Camping was a bona-fide success for the kiddos, and the adults, too. We all had a great time at Mormon Lake in Flagstaff. Having Aunt Annie was, of course, the icing on the cake.
The kids loved the tent - in fact we put them to bed in the tent about 7:45 pm, and with the flashlight on, they entertained each other for 3 hours! We heard phrases like "Ladies and Gentleman" from Jake, as well as stories about a rocket ship. But we really don't know what they were doing, except for the requests to go potty.
We stopped in downtown Flagstaff to meet up with Aunt Annie and have a drink on Friday afternoon. Then on Saturday (Public Lands Day), Aunt Annie and Brian did some trail work. Jacob, little Annie and I did some crafts, toured the grounds, watched the horses, met the birds of prey they had there. Later we were introduced to Smokey the Bear. Little Annie got a real kick of the life-size teddy bear. The bottom picture shows a felled tree, that the kids saw crash to the ground.
So, it looks like we'll be camping again in the future.
P.S. McVay family -- Mormon Lake Lodge looks almost identical to when we were there 15 years ago. We snapped a picture, but it didn't turn out so great. Brought back memories of a good time.