I went to pick up Casey from work around 2:00 so we could just leave right from Springville. We arrived at Thousand Lakes campground around 5:30. The Hess family, Furr family, and mom and dad had already arrived and set up their camp sites. When Case and I got there we checked into our little cabin, unloaded our things into our cabin, then went to join the others who were playing on the playground and grassy field.
What we thought would be a nice 65-70 degree camping trip, turned into be a very cold, but still fun 45 degree camping trip. When I hopped out of the car I was shocked to how cold it was. The weather was only to get colder the later it got, luckily thanks to Amy who had prepared us, we came prepared with winter coats and blankets.
We played on the playground and watched the boys play frisbee for awhile, then decided it was time to start cooking dinner. The wind was blowing so hard so we decided to set up the stove under the tiny awning attached to the small cabin, surprisingly the awning gave off a lot of protection from the wind. When dinner was ready we all huddled together into Mom and Dad's small cabin to eat. We ate a delicious dinner of spaghetti, French bread, and a green salad.
After dinner, a few of the boys went outside the cabin to build a fire. Once dinner was cleaned up, we all went outside to sit by the fire.
|Typical Jared pose|
Casey and I went in our cabin to get Mason ready for bed, we washed him down, put on his jammies, fed him is bottle, read him stores, and sang him songs then tried to lay him down in his pack-n-play. As soon as we laid him down he started screaming. We laid Mason in our bed and I sang songs to him until he fell asleep. Once he was asleep I put him pack in his pack-n-play where he slept through the whole night!!
The next morning was just, if not, colder then the night before. The wind was blowing so hard! Once we all got ready for the day we went over to Mom and Dad's cabin again to get breakfast ready. We had a yummy breakfast of muffins, bagels, sausage, donuts, bacon, chocolate milk, and hot chocolate. By about 9:30 in the morning the weather finally started to heat up and the wind stopped blowing.
After the pioneer house it was onto the pioneer farm. The pioneers had planted fruit trees in such random places. You would be driving and see a field of a few dozen fruit trees. You are able to go and pick all the fruit you want. Growing up on a fruit farm, you'd think we would of had our fill of picking fruit, but we ended up spending about an hour picking apples from the trees. This ended up being Casey's favorite part of the trip! While we were picking apples a few deer crossed through the orchard right in front of us.
After Case and I got back to our car we decided to go visit the old Fruita Schoolhouse while we waited for the others to return. I forgot to take pictures of the schoolhouse, but it was a tiny one room schoolhouse with only about 11 desks inside. Being a teacher myself, I was amazed at how little supplies the teacher was given to teach between 10-25 kids all day. If you pressed a button a recording came on of the old teacher that used to teach in this schoolhouse. She definitely went through a lot for only $57/month including the students being so mean to her they put a dead snake on her chair! This experience made me so grateful for our school system we have now!
After visiting the schoolhouse we met up with the rest of the family. By this time it was about 4:00 and we were all starving. We decided to head back towards Torrey to eat at a small hamburger joint called Slacker's.