Camping with our Grandsons - Thursday to Monday - May 24-28, 2012

Rolling View Camping Area, Loop B, Site 18
Falls Lake Recreation Area, Durham, NC

Our daughter, Julie and SIL, Steve were attending a home schooling conference the past few days.  Steve’s parents volunteered to keep our two grand-daughters, Emily and Samantha.  Nancy and I volunteered to take our grandsons, Andrew and Daniel camping with us!!

We had the perfect site at Rolling View Campground in the Falls Lake Recreation Area just north of Raleigh.  Check out our previous blog to see how beautiful and handy it was.

Our Front Yard

Our Back Yard

We did a lot with our grandsons – fishing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, playing a lot of the board game Sequence and eating!!! 

Skipping Stones :o))

Looking for Fish ;o))

Andrew trying to catch the BIG fish!!

Collecting and Cutting the Firewood!!

Splashing Grandpop at the swimming beach.
Boys will be Boys!!

Learning to Kayak

The captain and his crew

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

I think they've got the hang of it :o))

This technique was taught to them by Grandmom ;o))

It’s hard to say what they enjoyed the most.  However, I think making smores and smore pies were way up the list;o))

Making Smores

Daniel thinks the Smore is GREAT!!

Making Smore PIES!!!
Now you must realize that these are healthy smore pies...
That is White Wheat Bread...nothing but the best for us!!

Cook it in a Pie Iron

Cool and Cut

Then ENJOY!!!

The boys enjoy the outdoors, but they also missed their video games.  However, we had fun playing Sequence each evening.  Not sure which team was the winner, but Daniel was on my team and he got all the JACKS... that's a good thing!!!
We kinda wore them and us out during the day with outdoor activities so by 9pm we were all down for the night.

On Monday, Memorial Day, the whole gang was at the Motorhome for a picnic, swimming and kayaking.  It was a warm, but beautiful day.  So much fun having all of them here with us!!
They all got to swim and kayak

Samantha's ride...

Emily's ride...

Daniel learned to paddle:o))

Even Julie got her time in the boat ;o))

Needless to say, we all built up a good appetite down at the lake. So we cooked up some hot dogs.  Add to that some watermelon, chips and more smores... we enjoyed a real summertime picnic!!

It doesn't get much better than this!!!

We really enjoyed our time with Andrew and Daniel.  They were so much fun and we have so many great memories of this camping trip.  Now, we need to recuperate;o)) 

Tomorrow, we head south and back to Huntington Beach State Park for about a week.  Hope the tropical storm wears out before it reaches us !?!?!


  1. What a great time with those handsome boys. They sure look happy to be with you. Bet you're glad you have Baby now, wouldn't have been too much fun with your old B.

    The picture of all your grand treasures is priceless! It's great to be a grandparent. :c)

  2. Looks like a wonderful day at the beach with family!

  3. You are so lucky to have so much time with your grandkids. It looks like you had a great time. Do be sure to stay away from Beryl.

  4. I can tell by all those smiles that everyone enjoyed their time at the lake. The boat was a hit too. Relax a bit now.

  5. These are GREAT pictures. What terrific memories for everyone. I know you are the #1 popular grandparents. Wish I'd had you two as my grandparents. Wish Carrie had you.

  6. There is nothing better than good times and memories made with the grandkids! The boys will remember that camping trip forever. As will you, I'm sure :)

  7. Great pictures...and obviously a great time!! Terrific memories :)

  8. Looks like you guys had a ton of fun! Family time is the best!!

  9. Great Time - Great Pics - Great Food - Family - Doesn't get much better!!!!

  10. Boy does that ever sound like fun! Love your back yard!