Sunday, June 24, 2007

Back to the great outdoors

Our first camping trip of the summer is behind us. We spent the night last night at Cherry Plain State Park.

What was great about this trip was that we went with most of the other families from our Cub Scout den. There were four families there. Counting siblings, there were 10 kids altogether. Everyone had someone else the same age to play with. As a result, they all had a blast.

It was a little too chilly to swim, but there were plenty of other things to do. It was 24 hours of fishing, hiking, skipping rocks, playing ball and just plain running around.

Last night after the kids went to sleep the moms and dads stayed up late chit chatting around the campfire. Wow! Socializing with other adults without kids around! How often does that happen?

It was a quick trip – just one night. But everyone had a great time, and the little campground we discovered is a hidden gem. We all agreed that this might have to become an annual event.

4 comments:

Shannon said...

You do realize that you were about 15 minutes away from my house, right?

;)

Roon said...

Yes, I was aware we were in your neck of the woods. I suppose Cheery Plain isn't so much of a "hidden gem" for you. But none of us had heard of it before.

Shannon said...

Actually, I didn't know that there was a lake there. It's not really a getaway for us but I'll have to remember that.

You should also take in the Petersburg Pass. Take 22 further north to Rt 2 and follow it up over the mountain. Wonderful view from the top and a nice hiking trail there too.

Scoop said...

I miss those Cub Scout days, my wife and I were leaders and both of us worked at Camp Wakpominee in Ft. Ann, she handled the crafts and I was the sports director

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