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!!
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