Monday, June 7, 2010

Camping at Ohiopyle and Rafting the Lower Yough

We spent Memorial Day weekend camping at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania and rafting the lower part of the Youghiogheny river (Lower Yough). We camped two of the three nights and there were about 25 people coming and going different days. Some of the people were hubby's co-workers and their friends but there were a lot of new people for us to meet. Everyone was great and we had a fun weekend. Here are some of the highlights:

Rafting was quite the adventure. The weather was perfect and our group was great. Hubby was the our guide. We hit some rapids perfect and others not so much. We have the honor of being the first group of rafters to every have flipped hubby's co-worker's raft. It was an exciting day filled with adventure and fun!

When we stopped for lunch there was this great rock with deep water below where we jumped off. The picture doesn't do it justice but it was a long way down and a lot of fun.

The kids spent their days watching after the dogs. FiFi was in love with this little Jack Russell Terrier, Darwin, and carried him around camp all weekend. We had to watch her when it was time to leave Monday because we all thought she might try to sneak him in our car to take home all for herself.

B's favorite dog was Creole. Creole isn't much of a lap dog but B tried to make him one.

And of course there was lots of goofing around and fun.

On our last day at Ohiopyle we hiked down to Cucumber Falls and let the kids swim in the water fall. The kids had a blast and hubby and I enjoyed the peaceful, beautiful setting.

The whole trip was great, great company, great setting, great food, and great adventures. I can't think of a better way to have spent Memorial Day weekend and I can't wait until we go back and do it again!


Unknown said...

what a fun weekend =)

i can't wait for my boys to be a bit older so we can go and do things like this with them!!!

great pictures.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I haven't gone camping in ages! You guys really took advantage of your Memorial Day weekend! :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

what a fun time! I want to take the boys rock jumping, but am too wimpy!

KatBouska said...

Now you guys know how to have a good time!! Next time I'm in Baltimore for a conference, let's sneak away to that place!! ;)

Brittany Ann said...

Something tells me you all need a dog! Your little ones sure look like they're in love!

Jessica said...

Thats not too far from me!

Unknown said...

Okay. YOu commented on my quiet mellow getaway but this getaway looks AWESOME!!! I love all of these activities! And I have not been rafting in forever!! My youngest is just turning three so I think he needs to be a little older and then we will have to give it a try!

I am now craving a camping trip....

Looks like so much fun!!


Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I am so ready for a weekend in the mountains. 2 more days.