Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break with Sparrow

My granddaughter's dad (AKA my son, Wilson) is a teacher in Austin and likes to use time off during Spring Break for family camping. Oscar & I joined in this year with Sparrow and her folks as they went to the Sherwood Forest Faire and Lake Brownwood State Park. Boondock camping was the order if the day in the recently cleared woods for the Renaissance Festival.

In the crisp morning air, Sparrow contemplated all of the fun and magical things she'd see at Sherwood Forest.

First, she started to get in the spirit of things by putting on her Pretty Maiden's cape.

It was everything a 4 1/2 year old maiden could wish for . . .
There were musicians!

And art lessons from the king's artist!

Scary trained vultures!

Pony Rides!

Centaur rides!!!!!

Hanging out with Mom & Dad!

The evening was capped off with a close-up, energetic fireworks display!

After the fair, we went to Lake Brownwood State Park. The weather turned cold and wet but that did not deter us from enjoying camping . . . no way . . .
The Council Bluffs camping area had a nice shelter with a huge fireplace that made for a warm, dry place for breakfast.

Here's "Chef Wilson" whipping up some bodacious breakfast tacos . . . YUM!

The Wonder Egg was a cozy place for Sparrow and Oscar to catch up on cartoons while it was rainy outside. . .

Sparrow and her new friend, Hanna cooked chili dogs over the grill . . . another YUM!

The sun set beneath the clouds as the Wonder Egg enabled us to enjoy another fine excursion outdoors. Family, faire, new friends, and centaurs!


squirrelgirl said...

What an awesome adventure!

Anke said...

Sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

Many of the pictures showed up with an X, but I certainly got the drift that you were having a wonderful time! Tell Oscar hello from me and my gang of ruffians in McMinnville

Pete said...

Yeah, I saw that too. Looks like "blogger" had some system wide problems for a bit. They seem to be fixed now, hopefully you & the ruffians can see all the pics. Oscar says "HI!" to his furbuddies waaaaay up north.


Happy Trails said...

How wonderful for Sparrow that her parents and grandpa get to go on such great adventures with her!

Christian said...

Finally got a chance to have look at your blog. Great pictures Pete! Enjoyed the flying stories at the campfire. Safe travel and "Gute Reise!