Family Camping-2014

This was the first time our family did a little vacation together. We went camping at Paradise Lake Campgrounds in Appomattox, Virginia.

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Obe, Jill and family were the true campers and thanks to them we all had a good time sitting around the campfire and eating from the grill over the firepit.

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The rest of us were “sissyfied” or “comfyfied”-and proud of it!

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Keith and Alivia, Noah & Lauren had a cabin. It had a small refrigerator and microwave.

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Gene and I, along with Emily had the only cottage. (Only 4 people were allowed per site). It had a kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, microwave and sink. We also had our own bathroom with shower!!!

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We took the golf cart along and thoroughly enjoyed cruising the trails and grounds.

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Fished all morning, caught no fishes…fished all morning,  caught no fishes….the problem was Jesus didn’t stop by and tell them to cast on the other side of the pier!

(The ladies, except for Lauren, went antique and thrift store shopping in historic downtown Appomattox)

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We celebrated three birthdays, Ryan, Noah and Grandpa.

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The chain goes around and it makes a noise!  He played all afternoon with it, pretending to cut down trees.

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Noah also got his first legos which the children had fun putting together.

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Playing with legos

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Ryan wanted tools and he got a real cordless drill.

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Surprise!  Grandpa got cashews!!!

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Obe, Karla, Ryan and Lauren braved the COLD water.

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Lauren…I think I will, I think I will….

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Karla keeping her head above the water.  She finally after much encouragement took the plunge into the cold!

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Emily

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Grandpa-tuckered out!

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Lauren and Karla

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Lauren, Karla and Noah

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Jill and Ryan

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Obe-I wonder what he is thinking???

I looked around the campfire and liked our feet!

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