Monday, July 25, 2011

Camping Trip

Keith is on vacation for two weeks, so last week we left on Monday for another camping trip for a few days. We decided to go to Mahoney State Park which is by Ashland, Nebraska. Ashland is a small town located between Lincoln and Omaha just off the interstate.

Our campsite was close to the bathrooms and partially shaded. The weather was HOT, HOT, HOT. Everyday the temperature was in the upper 90's with the heat index over 100. Good thing that the camper had air conditioning. We took all of the bikes so that we could explore the trails in the park. We also took walks on a 6-mile trail loop the park has set up. During our walks we saw wild turkeys and a few deer.

The kids insisted that we try out the paddle boats. Justin and I rode in one paddle boat with Keith and the girls in the other. Justin's boat was faster but harder to steer. It was so hot and humid that the kids couldn't wait to get off of the boats.

The state park also had a water park which we all thought was AWESOME. The water park had a wave pool, regular pool, kiddie area, and slides. Plus, you only had to be 36 inches tall to go down the big slides. Justin and Ashlin thought this was the best because for once they were tall enough to go down the big slides. Their favorite area was the wave pool though. They all jumped waves for forever. Justin now loves to go under water since experiencing the wave pool. I don't have any photos from the water park because I feared for my camera.

Keith and Cara at the top of a 70 foot look out tower over the Platte River. We all (except for Ashlin) climbed to the top to look around.

These geese hung out around the small lake for the paddle boats. Justin and Ashlin fed them bread one morning and the geese would follow them around. But remember to watch where you walk!

After camping for three nights, we headed back home on Thursday. We were all hot and tired and ready to sleep in our own beds. But, we will definitely be back to enjoy that water park again.

Take care,


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