Monday, October 12, 2009

Douthat II

This weekend was our second annual trip to Douthat State Park with our friends the Turners, Wadleys, Seldens and Maos. This year we went during their Apple Days Festival and the kids got to press cider, churn butter and use a contraption that cut all the corn off the cob. The weather turned out to be perfect, it was warm on Friday and Saturday and then Sunday was brisk and fallish. The leaves were just starting to turn and we beheld many breathtaking views. We rented a motor boat twice during the weekend and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the lake with our friends. The kids were thrilled to have a three day playdate with their good buddies and the adults spent the evenings playing games and laughing. On Saturday we took the kids that weren't napping to a train museum where they got to see some old trains and ride a little one around the track. On Sunday after a long and eventful hike we headed to the Virginia Safari Zoo for a sequel of the year before where we fed the many animals from the car which petrified poor Mason. This has become a tradition for us that we look forward to and hope to be invited back again. We just need to be able to take the day after off to catch up on all of the lost sleep!















4 comments:

Corri said...

Looks like tons of fun! It is so nice that you can have such good friends!

Gina said...

Your pictures are breathtaking! Looks like it was a beautiful and fun trip!

Brooke said...

I "Douthat" we could have had as much fun without the Johnsons! Love all the pictures--especially the one of "Gavin the Apple Thief". Where are the pictures of Firehawk and Travis' long lost best friend? You plan Easter and I'll plan next fall. :)

jamie said...

What an awesome tradition! It looks so beautiful!