Camping at Taylor Park
Memorial Day Weekend, 2007
On Friday night after work we all finally decided to go to Taylor Park for the weekend, so we started packing and making shopping lists, and by 8:30pm we were ready to go … except we hadn’t had dinner or bought any groceries to make meals when we got there. Oh well, that’s kind of how it usually works with our family. So we packed up my car and Tiffany and Shaun’s truck and drove down to Arawan, our favorite little neighborhood Thai place. We had a great dinner and decided to forgo the grocery shopping and just head down there. I think we probably arrived at 10:30pm or so and started setting up camp with a mini mag-lite and a couple of keychain LEDs. We got it done and hit the sack by midnight or so to catch a little sleep before Allie woke us up to start the day bright and early.
I was the last one to wake up as usual, so at about 9:00am we headed out to breakfast at Swiss Village–another long standing tradition (though never before for breakfast, I don’t think). After breakfast Mom, Grandma and I went to the store to get some supplies for the camp and to buy groceries and a birthday cake, while Tiffany, Shaun and Allie went back to Taylor Park to let Allie take a swim in the river. The rest of the day was spent cleaning up, chopping wood, building and tending the fire, roasting hot dogs, eating tacos and birthday cake, playing games and just relaxing together. It was a good time.