Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Kern Valley Airport Camping

Kenny didn't have to work last weekend, so we decided to pick up last minute and fly to Kern Valley Airport for a quick camping getaway. The airport has a little camping area on the field and is just yards away from the Kern River. The 2 hour flight was uneventful and Pilot did just fine... although he never left our laps!

A few minutes after we landed, David, Jamie & Jeffrey showed up and we went into town for a great lunch at Los Juacalitos- a local Mexican food restaurant with a fun name to pronounce (at least to me & Jamie... Juacalitos!) After lunch, we did a few geocaches and David introduced Jeffrey to the Kern River. We had a blast hanging out and seeing Jeffrey again (and David & Jamie!)

That evening Kenny and I tried our luck at fishing the river. After only a half an hour of fishing, Kenny landed a decent rainbow trout. Soon the wind began to pick up and we were forced to quit for the night.

We started a campfire and had a yummy dinner of roasted marshmallows! YUM!

Thanks to our new sleeping bags, we had warm night's sleep... at least for us... Pilot almost froze to death! After climbing in between us in the middle of the night he fared much better.

The next morning we tried fishing again, but had no luck. We then packed up our stuff, found another geocache that was only feet away from where we had slept, washed up in the "shower" (just kidding), headed over the cafe for breakfast, and then flew home.

What a fun weekend! We are hoping to go airplane camping again soon.


Jim & Jolene said...

What great pictures! Your tent looks so small in that last photo, cozy! Marshmellows for dinner is always a good bet! BFF!!!!!We love you♥

Matthew, Kelly, and Eli said...

Looks like you guys had fun. I like the pic of Jen roasting the marshmallows

David, Jamie & Jeffrey said...

Thanks for inviting us,we had a lot of fun. Can't wait to do it again and maybe next year Jeffrey will be big enough to go "White Water Rafting". Glad you got to use the shower, it looked cozy :)

Danny and Tonita said...

WOW that place is beautiful! Looks like lots-o-fun :)

The Cutter Family said...

Looks like you guys had a fun weekend! I can see I should have married a pilot. You guys go to some great places!

doug and terry said...

We always enjoy your blog. Glad you kids had a great time. It was good to talk to you yesterday, Kenny. Love you guys!