Thursday, June 3, 2010

Devil's Den Arkansas Camping Trip 2010

If you just tuned in, beware, this is going to be a VERY long post! If you are interested, then read on, this trip was too fun not to post all the pics I had! Truth be told, my camera isn't that great, and EVERY disk I have is FULL of pics that I have yet to download, so on this trip I had to delete pics before I could take some, somebody out there PLEASE tell me you have this same issue and I'm not the only one:)!!! Needless to say, toward the end of the trip I resorted to using my sis-in-law's camera which she so kindly promised me she'd email the pics - and she has - I just haven't figured out how to get them on here. So here's what I have so far...!
Our precious cabin #11!

Most of the trip we spent hiking and rock climbing, Devils Den is famous for its caves and crevasses. Here's a sign leading us to the trails!

Curt and I peeking into a cave!

Curt and the kids peeking into one of the caves - they were closed due to some bat bacteria, but no one said we couldn't peek inside:)!

Sweet cousins, Kaden, Kinsley, and Corbin, enjoying the hike!

We saw this little friend on our first hike, nothing like being initiated to the wilderness right off the bat! We took the time to snap a pic, and then quietly proceeded with our walk! The kids were fascinated!

My beautiful sis-in-law Sarah with my niece Emerson (such a trooper), and my nephew Corbin. I can't tell you how much I enjoy being with these guys! So glad God put us in the same family!!!

My bro-in-law and avid rock-climber, he taught all of us how to rock climb - here's Kaden on his first trial run.

And Kinsley takes a turn!

On the trail under a big cavern - so FUN!!!

Kaden and Kins touching the water running off the trail! It was beautiful!

There were two gorgeous waterfalls at one point in our hike, it reminded me a lot of Maui! I just kept thinking, "God, you are awesome!"

This is at the Devil's Den Dam - a beautiful place to relax, have a picnic, enjoy life:)!

This suspension bridge was close to the dam - the kiddos were excited about this!

Here we are enjoying a hike!

And skipping rocks...

And LOVING nature!!!

We got some AWESOME pictures of all of us rock climbing but they are on Sarah's camera, as soon as I figure out how to get them on here I will - it was exhilirating!!! Hope you all had a great memorial day as well!


Sarah said...

What an awesome vacation. We're going to have to go there.

Jenny said...

Looks like so much fun, I bet the kids slept good on vacation!