Sunday, April 19, 2009

Camping "Lite"

We wanted to do something fun with the kids over their Spring Break, so decided on "camping lite"...we spent the night out at the Rancho, our mission's training institute out north of town with our friends Edwin and Anita. They have 3 boys around Micah's age and we always enjoy spending time with them. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing pretty strongly that day so we couldn't have a campfire without risking setting the whole valley on fire...we also had to settle for setting up the tents in their backyard, which has a hedge around it that protects it somewhat from the wind. Even though it wasn't exactly what we had planned, though, the kids had a blast and it was a great success!

A view of the Rancho
Roasting marshmallows over the grill.

Goofing off.
Gracia spent the night in the living room.

Now how does this thing go?

Edwin, Anita, and two of their boys
checking out the big tent.

Micah and Andrés in the two-man tent.

Uh-oh, I think it's about somebody's bedtime...

Miguel and Jojo are finally tucked into the shark tent...

About two seconds later...yup, he's already asleep!
Jkaile and I didn't mind missing out on sleeping in the tents!
Miguel said it got pretty cold and he didn't get much sleep...

Flowering cactus...

This plant suddenly shot up this flowering stem, or
whatever it is...we were amazed because it wasn't
there just a couple of weeks ago!

And of course, on the way back to town we
stopped to pick up a few more rocks for
our garden...


Cindy said...

It seems that no matter what time of year...any time we wanted to make a fire for roasting marshmallows... in Mexico I mean.....the wind started to blow...always made me really nervous!!

Norberto Kurrle said...

I love your cacti garden! Camping trips are the best, aren't they! Thanks so much for your question about the soccer ball for Rodri. I've got a plan how it can work, but I need your email. Can you send it to me here:


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