Expectations vs Reality

We’ve been looking forward to our first family campout of the year for some time. Alas, the weather has been so cold this spring, we were concerned that our children would freeze at night. We decided to head south toward St. George where the overnight lows were predicted to be in the low 50’s instead of the low 30’s. However, the weatherman doesn’t always know what he is talking about and we froze anyway. I checked the temperature at 7:30 the next morning, and it was 44 degrees. We still had a great time though. We found a stream that the boys amused themselves throwing rocks into.
Daniel discovered watermelon and consumed about 3lbs that evening. Clark made a great dutch oven dinner of pork chops and potatoes, which we topped off with smores. We all snuggled down in our tent. Sleeping in a tent is almost as great as Disneyland for our boys, and much cheaper too.
By lunchtime the next day we had exhausted the activities in our area, with the hot sun directly overhead and no shade we decided to pack up a little early and head home. We had planned on stopping for dinner and playing at a park on the way, but once again we were fouled by the weather. There is nothing like a howling wind to ruin a picnic. When we arrived home, we enjoyed the nicest weather since leaving, 70 degrees, and calm. So, the expectation was for a
wonderful time with great weather, and the reality was the weather didn’t cooperate, but we
still had a pretty good time. When we asked Ben
what his favorite part of the campout was he said without hesitation, “roasting marshmellows”.

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4 thoughts on “Expectations vs Reality

  1. I love that you guys get everyone out despite the work! (Was that your article in the Ensign???) Luckily for our kids one of their parents is like you (betcha can’t guess which one…)

  2. Hey guys…found your blog through Leslie’s…I enjoyed reading about your camping trip, sounds like life is going good for you, have a good one!

  3. Hey Winesaps – we would love to get together at the cabin. I think we could safetly do it about anytime in June. Come on up.
    I love the camping pics. How did you get the lay out like that lillie??

  4. Oops. Don’t think I’m a hopeless speller. Me thinks me spelled something wrong in my last comment! Please forgive not spelling safely correctly!

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