Sunday, June 19, 2011

Camping at Santa Margarita Lake

Santa Margarita Lake is about 4 hours north of LA and inland so we had plenty of sun and warmth (except for upper 40's at night).  Why there?  We met up with the Hockenbrocks, who live in Nothern Cal and the Provosts, who are in our South Bay group.  Fun times!!!

The kids looking like an old married couple watching time pass.  They sat in their chairs while Ryan and I set up camp!

 There were 5 wild turkeys that roamed around.  The kids loved it!

The kids were up at 5:30 the first morning and Amelia decided she "wanted to go home".  Sorry sista!  She snapped out of it and we had a great day hiking, fishing, playing baseball and eating!!
This was the lake with steam rising up from it.  

Dirty girl but HAPPY.  She loves camping!

Ryan thought it would be a good idea to take Jbird across this fallen tree.  A little scary but they made it :)

 We hiked around part of the lake and here is a picture looking back at our camp!  Cars in the middle!

S'mores time baby!!!

 Jeremy's stick would not stop smoking and he LOVED it.  It was like special powers.

Glow sticks of course!

The kids slept in for Ryan on Father's Day so we didn't get up until 7:30.  YAHOO!  We ate a great breakfast, gave him some homemade gifts and packed up and headed home.  It was a fun weekend and the kids dirt proved it but man, it feels good to sit on a couch after a hot shower!!!  Until the next camping trip...

Here is a picture as we drove back toward the coast...the fog is creeping in!  It was really cool looking!


Arutunian family said...

Awesome!!! So glad you guys had a good time!!!! Now it's time to plan a trip to arrowhead with us!!! Kinda like camping but you get a cabin, bunk beds and hot baths. Lake, hiking, wildlife... Come on guys, let us know when you have free time.

Nicole said...

Looks like a great trip! :)
-Auntie cole

the gerbdrians said...

I love the picture of Ryno all geeked out in camping gear. Looks like fun. Wish we could've been there! Spencer is still too wimpy to try to camp with the kids. He keeps telling me "2 more years"...