This morning as we loaded a tent and sleeping bag into the truck, we realized today will be the first Fathers and Sons Campout Wayne's attending without any of his boys. That's kind of sad. (Technically, this day should have come last year, but the date conflicted with our family campout over Spring Break.)
So, after loading up his stuff - since he doesn't have any boys to pick up he's heading to the park right after work - I decided to come in and document some of the previous Fathers and Sons Campouts. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of those early ones, but the tradition was to start taking the boys once they turned three. This first picture is from a family campout in 1989. I can only imagine that this is what setting up camp looked like (minus one-year-old Brad) when the boys went that year as well.
Here's a fun "matching" picture from 1990. The two youngest would have stayed home with Mom for the Fathers and Sons that year as well.
A couple of years later, Brad would have joined them, but Jeff had to wait another year.
|Family picnic - March 1995|
Finally I started taking a picture before they left!
In 2007 we were down to one father and two sons. I still think they had a great time!
they shared their tradition with the rest of us on the Fourth of July.