and saw that they were still there. Then we left. Sorry, no pictures. But I did recognize the mama pig as the same one that ran past our camp several times the night before. My wife best friend and I were enjoying the evening playing her favorite game after all the kids and spouses were asleep, when the pig trotted by behind her. It was a good 10-15 feet behind her and it wasn't agressive, just passing through. Man, she jumped. She jumped pretty high. I just laughed. After maybe about the third time that happened, it trotted by again and snorted. She almost jump on me. She ended up kind of hiding behind me. I couldn't get her out of her tent the next night. My wife and I had a good chuckle about that.
The second highlight for me was how cold it seemed to have gotten last night. I didn't feel very cold, but I noticed that my nose felt cold when I touched it and the amount of breath fog was more than I have ever seen in Hawaii, including the summit of Haleakala. There was just so much, it was pretty cool. I was showing my wife that my wet hand would steam up too. All in all, pretty cool to me (warm weather guy).
Merry Christmas everyone! Aloha!