One of our final summer family outings was our annual Linda Loo Weekend. The cousins had never been to Zions Camp before (in Belfair, WA) so we decided that would be our destination this year.
We had our own little tent village right along the road. Nice for watching other campers pull into camp, not so nice for privacy or dust levels;).
It was great spending time together celebrating birthdays, eating lots of unhealthy camp food, and just hanging out!
Despite the fact that it was August, it was definitely on the chilly side a lot of the time, so we lived in hoodies a good portion of the weekend--M & G took the hoodie thing to a whole new level.
So much to do at Zions!
Lots of fun playing in the big field, utilizing the big rope swings, and riding bikes all over camp.
The sun came out one day too which made for great lakeside activities!!
Paddle boats, blow up toys from home, & floating docks came in pretty handy.
Lots of fun on the waterslide as well!
Us girls had a little boating adventure--we are seriously amazing rowers;).
The boys had fun with pretty much everything. They even checked out both of the water rope swings, despite the lower water levels.
And there was still plenty more exciting activities to enjoy!
Archery was a hit.
Horseshoes was pretty fun--well, for everyone but Joseph who must have gotten himself in trouble.
The ropes course was pretty awesome--even grandma got in on the excitement here (top right).
Here she is attempting the tarzan swing, which was pretty entertaining (see laughing faces in below pic).
We all had fun messing around with the suspended log.
Of course the tire swings were also pretty fun.
And there were plenty of other challenges to play around with as well!
Like this rolling log.
And our big finale--this giant wall that the kids all managed to make it over; the first time all on their own.
And then there were still all the clever swings at the unique camp park.
And some pretty fun wildlife to observe--like the mother squirrel we watched moving homes, carrying (see top right pic) baby after baby after baby down the road and up a tree to a new little burrow. It was a cool site, and Kevin and Jill were completely enthralled (left pic). I think we quietly watched this taking place for around 30 minutes or so.
Apparently, we had so much fun that it became necessary to do a lot of this ...
And of course camp wouldn't be the same without a cozy campfire and s'mores. Fortunately, there wasn't a complete fire ban at the time of our visit, so we were able to enjoy some fun and warm evenings together around the fire.
We sure do love our G-ma Loo Weekends!!