Happy campers

22 Feb

Well, we made it and had a great time. Weather and health were both excellent.

Phoebe was a bit disappointed at the prospect of missing out so I ended up taking her as well and the three of us slept very comfortably in our little tent. There were about 15 other homeschooling families and we all camped in the same area of Quinney’s Bush.

We played in the river, on flying foxes (or zip-lines for our USA friends!), huge tyre swings, water slides, cooked our own camp food, sat around a camp fire in the evenings and toasted marshmellows. We studied the stars before retiring for bed and marvelled at the wonder of God, His creation and His love for us. It was a great memory-making weekend.

On the first night Phoebe needed to clarify what all the sounds were as she lay down to sleep: for instance it was the river she could hear and not rain. Before drifting into sleep she declared, “God is strong. He can kill foxes and wolves and monsters. He looks after us … and His angels”. Having satisfied herself with this statement, she was asleep in one minute.

Following are some photos of the three of us  with our tent, eating our evening meal, and Abe and Phoebe checking on Grandad.


Posted by on 22 February, 2010 in Family, Personal, Photos


4 Responses to Happy campers

  1. NanM-Australia

    25 February, 2010 at 11:13 am

    great times!
    lovely story and pictures to mark such a good time together.

    Thankyou for this good cheer in our day!

  2. Cynthia & Milton

    25 February, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Great photos Doug of you and the grandees and want wonderful stories for them to tell at school.
    Will be calling to see you on the 5th March,
    hope you and Bronwen will be home.

    Love and thing of you
    Cynthia and Milton

  3. Cynthia & Milton

    25 February, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Oophs, I really do need this holiday,
    Love and THINKING of you both

  4. Debbie

    21 April, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Dear Mr Duncan – we just read your blog again and noticed you were at Quinney’s Bush! Sorry we missed you there, but we didn’t go this year due to Mummy being so very very very pregnant at the time of the camp! Baby was subsequently born a few weeks later 10lb 8oz – another boy – Joseph Steven. We will surely meet one day!! Love from The Ball Family. Upper Moutere


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