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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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