Sunday, May 10, 2009

1st Camping Trip:Copper Breaks

Ok, we had the best weekend ever on our first Camping trip to Copper Breaks. We arrived at our campsite, lot 15... perfect little spot. Had the restrooms/showers & playground right next to us. So we get out, unhook the trailer, set everything up, get the beds made & chill. Of course the kids were running all over the campground, ran straight to the playground and decided to slide. Botos & I just sat on the grass and watched our kids be kids. Cora climbing all over the hanging bars (monkey bars). Couldn't believe how quiet it was, cool weather, cooler than we thought but it didn't rain.

2 o'clock rolled around we were getting ready to head up to the Head quarters to go visit the Longhorns but while we were eating lunch, or wrapping up lunch. The kids decided to play in front of the door... Daddy Botos just told them to STOP and BOOM... there goes Jantz flying down the step of the front door... Botos goes to pick him, Cora is in shock, we don't know 4 sure what happened either he leaned up and the door wasn't fully shut OR Cora gave him a slight little shove. But when Botos handed me Jantz I felt blood, two spots on the back of his head, blood running down quickly... We did manage to stop the bleeding and get little man settled down to go visit the Longhorns (Camping Accident #1). Here is a very sweet pic of Daddy holding little man after the fall!

Okay, we make it to the Longhorns!!! U actual can kiss certain ones, of course I was the only brave one and thank god it did it caught on camera. ; ) but the kids did get to feed them. Take a look....

So after the Longhorns, we decided to go fishing, drive around the park, and just relax. Got back and Botos cooked us some awesome supper: BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob (on the grill) & potatoes & onion wrapped in aluminum foil. Soooo goood! then for desert we had ... SMORES!!! Thanks babe! While unpacking we only found 1 pull-up!!! (camping accident #2). So I decided to go to town, I know it but yes we had to make a trip to town for pull-ups!!! But it was worth it, sure didn't want our trailer to smell like pee... gross. So I go to get in the truck and the key is on!!! yes Botos left the key & we have no juice... Battery is dead!!! (Camping accident # 3). So he calls up to head quarters and leaves a message to have someone come and jump us. Good grief!

So the kids and I finally made it to town and back. We saw a bunny rabbit on the way out of the campground so while at the store the kids wanted to get carrots to feed bunnies. To finish up the night we sat around the campfire and just talked while the kids were telling us stories about who knows what. Then off to bed right! wrong... we go take showers and clean up. I come back and Botos is killing bugs left and right w/a towel... he is going crazy w/that thing. So we are swatting bugs, mosquitoes, anything. So I suggested he spray OFF all inside the camper... well... bad idea... cause as soon as we were lying down, we hear an alarm going off!!! Have no clue where the awful noise is coming from, here it is late, old people all around us sleeping and we have an alarm going off... so Botos is trying to listen for it or find out exactly where its at... FOUND IT... the carbon monoxide alarm!!! hahaha the OFF set if off!!! After that we finally settled down and went to sleep.

Woke up the next morning to a wonderful breakfast for Mother's Day... pancakes, bacon, & eggs. then we decided to go on a hiking on a small trail... the kids really enjoyed this even though we did go on the trail backwards.

I had a great time and our next trip is to College Station next weekend!!! yeah, last week go short and now we are going long!!! I have a student/player graduating from A&M next Saturday and they are tailgating at an RV lot... but a super duper nice RV lot... unfortunately we will be staying over across the street.. cheaper!

Until next time... Mamabotos


Belinda said...

So glad y'all had a fun family time. We just could not get there with Kyle on call and he preach Sunday too. Maybe soon, we plan to camp alot in June with Baseball tourneys going on and save the gas. We are also going somewhere the week of the 12th in July for a whole week if ya'll wanna go lets get together and make plans.....

Marci said...

So glad you guys had a good time. I would love to go camping again. I miss spending a week at the lake!!

Amanda KP said...

sounds like so much fun!!!!! glad y'all had such a great (and eventful) time!!! :)

Charla (SHar-la) said...

YAY! But I want to see a picture of the camper, too! Glad Jantz is okay!

p.s. Because you mentioned LONGHORNS in your post (even though it was the animal and not the team), I had to say that the word verification was "honAGGIE."


Amy said...

SO glad you had a good time in the new trailer! You're first camping trip is always full of bloopers!:)

Our new one is sitting in the drive way. I think we're taking her out this weekend!

Happy camping!