Sunday, August 9, 2009

Island Life

A planned trip to Sucia Island with Grandma and Grandpa Boat is what was in store for us last week. It got started a day late because of some minor difficulties with the boat but we were able to get going on Thursday without a stitch. We started actually on Wednesday with a picnic at Birch Bay, hot dogs, homemade potato salad and fresh fruit skewers. We left on Thursday afternoon and headed straight to the island. Grandpa was sure to try out the engines to make sure they were working so we got there in record time I am sure of it;) We brought our tent and most of our camping supplies and stayed on shore while Gma and Gpa stayed on their boat. We did plenty of hiking, beach-combing, crabbing, oyster hunting, fishing and eating. It was a lot of fun. We actually caught 6 crab and found a few dozen oysters, these were all eaten and enjoyed. Grace got a tip about first aid from Gma on a girls only hike. We learned that Gma can make brownies on the boat:) And every night there was a beautiful sunset to enjoy. This was our first trip with our new queen size air mattress, and although many who will be kept anonymous would like to criticize, I think we are sold on it. It didn't go flat and there was plenty of room for both of us. Happy Wife, Happy Life! Meaning my bones and joints did not hurt at all in the morning:) We love camping and I don't think this will be our last trip island camping. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa we had a lot of fun(understatement)and we will look forward to another trip in the future:)

1 comment:

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

What happy campers. Looks like the weather cooperated for you. Horray!