Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Camp 2009

We got to go up to Camp for the first time in 8 years and bring Olivia and Gabe for their first visits. For those of y'all who don't know, my (Jeremy's) mother's family owns a cabin on a lake in way upstate NY. If you want go somewhere remote, this is the place. No cell phones (except for Jeff's for some reason...), no TV, no internet. you have to take a boat to the house because there aren't any roads around the lake. Our power is primarily solar cells and car batteries. Heat (which is necessary in the summer sometimes) is a wood burning stove. I can't think of a more relaxing place to go on vacation. You just have to decide whether you want to fish, hike, nap, read a book, play cards or do a puzzle. There's really nothing else to do. For a satellite photo, click here.

Here are some pics of the trip.

Fenton's Camp

Foggy Morning

Aunt Joan Welch
my godmother and the matriarch of the Fenton clan

Daddy and Olivia spending some quality time fishing.

Climbing Owl's Head Mountain

The climb even tuckered out Gabe.

"Hmm... I know I put that lid around here somewhere..."

Gabe trying on hats.

Nana taking the girls out for a canoe ride.

Olivia and her cousin, Kira, feeding the ducks. By the end of the week we had learned that we were not supposed to be feeding them, as it could make them sick.

Gabe being his usual happy self. He wouldn't sit still for long on that toy. The kid has a wild urge to move all over.
Olivia doing her best Elvis impersonation. She was a dancing fool all over the boat.

Gabe seemed to spend most of the trip strapped to mommy. When he saw the Baby Bjorn, he went nuts.

It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Olivia contemplating the waves.

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