Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Back From Vacation

This is a picture heavy post sorry!
It's that time of the year again. Time to load up the camper and truck for a camping trip.
We headed up to Ely, MN and drove up the Echo Trail. The road is only good for a short while and then looks a lot like this.Then it turns to dirt.We got to the very small camp ground area. Literally this is all the space we had there. (Roasting marshmallows here.)Did a little fishing. This is Noley's first ride in a boat, he did pretty good. Two days were really windy so we headed to town for some time at the park in town. I can't remember the last time I saw one of these jungle gyms. The kids were all about it.
We made a requisite stop at the International Wolf Center. This is just one of the big wolves.
The highlight is that they have puppies! We got to see them for a program they have there aimed at desensitizing them to human contact.That wore out Noley who fell asleep eating a Oreo.
The last day brought a false sense of security with a sunny day to start then slowly disintegrated into thunderstorms and hail.

On the third round of hail we decided to go home the next day.

We did have a beautiful sunset that night though.

Our last stop on they way home was at an underground mine tour. KD thought this was the cats meow. I quote, "Mom, do they still have mines like that? I think I might want to do that when I grow up."

Home again, playing catch up with house stuff and kid needs. Happy summer!


saunaknitter said...

Looks like fun! Gorgeous sunset pic. That is so cute about Kyle too:)

Naomi said...

Looks like a lovely vacation! Except the part about the wind and hail... eww. When we went to SD, W really wanted to see a wolf (we didn't)so I'll have to show him your pics!!

Brita said...

It looks like you guys had fun, mostly. Hopefully the weather is nice when I get back home. Not too hot. Today was our warmest day....it was 66. Love you, miss you. Kisses to the kids.

Rani said...

Photo blogs are the best! Looks like a blast except the hail.

Those wolf pups are getting big! We saw them in June - just wee things.

We have not done that mine yet. The kids keep asking and I keep making excuses. The truth is, I think I may have a panic episode right down there deep underground.

Adorable kids. I love the oreo pic best!!!

Anonymous said...

Aren't kids fun? I'm looking forward to having them this wknd.
Love, yer old lady

Alaina said...

Looks like you had a great camping trip. I have never been to either Ely or the Wolf Center...We hope to make the trek yet this summer, maybe...