kate5kiwis: happy campers


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, March 28, 2008

happy campers

three daze days of The Great Outdoors,
dining on Watties Big Eat out of a can,
staying up late around the outdoor fire
with dark chocolate, a bottle of red
and Deb's hilarious stories,
cuddling lots of babies,
swimming, swinging,
sleeping rough on crinkly mattresses,
dodging raindrops (with not a bikini in sight)

the mommies running breathlessly
up and down treacherous clay banks
trying to keep up with the kiddos
Rob doing his cool encouraging thing with M6
going up and down the hill slide
J12, kayaker extraordinaire
S10 rescuing a rather freaked out M6
my personal fave: rifle range.
S10 aims at the targets, on that wall,
eleventy billion miles away
down the end of that field
J12 aims and fires his ten shots too.
no photo of moi, but here's my target.
see all those BULLSEYES?
i kid you not, i *am* Jane Smith.

M6 *loved* swinging over
The Crocodile Pit

S10 and buddies,
with their bivouac in foreground,
or background, i can't really tell lol.
let's hope that if they get lost in the bush
there's a friendly architect nearby!

M6 blew us away with his sure-footedness
on the Burma Bridge:
a three-wire-rig up to the Flying Fox
J12 managed to grab a third ride on said Fox,
bouncing and waving all the way down:
Look Mum, no hands...


Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

how wonderful!!!!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Amber Lee said...

I found your blog through Mrs G's.
I should say - my only two boyfriends in life were kiwi blokes and I lived in NZ for a year.
I miss it. ever. day.
You shall be my window back to my *real* home. :)

3:08 PM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Wow! Cool adventures you and the kidlets have :) That reminds me of home... I wanna go back to childhood!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

What a wonderful time! How do you find all the cool places?

7:43 AM  
Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

How cool!!! Brings up a whole lot of memories of working at Carey Park!!!
So where were you located??

9:22 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh man... that looks like so much fun, so much fun. And you with the bulls eyes, WTG!

12:37 PM  

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