We arrived on Saturday way earlier than normal because of a different travel plan this year. I loved it and I think it might be our plan for future years. The kids and I met Drew and Emma in Albany which is less than three hours from camp. We usually have an 8-9 hour drive that day. We took the day to leisurely travel to camp and do some exploring in the Adirondacks (here). Arriving at camp at 3pm was great! It felt like we had the entire day yet to play and prepare for the week.
|Ferry ride to camp|
|My fishing boys|
Unfortunately for us the weather was not in our favor for too much of the week. It rained way too much for my liking and camp was just a little too muddy. The rain doesn't really stop the kiddos because they will play in anything. It just gave me a reason to cuddle under a blanket and read. That was awesome, but I would have much rather been enjoying the outside.
|Way too many skies like this|
|We were headed to the lake when it started pouring so Samuel played in the rain behind our cabin.|
|Jonah doing a little puddle jumping|
|This group took a bide ride that began with sun and ended in pouring rain|
|Hayden and Samuel were muddy messes after the ride|
|I was pretty sick of my raincoat by Friday|
|Emma loved having Alice at camp....Uncle Mark's niece|
|Sassy 5 year olds Lauren and Elena|
|College roommates and friends for 20+ years! Crazy that Erica just happens to be Drew's cousin too!|
|Hetty! It was her 30th year at camp!|
Leaving is never easy because it is way too long until we see Drew's family again. We were "wa widi'd" this year at Friday night ice cream since we left so early on Saturday. That stunk, but it made Saturday morning a little less emotional for us all.
Even the weather was gloomy as we left our beloved shores of Lake Champlain....
|Our tradition is to eat apple cider donuts for breakfast when we leave camp. It's the only donut worth eating in my opinion.|
We are always happier when we take the ferry picture going to camp. Despite the rain we had a memory-filled awesome week. Can't wait to return next year and do it all over again!!!!
Wa Widi Eagle Camp....