Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ranch Camping

We were so blessed to be able to go to the ranch out of Heppner again this year and ride 4 wheelers, play in the creek and most of all relax! Well relax as much as you can when you've got little ones running around everywhere :) It is a great time to catch up with family, too. Here is a picture of our tent on the deck near the rustic hunting cabin.

Nana, with the newest baby in our family, Elijah. What a great baby to take camping! I never took my kids camping when they were babies. Kudos to my brother and SIL!

Lily and Hailey, cousins and best friends. They are about a year and half apart and love each other to pieces. They have so much fun camping together.

The pasture where most of the cattle were grazing. It is breathtakingly beautiful!
The outhouse. Yep, it smelled bad!

View from one of the ridges we road the quads to. You could see for miles.

The old cookhouse where the loggers of old used to get their meals.

My niece, Jess, not only learned how to ride a quad, but also the Murray that Michael put together not long ago. She and Josiah had a great time.

The old one-room school house just down the rode from the ranch. 

Check out this view from the deck of the cabin.

The kids roasted many marshmallows and went through I don't know how many sets of clothing because of rain and getting soaked in the creek. We definitely didn't bring enough for them!

Common teasel. A weed that I think can be very pretty in the right setting.

My Uncle Kenny got out his metal detector and help the kids do a little detecting. Josiah has always wanted to do that!

I'm thinking of entering this pic into the county fair if I can find the time.

Loved this old plow among the teasel.

That bird has an interesting perch!

Another shack in the sunset, probably used when the area was being heavily logged many years ago. 

We love this place and can't wait to go back next year!


Catherine said...

Hey, Jackie, beautiful scenery, lovely kids...stinky outhouse. We NEVER put paper in the outhouse, but always kept a coffee can and matches in there to burn the paper. It NEVER stank!!!

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

It looks like so much fun and what rustic beauty. And I don't think you can ever bring enough clothes for the kids. LOL!

Jill said...

Such beautiful pictures! I definitely think you should enter that photo in the fair! Enjoy your time :-) Lots of fun!


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