Annual Frio River Trip 2011

When summer arrives I start to eagerly look forward to our annual Frio River trip.  We have been going to the Frio with good friends for 9 years and it’s always a great time.

There is something so relaxing about being disconnected from reality (no phone, TV, internet, work or daily distractions) and surrounded by good friends.  Although we may not see or talk to each other for a while we pick up right where we left off, as if it were just yesterday we were here.

This vacation has slowly evolved as we each had kids and our families grew.  Nine years ago we had all finished college and now we have adorable families, with babies that are growing up too fast!

This year there were 8 kids and it was fun to watch the kids play together as if they were old pals.

Since Texas is in a drought the river was very low and the water wasn’t flowing at all in some areas.  We spent most of our time at the waterhole where the kids jumped off rocks, looked for fish and squirted innocent passerby’s with water guns.

Sweet babies napped, kids snacked and we soaked up the sun!

Saturday morning we woke up to clouds and a light drizzling rain, which kept us from playing in the water.  While we waited for the sun to break through we entertained the kids with an impromptu art session where we colored rocks (even the adults got in on the fun!)

and a search for the illusive Big Foot

At night we roasted marshmallows and made S’mores.  I couldn’t believe some of our little friends had never had a S’more, my kids LOVE them!

I love the Frio River and can’t wait until next year!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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