Saturday, December 20, 2008

Good memories

Here's a great memory for you. The Nisly's have had a family reunion for many years now—just celebrated the 40th anniversary. We call it the Nisly Campout. While it is currently held at a campground, everyone sleeps inside (either a cabin or their RV) and we cook in a kitchen, eat in a dining hall. Inclement weather isn’t a big deal with the current facilities.

Back in the day, though, it actually was camping. There were tents, picnic tables, and cooking over an open fire, or at most Coleman stoves.

Rain was always an issue—always.

So what do you do when you're eight and it’s raining and you're camping? Play on the playground, of course! Complete with mudholes!daniel and craig in mud

This is one of my favorite memories from the Nisly Campout: My cousin Daniel and I making use of the facilities despite what others saw as poor weather. We spent a lot of time in this mud hole, and were proud of how dirty we ended up being.

Update: Thanks to Elsie Bliler for the photo!

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