Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day

This year for Father's Day, the boys and I decided to take Kevin to a day camp at a hunting outfitter about an hour away from our house.

So, we got up early and drove out into the middle of nowhere.  Absolutely remote.  We already live in the middle of nowhere, and then we left that little bit of civilization and drove for an hour into the wilderness of Texas.  No GPS, no address.  Just go this many miles on this road north of this small town, and you will see a sign.

I was pretty sure we were going to get lost, but we found it!

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The kids spent the morning doing a 3D archery range.  While we were doing that, Lex got stung by a bee on the arm.  Then, I got stung on the ear.  Then, we took a break for lunch.

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Father's Day 2017

The camp provided hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch, but the line was super long and in the hot sun.  We had brought a cooler with some snacks, so we ended up eating those.

Note to self:  chocolate cookies don't do well in the heat.

Father's Day 2017

Father's Day 2017

We were looking forward to doing the after lunch activities, which included shooting BB guns, 22-caliber pistols, rifles and skeet, along with more archery, tomahawk throwing and I even heard something about bombs.  There was going to be brisket for dinner, and I would have stood in line in the sun for that.

BUT it was hot.  Too hot.  And Connor was starting to show signs of heat stroke, so we had to pack it up and head home.  By the time we left, it was already 101 degrees outside.  It got up to 106 that day, and the National Weather Service asked everyone to just stay inside between the hours of 3 and 7 PM.

So, I'm glad that we left, because it was way too hot to be there.  But we were all sad that we left, because it had promised so many wonderful good things.

Maybe next time...

In any case, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to Kevin!  We love you!!

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