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Memorial Day Camping Trip

We took our annual camping trip this Memorial Day with Will's parents & brother.  However, this year our group grew with the addition of our friends Matt & Brandy as well as Will's Uncle Charles, Aunt Aura and their two grandson, Clayton & Derik.

We spent the weekend on the Greenbrier River in West Virginia - same place as last year.  Will & I rented a camper with Matt & Brandy this year, so we could have some extra room.  Unfortunately, the campgrounds idea of a pullout sofa that sleeps two was not the same idea we had.  Thankfully, the kitchen table converted to a bed too, so Will and I could sleep more comfortably.  Should have taken a picture of it - oops!

It was very relaxing.  On Friday, Will & his brother, Brent took their kayaks and fished/floated down the river.  Unfortunately, the water was a bit higher than usual and they hit some rapids, so Will lost some fishing rods and a few other items when his kayak took on some water.  Here are a few pics of their return to camp:



Later that night, Will's dad Mark took one of the boys fishing, but he ended up in the river...haha:


Saturday was fun - we went for a drive around the area to look around:
The Greenbrier Hotel

At the Trout Farm



Exploring on the Greenbrier River
  



Will & I

Brandy & Matt

Brent & Will
Saturday night was a blast!  Uncle Charles made a fish fry - I don't eat fish, but filled up on some AMAZING hush puppies.  We made Margaritas and Pink Panty Pull-downs - yum, yum!!

Sunday morning, the guys were supposed to have their guided fishing trip, but it got cancelled due to the high water.  But, that didn't stop our guys - Will, Brent & Matt headed out on their kayaks for a few hours and Mark & Derik headed out to fish on the banks upriver:

Will cooking breakfast before heading out on the river

Will & Matt

Matt, Brent & Will

Brent, Mark & Will

Brent, Derik, Mark & Will
 Us gals took it easy around the campground - a little nap and some snacks are all we need.  Our last night was full of more great food and smores!
Brandy & Matt

As always, we had a wonderful time.  The only thing missing was Sophie :(  She always loved our camping trips, especially on the Greenbrier, cause she loved to swim (with a life jacket of course, bulldogs aren't the most buoyant).  Can't wait for next year's trip!!

Check out Uncle Charles' blog for some more pics:  http://spicharlie.blogspot.com/

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Having my sisters (and family) visit camp for the 1st time
The West Virginia State Fair
More family camp visits
Taking my pups on walks at camp

Spending Christmas with our families

Celebrating my brother-in-laws 40th birthday
Visiting South Padre Island and Mexico

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