Matt's vacation days turnover at the end of June. Matt had one day left and of course I was not about to let him loose a single minute of paid vacation so last minute he took his day and I planned a VERY last minute camping trip to a nearby state park called Ohiopyle. Let me tell you this is one of the coolest state parks I've been to and I have been to a lot!! It felt like we were on a high all weekend long. Carter looked like he was in a dream world, Matt loved showing him how "to be a man," and I loved sitting back and watching the two boys I love more than anyone else in the world have so much fun and enjoyment (and I LOVED being in nature once again). Growing up my family was always camping (and if I still lived in UT I would still be camping with them all the time) so it felt awesome being back and doing something I have a deep passion for.
Now to be honest, I thought it was mostly going to be Carter who would be head over heals in love with getting down and dirty little did I realize by "bigger boy" Matt would be just as crazy about it. If you don't watch any other video clips you really should watch these next two since they are totally Matt.
Carter exploring and playing in the campsite:
Hanging out on the edge of Youghigeny River. It was high and fast.
Carter had three favorite things this trip: throwing rocks, playing in dirt/mud, and pushing his truck around the campsite. If you look close enough you can see the mud stuck in his rolls around his wrists.
I absolutely love watching these two play together!
Rite of Passage: Learning how to roast a marshmallow.
On our second day we hiked to Cascade Falls and on the way our exhausted boy fell asleep in what looked like a very uncomfortable place for his face.
Once again, CLASSIC Matt, the only thing better would be the Dolphin, right Mom?
After we left Cascade Falls we went to a natural water slide. It was awesome!! The water was really high and thus pretty rough so I didn't go down, but Matt did seeing as a few girls went down and Matt couldn't possibly get shown up by a girl. I tried to upload the video I took of it, but it would not load. Too bad because it's a great video!
Well, thanks Ohiopyle for all the fun memories!! We truly enjoyed this natural water park. Bye, bye!!