Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Missouri Spring Camping...


Is not for the weak of heart. Yes, we had a heated trailer to warm up in, so we weren't really, truly, roughing it. But it's all relative. Most tent campers would't have been out in this weather (drizzly, overcast and in the 50s), but we were part of the 30 or so brave souls who ventured out to Cross Creek RV Park Campground for their 5th annual spring clean up. We were rewarded with lunch and free camping. The last time we helped with the clean up, I was pregnant with Rebecca. It was cold then too!

Sorry my photos are so dreary looking. Doesn't look much like spring yet, does it? The brightest color in the campground was Sylmon's firefly butt yellow sweatshirt. You can't miss him (pictured at top getting warm in our trailer)!


We raked leaves, got to test drive the cleaned out mini golf course and just enjoyed the campground in the off season. When you have a big dog to walk (and scoop after), it's nice to be where there is no crowding!




Lake Ozark is just 10 minutes away, but Cross Creek boasts its own little 10 acre, stocked lake that doesn't require a drive to get to. Seth didn't catch anything (because Rebecca was usually around scaring off the fish by flinging rocks into the water) but he had fun trying.











5 comments:

Margaret said...

Fab pics! lovely to take time out to see and do something different, I reckon Spring's trying to get through, the fishing looks very peaceful if you forget the rock throwing!

Linda said...

Awesome pictures! What a great memory for your kids!

Ashlyn said...

I want to go camping so so bad!! Even more now!! I love to just forget about troubles back at home for a couple days and venture off to somewhere they seem to float away. Wonderful!
Hugs, Ashlyn

Jeanie said...

What a great idea! Is Cross Creek the same as the Marjorie Kinan Rawlings story?

I'm not big on camping but my, everyone pitching in together to clean up the site -- that's really inspiring.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such fun pics of your getaway! That IS a big doggie for a trailer ;)