Our first Escapade

We went to Tuscon Arizona for our first Escapees Escapade. The 57th Escapade 2017. There we became Escapees, Xscapers and Fulltime Families Members. It was a great experience  Here are some pictures and short memories to go with them.

During Boot Camp we were the only family. We had a few glares and a lot of encouragement but we were always noisy and going in and out. Aveyah was happy and got held by many strangers. She did a great job napping in our arms.

This is the grass area where all the kids congregated and played for hours making up all sorts of games and fun.

My kids ended each day a little tanner, with a lot more dirt and sweat on them. Oh boy did they all sleep good every night.

Mornings were spent with the patio down and the cool morning air filling our house and refreshing us for the day ahead.

She loves the cool shade and the grass, even though it was not soft grass. At one point she had 3 girls from the site over playing with her. She loved all the attention she received.

We did a home school Field trip. This is the group that went to the Pima Air Museum.

Home school field trip to the Pima Air Museum. This cockpit is a toy for kids to play and push buttons.My boys were sad when they had to get out and share it with all the other eager kids.

We meet so many other families. Many had bikes and wanted to go for a ride.We did a Mountain bike ride and parent/ kid swap. The guys rode first while mommas watched kiddos then the moms went for a ride while the dads packed up the camp and watched the kids.

This is our biking set up in the parking lot. Shade, toys and stuff to make a barricade from the road so kiddos would stay safe. The Little man V would rather be out in the parking lot keeping his mom chasing after him as he watched (preferably more closely) the cars driving by.


More of our biking set up. It worked great until the wind picked up. We chased that blue sun shade a few times. The red one was like a parachute.

Tuscon sunsets are beautiful. Always pinks and purples mixed in. Beauty even in the Walmart parking lot.

We ran out of water the last night we were there so the dished didn’t get done. Smelly yes but we just covered the sink and pretended they weren’t there.

And I didn’t do Laundry either…Actually I did do it once at our friends house after 4 days, This is last last 6 days worth.

Over all it was a great experience. Not relaxing, but very encouraging to learn from other families that are just as crazy adventurous as we are. I now want to redo the inside of our home to be more functional and home-ish. It is possible, I saw many good ideas. We stopped at IKEA on our way home a did a quick browse through and measurements/planning.

The biggest bummer- Internet accessibility for Scott to work.

Other pluses. There was a dressage and a jumping horse show both of the weekends we were there which just happened to be right next to us.So I spent the morning watching the horse shows from our patio.

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