In August we were able to go to Refugio Beach with the Thompson's. This was my seventh year, and not being a camper, I must say I am pretty proud of myself for happily enduring! Our girls absolutely love it and and of course Johnny! John was kind enough to buy us a top of the line air mattress that truly made all the difference for me. We even brought our nice warm comforter. At times it even felt like we were home. Just kidding. Ya right!! :) It was really windy during the night, but the kids slept really well and were always up early eager to see what the day would bring. Janet and Sherry Risser always made sure there was plenty of delicious food around, and as always Bill cooked up his famous stakes on the last night. Our good friends Quinten and Shelly and their darling baby Boyd came down from San Jose to spend the day with us. It was so great to see them as always. And what would our trip have been like without Jason and Kate. They were able to come up on our last day. We talked Kate into going kayaking and assured her that even though she did not have a swim suit she would not get that wet. Well, John and I looked over just in time to see their kayak turn over into the freezing water. We can laugh now, but I'm not sure if Kate will ever. It was awful but memorable. Thanks Kate!!! Here are some pictures from our adventure. Uncle Jeff dug a huge hole for the kids. They called it their fort and played in it everyday.
The three Amiga's. Ellie and Paige love their cousin Liv!! They were inseparable all week and were sad to say goodbye. This is Ellie's sixth year going to Refugio and such a fun tradition that they look forward to.
All the grand kids love their Grandpa. He always takes them on a hike to "the cliff." Emma was good little camper. Taking a baby camping in the crawling phase is always interesting. We had a lot of fun though and survived yet another year at Refugio!!

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Taryn Hannemann Harris said...

I was soooo sad I wasnt able to go AGAIN this year! One year I will be able to go, I swear! For sure next year because then Brian and I will be married and we will be able to go places together! Hahaha! I love the pictures! The girls are so gorgeous! I miss them like you wouldnt believe! Ive been so busy with my little London! He is so sweet! I will have to bring him to see you sometime! Kisses for my girls! Miss you! Love ya!