Family Camp Night

Tuesday night at camp was family night at Camp Kingfisher.  So I packed up a picnic, doused the baby in bug spray and cajoled Honey into coming home from work early so that we could make the most of it.  And that we did!

We started with a hike through the aviarys.

We picniced on sandwiches, homemade chips, blueberries and rice krispie treats.

We went on a gentle family canoe ride (baby and all).

And then let the big boys go for a more rollicking spin.

We enjoyed live animal presentations of snakes, turtles and a big ol raptor (not to be confused with the rapture, that us Catholics don’t believe in anyway.)

We explored the Discovery Center – enjoying exhibits on habitats, lessons on rivers and wetlands and seeing a few choice creatures.  This part of our adventure was **air conditioned**.  So, as any faux nature lover would do, I prolonged our stay here for as long. as. possible.

And we ended the night with silly camp songs a la “…peel banana, peel peel banana…”

It was a pretty fab night – even for this girl that admittedly prefers creature comforts over creatures themselves.
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