20 April 2015

Big Bear Camping Part 2

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Ready to tackle the Castle Rock trail.

 

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1 mile… straight up!

 

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Beautiful views as we got higher.

 

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My hiking buddy. He keeps me young. ;)

 

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The base of Castle Rock.

 

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We made it to the top! What a view!

 

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Time to head down.

 

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Little Explorer in training.

 

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We love our family hikes.

 

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Stopped in at the Discovery Center.

 

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Roar!

 

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Little Bear meets Big Bear.

 

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Story time.

 

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Bean bag toss.

 

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Alpine Slide.

 

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The girls and Morgan on the ski lift.

 

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My cuddle bear.

 

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Camping is not complete without pepper bellies (aka Frito pie or tacos in a bag).

The weather in Big Bear was perfectly sunny and cool during the day and very chilly at night. Grateful for the heater we had to keep us warm and toasty. (Thanks, Uncle Ben!)

The kids love camping and although it’s never been Morgan’s favorite thing, he’s always been a good sport about doing it anyway. When we asked the girls what they liked most about our camping trip, they said, “EVERYTHING!”

I enjoy making special “camping food” because to me, food becomes part of our fondest memories, too. Things like bacon and eggs in the morning, GIANT marshmallows for s’mores, roasted hot dogs, and pepper bellies…

All things we don’t regularly eat at home but become a fun tradition when we camp.

Thankful for all the sweet memories we had and the extra time we got to spend as a family.

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