Saturday, April 4, 2015

Atlanta State Park - March 31 - April 4, 2015

We just got back from our annual "Spring Break" camping trip!!

We spent 4 nights at Atlanta State Park in northeast Texas and had a fun time!

Here are some picture highlights from our trip!  :-)

I have to point out that ALL day Tuesday Anna was either laying against the camper or the truck!  She was going to make sure we didn't forget her! LOL!  In fact as soon as the kids opened the back door to the truck she jumped in (we of course had to pull her out to put her in the kennel in the back of the truck...but she was one excited puppy dog)!

So our first full day there we decided to do some fishing...of course no luck there (we NEVER have any luck fishing LOL but the kids sure do enjoy trying).  And of course, wherever there is water they are going to find a way to get in it...even if the water is freezing cold!

That afternoon Alyssa and I went on a walk by ourselves!!  We had such a fun time finding all different kinds of wildflowers, that we later drew in our nature journals!

At one point of the hike we came across two wild hogs...they were in the distance a bit and I was going to get a picture until I realized that they were running towards us.  I figured I better find a way to keep Alyssa and I safe.  If they wouldn't have stopped when they did I was going to have her give her loudest scream!  That would have definitely scared them away, along with the rest of the wildlife in the park! LOL!  Hindsight - I wish I would have gotten that picture!  They were HUGE!

For dinner that night we had grilled chicken wings!  YUM!!  I tried three new recipes and all were very good!!

So the next morning we decided to take another hike, but this time we brought along the boys, Daddy and Anna!  :-)

We then came back and played around at the camper for a bit.  The kids had a rope.  Oh what fun you can have with a rope! LOL!

That afternoon we decided to take a trip into town and of course had to end up at Wal-Mart!  I mean, what's a vacation without a trip to Wal-Mart?!?!  We found some really cute suit sets for the boys for Easter and realized that they needed hair cuts!  So we got their hair cuts, ate supper, and even went and got some ice cream!  We also bought a movie to take back to the camper to watch that night (it was RV of course LOL!)

Here is Aaron with his haircut :-)  (he was being silly and putting it into a mohawk - which it does so well going into a mohawk LOL!)

Friday morning I tried a new breakfast recipe - monkey bread! YUM!  It was a hit!  :-)

We tried some more fishing - still no luck!  :-(

That afternoon it was threatening to rain so we came in the camper and played with our new book we got - Sea Creature Origami.  (Daddy took a nap).  We managed to get a seal made!  It was not easy!!  I am going to have to do some studying on this before we do much more with this book!

Later that afternoon the kids, Anna and I went on another hike!  This time we ran across a cottonmouth snake!!  OH MY!  The trail was suppose to cross a creek, but it was flooded (the lake was WAY up!)  So we had to walk off the path to find a point where we could cross the creek so that we could continue on the trail.  We came to a point that looked like a good spot to cross - until I spotted the snake!  Of course I screamed!  But I did manage to get a picture of it!  We just moved further down the creek to find another spot to cross and left that guy alone!

Check out the dogwood in full bloom in the background of this picture!!  There was wild dogwood everywhere and it was beautiful!

See that lake behind us - that was suppose to be the trail...but it was just a wee bit flooded.

And here is our snake friend - YIKES!

One last picture - the last morning - the kids are getting too big to pile in bed with us!! LOL!

We had an awesome time!

Until next time,


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