Thursday, September 19, 2013

Labor Day at Little Chenier

If you ask Gianna where Little Chenier is, she'll tell you, "At the end of the Earth!"  It's only an hour drive but it really is in the boonies.  We were invited by our sweet friends to their parent's camp to celebrate Labor Day and Mr. Scott's birthday.  Any day away with great food and friends and activities are a reason to celebrate for us.  It was so nice to be included and to have something new and different to do.

I'm in LOVE with all the moss-filled oak trees.

(The picture below isn't their camp - it was a few doors down, but I loved the composition.)

This is the greatest little hunting camp that I've seen.  So beautifully decorated, but still rustic....and air-conditioned! I wish I'd have taken more pictures inside. How 'bout this creative way to hang towels and such?

We weren't there 30 minutes and there was a brutal deluge of rain and some feisty winds.  Once it passed the sun came out and all was well ~ well enough to pull the little jeeps out to ride and zip in and out of those fresh mud puddles.
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Turns out Ben's jeep was quite a bit slower than Gianna's little pink Barbie jeep.
Every now and then they'd swap so he could go faster.  They later figured out that Ben's jeep could indeed go faster...not soon enough for Ben.
 
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Brilliant grandfather thought to put a huge slide from the camp to the ground...



And Aunt Scottie even let them try crabbing...
Ben and Gianna


I'm telling you, these trees just capture me....
AND a boat ride to boot!

And look who got a turn to drive...
Hold on to your hat, Ben, this little driver is a maniac!

Sarah and G - both spunky little rays of light.
She couldn't stop squealing with laughter.  The faster the better!
Momma and Gianna...

AND a super-cool swing...
 
 

Oh...and a fun jump too....
 
What got the biggest reaction of all?  Just a little spigot with flowing water....
 

All clean...for the trek home...
Oh...and as we are are 2 minutes into our scenic drive back, my phone rang.  I hear, "WHAT are you doing at the end of Little Chenier Road?" 
My friend and her husband took a random drive to see if they could get some good hunting spots for the upcoming teal season.  Are you kidding me? What of the chances of that? Funny.
 
Did I mention that I am obsessed with these trees? I stopped on the way back to take this picture. I would have stopped 30 more times if we weren't so tired.

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