Last Saturday my family dispersed into 3 different directions to camp out for the evening. I slept in a treehouse with Aubri and 5 of her friends (and a couple of moms) in Southwest Oklahoma.
|Practicing their scared faces. (I'm told they had REAL scared faces in the haunted corn maze later...|
|There was camp food at the lake for David and his friends.|
|Aubri and the girls sang and cleaned for their Dining Hall meals.|
|Fishing at the lake.|
The treehouse camp experience was quite a bit better than last year. I felt safer up off the ground even though I mentally prepared for how to position myself and Aubri should the treehouse fall over.
This cabin had two solid doors, while one of the doors in last year's cabin was a screen door so we had to place an unused mattress against it to fend off the cold night air. And the treehouse was equipped with a fan that drowned out all the night life noises; the girls couldn't stay awake if they wanted to ... or maybe that was just me. I slept like a log in my sleeping bag. Last year we had to just take the raucous canine chorus of the coyote and the hooting of the owls and the deer tromping around. Ok, so the deer didn't really make much noise but we could feel their presence all around through the thin plywood walls!
We all had fun at our respective camp outs, but I think we were all happy to get home to our own beds.