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S: Camping ~ The Beginning ~ 2010 to 2012

1: The Camping Adventures of the Hallock Family (and Friends!) May 2010 - January 2012

2: May __ to __, 2010 City, Florida

4: First night ~ Low Country Boil Prepared by the Pattesons | The first day was mainly arriving and setting up camp.

5: Day 2 The whole gang went canoing and kayaking about 8 miles up and back on the Silver River. We saw all sorts of wild life including monkeys! The walk down to the 'put in' was about a 1/2 mile which David did several times.

8: After paddling upstream 4 miles, we arrived at the Silver Springs. The water was so beautiful - such an amazing color blue. | On the way back LaMar's boat decided to do some additional sight-seeing and passed our exit. Hope also took a break mid-way and left a 'package' behind.

10: After running/walking _ miles and canoing 8 miles, David grilled a steak and veggie dinner for 21 of us. He collapsed at the end of the night.

11: The Men | Officially exhausted | The smörgåsbord | The famished eaters begin! | Clark Buurma & David | Kevin Soper & Lee Patteson

12: OK, so let's back track. This was the Hallock Family's first tent camping adventure. Claire slept in the same tent with Scout. David, Hope, David E. and Cynthia slept in a family tent. The first night,Hope cried for about an hour before falling asleep. Nikki came by thinking we weren't there, but we were letting her cry it out and bothering everyone else. David did not put on the fly, and it was about 65 degrees, so we were freezing and damp in the morning. Not much sleeping happened. The second night, David and Cynthia's air mattress leaked, so it was like sleeping on rock. Well, laying on rock - not sleeping. The fly was on that night, though. Cynthia told David she will never go tent camping again.

13: DAY 3 Sunday, May __ | Most of the group ventured out on the ___ hike.

14: Hope with her daddy. Did we mention Hope was potty training and had to use the potty every hour?

15: David E., Ian Buurma, Tag Hunt, Hunter Patteson, Claire Hallock, Camryn Soper, Cole Buurma, Scout Hunt and Hope Hallock

17: Fall 2010 October 1st - 3rd | David took Papa and the kids to the Rainbow River for camping fun without mom!

19: As they kayaked, they came along a spot where kids were climbing a large tree then swinging on rope and jumping off. David E. took the plunge! | On the left page, Hope and her dad were teammates. Claire is the photographer on this adventure.

20: Shots from around the campground. Daddy gets more familiar with the pop up this weekend.

22: Blue Springs, Florida November _ - _, 201_ We woke to 41 degrees. The 72 degree water was warmer than the air! David cooked up a nice hot breakfast on day 1. He and David E. went snorkeling with the manatees.

27: The McCurdys: Karis, Mark, Luke, and Paula | Evening at the Camp | Claire is making Jiffy Pop popcorn

29: Sunday morning canoe and kayak ride in the springs. So many manatees! Absolutely beautiful!

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