Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Break!!

This weekend I had Monday and today (Tuesday) off for fall break. Well, so did my sister-in-law, Krista, (she works in a school, too), so a while ago, we decided to get together with her and her husband, Kris, this weekend at a spot located about half-way between us for a camp out. Carl also had Monday off and Kris took off Monday morning. So, we both drove to the campground Friday night, setup our tents, and then had all of Saturday and all of Sunday for camp out fun! And fun we did have! It was a blast! It was a wonderful time, just spending time together, in nature with nothing to do but hike around, throw a football, play with the dogs, and sit around the fire and chat. Now that is RELAXATION! We camped at a site in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Fall is our favorite season, and the weather and nature did not disappoint. The trees were just starting to turn, and the crisp feel of fall was in the air.

We went to a place called Garden of the gods, though we know it was actually formed by the only God. There were amazing rock formations, that displayed God's awesome beauty and power. I always wonder, too, about how much of what I see was a result of the flood. I've put all of our pictures in a slideshow, so if you want to zoom in on any, just click on them within the slide show, and they will zoom for you. I love the first one best, as far as photograph quality, as I think the lighting is gorgeous. Anyhow, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to do it again!

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Jenny said...

Oh wow, great photos! I loved seeing them. What was that amazing rock wall-thing? I have never seen anything like that before! It's so great to see you, even in camping photos! Miss you!

One Happy Family said...

Hmmm . . . I'll let you think that camping is the way to relax - my idea of relaxing is when the kids are in bed and I'm in a bath with a good book, tall iced tea, and maybe a pomegranate (sp) - ooohhh yippee I just realized it is pomegranate season! woo hoo . . . oh sorry. this is about you . . . :-) love the photos - I am just not a big camper. My Dad MADE me camp when I was a kid. Now that I have kids, I see it as a whole lotta work. I am glad you had a great time.

Amanda said...

I love to go camping! How exciting! Do you remember coming up to salt creek with Jenny and Dan. I am so glad you got to come up with us! What a great way to spend some extra time with your hubby!!!