So, some dear friends of ours donated a camper to us a few months ago. That's right...a camper. Of course, the kids have been begging to go ever since it first showed up in our driveway. The last weekend we relented and took them to Palo Duro Canyon since it is fairly close, but far enough away to be interesting.
Well. It was interesting.
All night Friday night we were slammed with wave on top of wave of a giant electrical storm. Literally, all night long. Considering the canyon is usually desert is was amazing to see it alive and green and so. very. wet. Honestly, Russ and I had to admit that in between desperate prayers for our safety it was actually a pretty cool thing to experience.
But then again...no sleep.
A completely lack of sleep and five kids and a whole day of hiking in the mud doesn't seem like it should make for such a great camping trip. Which is why we were so shocked when the whole thing ended up being a blast. Seriously. So much fun!