Camp Last Hurrah

Clearing some additional land so we can put up the BIG 10x14 ten-man tent!

Clearing some additional land so we can put up the BIG 10×14 ten-man tent!

When a big group campout at Fort Flagler fell through due to a big storm, I offered the option of the boys all camping at our house. We have a big tent, had just come back from camping in British Columbia during hockey camp, and I felt like it would be easy…how hard could one night be in a tent with 7 boys? Really? I would soon find out…It was epic fun, though! Great way to close out summer with friends.

Tent is up, ground is fairly level, and we are wiped out! Time for some snacks...

Tent is up, ground is fairly level, and we are wiped out! Time for some snacks…

Wolfing down Pirate Booty and playing Magic while waiting for friends to arrive.

Wolfing down Pirate Booty and playing Magic while waiting for friends to arrive.

After chili for dinner with all the parents around my fire pit, and the most amazing blackberry crumble EVER made by my friend Patricia, it's time to wind the kids down. This looks all nice and peaceful - cards in the tent by headlamp - but it took some doing to get here! I think I still owe my neighbors an email ;)

After chili for dinner with all the parents around my fire pit, and the most amazing blackberry crumble EVER made by my friend Patricia, it’s time to wind the kids down. This looks all nice and peaceful – cards in the tent by headlamp – but it took some doing to get here! I think I still owe my neighbors an email 😉

Morning came fast and furious with a pillow fight (7 boys in a tent!) and then an expansive Nerf gun war with raids on the home .5 mi down the street where all the girls were sleeping over!

Morning came fast and furious with a pillow fight (7 boys in a tent!) and then an expansive Nerf gun war with raids on the home .5 mi down the street where all the girls were sleeping over!

Sam making eggs over my portable propane campfire  (the burn ban was in effect).

Sam making eggs over my portable propane campfire (the burn ban was in effect).

Such a great time! I was super tired, though, after an epic day riding, then throwing hay bales (110 lbs might be too much for me!), clearing land, setting up camp, cooking and boy wrangling. The next day I took a rare (like every 4 years!) nap for an hour and woke up feeling like a train had run me down! It was worth it, though!

Such a great time! I was super tired, though, after an epic day riding, then throwing hay bales (110 lbs might be too much for me!), clearing land, setting up camp, cooking and boy wrangling. The next day I took a rare (like every 4 years!) nap for an hour and woke up feeling like a train had run me down! It was worth it, though!

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