Friday, August 11, 2017

Hot Chocolate and Hikes

On our first full day camping, we started our morning with hot chocolate around the fire...it is one of those camping things that just has to be done! The kids ran around, I made some sandwiches in the RV, we changed and headed off for a hike. This is seriously such a beautiful spot! As we walked through fields of wild flowers and under gigantic pine trees it was impossible to not be in awe. The kids did pretty well not complaining for the most part and we reached a beautiful little spot on the river where we hung out when we were here last, although the water levels were much higher this year because of all the snow they got in the mountains during the winter. We ate our lunch and the kids played in the freezing water for quite awhile. It took Ella the longest to get up the courage to get in, but she did! I was happy enjoying the sun from the rocks :-).
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So many people that stay at our campground get up early and head into the heart of Yosemite in the morning, which means there is no one around hiking these paths when we go. We love having this cool spot all to ourselves anytime we want to head out!
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caught him haha! He was so mad at me ;-)
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Addie reached into the water and grabbed a crawfish with her bare hands! She is amazing!
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Preston spotted this cute little frog...and then Addie caught him.
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Later that afternoon after being back at camp for awhile we decided to walk to the general store, promising the kids they could pick a treat when we got there. It was a little longer than anticipated, but I thought it was fun! We couldn't convince them to do it again the next day though ;-)!
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