Thursday, September 22, 2011

Carlsbad Dandies, Pt. 2

Many of our evenings were spent curled up on the couch in our cabin in front of the fire listening to Bob and Curtis tell stories. They are quite the storytellers! The kids loved getting to stay up late, too!

Here is Arden outside the lodge where we had all our meals.

They had a kids' program which Arden and Maile participated in the first day we were there and enjoyed very much. "Whammy" was in charge of it and took the kids canoeing on the lake, played on the tramp with them, and a few other things.

Here is a photo of Leila in the kid's area.

Here are the kids playing on the tramp with Whammy.

Here we are walking straight down the middle of a hollowed out, overturned Sequoia. Very cool! It was like walking through a little cave!

Family photo op by the roots of aforementioned tree.

We spent some time in the lodge in the later afternoons and evening playing games, ping pong, fooseball, and putting together puzzles.


Grandma suggested the kids work on becoming Junior Rangers, which they did! They were very proud to receive their badges from a park ranger.



Again, atop Moro rock...

Maile got a little nervous being so high up with minimal railings!

Another photo of our cabin. It was so fun, because there were a little family of deer--a momma and two little ones, who must have lived right near the cabin, as we saw them several times.


Here are Grandma Gay and Grandpa Bob with little Leila in the canoe.


Here is Dad, king of the kid stuff!


Family canoeing on the lake. Arden really loved canoeing, which I am so glad about! He is going to be my canoeing and hiking buddy when he gets a few years older!

Here are a few of the horses they still had at the lodge. The other ones were done for the season. We didn't actually get to ride them, but they were fun to look at!

Just about everything of importance one needs to know can be learned from nature!

Here is the General Sherman Tree trailhead. (Bet you couldn't have figured that one out!) The General Sherman tree we learned, is the largest tree by volume in the world. This tree, and the other huge sequoias are truly an awe inspiring sight. Arden remarked that he felt "eensy" next to the trees.


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