Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Boys Go Backpacking

If you are a Vossler boy, turning four years old holds a very special privilege, going on the annual backpack trip. Sammy turned four years old this year and was included in this year's trip. He loved it!!!

Sammy felt pretty important carrying his own backpack which included a sleeping bag and a few clothes. Each boy came equipped with their own whistle and the older boys carried their own matches and fire starters (pretty exciting, huh?!).

Even Amos carried his own weight! We hiked a mile and a half into Blow Lake, which would have been better named Mosquito Lake. The boys kept themselves busy keeping wood on the campfire (ie. playing with the fire), swimming and throwing rocks down the large rock slide that we were camped below. Only one backpack was knocked over by a stray careening rock and yes, only a few minor flesh wounds were obtained!

Home sweet home!!! This was a great trip of bonding for us all. I was truely blessed as my boys said repeatedly throughout the trip "dad...I love you". It is a reminder that you can take "home" with you wherever you go.

1 comment:

Spinneretta said...

I think it is a great family tradition... and it obviously pays off in the loving factor ;)