Woods Canyon Lake – Camping Trip 2013

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A herd of elephants standing on top of a dirt field

My family got together a couple weekends ago for our Annual Family Camping Trip to Woods Canyon Lake. With 5 brothers, 2 sisters and all the spouses, nieces and nephews included in that group, a camping trip is the perfect way to all get together each summer. The kids run all over the campsite, building forts and playing games; while the grown-ups play board games, chat, laugh and enjoy the cooler weather as much as possible. The men spent their mornings fishing and my brother in law was awesome enough to send me some pics of my man. (Thanks, Jason!)

A flock of seagulls standing on the side of a river

We were a smaller group than usual, but 24 people is still a crowd. Same as in past years, in lieu of preparing a breakfast or dinner for
the entire group, I was responsible for bringing along plenty of
desserts to share at night.
I baked the week before the trip and took the family’s favorite Monster Cookies, Brownies, and a few new treats that I’ll be sharing recipes for over the next couple weeks.

A man sitting on a rock

We played in the water at Canyon Creek on our last afternoon and it was our favorite day of our trip. The kids splashed their hearts out and the adults enjoyed the chance to cool down. Of course, after we all cooled down, it started to rain and then proceeded to turn into a downpour complete with rivers through our tents. We wound up packing our gear and heading out that night instead of in the morning.

A person sitting in a tentWe spent a week at our cabin immediately following the camping trip. My husband hardly took a break all week as he was installing new windows and working on some other projects around the property. Our little home away from home has been in progress for over two years now and I love that it is coming together so beautifully. The sky was gorgeous the entire week we were there and I found myself clicking pictures of it almost every time we went for a walk.

A group of clouds in the sky

I just realized I’ve never shared any cabin pictures here on the blog. If I get ambitious, I may dig out some before and after pictures one of these days. Let’s just say, the place used to be a scary sight! I miss my cute kitchen already. However, as much fun as it is to get away, it is even nicer to be home again!

A kitchen with white cabinets and stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinets

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Big Dude says

    I'm pretty sure I've never been tent camping when it didn't rain. Otherwise, sounds like a good time and the little stream looks good for fishing.

  2. Magnolia Verandah says

    What a great idea and a lovely fun time for all the family. I bet those rivers through the tents will be a highlight topic for next year's trip. Loving that kitchen but can't wait for the recipes.