Although we've done it at least four or five times before, this was the third annual family camping trip to "Camp Bradley," located in the Greenhaven-Pocket Area of Sacramento. With 28 people arriving on Saturday we had a full camp, even with the five that just had day passes. We set up all of the tents in the backyard, swam in the warm waters of Lake Bradley, played with the new bean bag toss game and hung out with the entire family, including the four kids under four, plus a set of twins that came to visit for a little while.
Over the course of the weekend we enjoyed tracking our beverage selections with the "Beer Tally" and "Wine Tally" (wine bottles, not glasses), had mouth-watering camp favorites for each main dish and many yummy snacks, including s'mores and other goodies provided by one of my friends. Each helped ensure that we did not go hungry.
On Sunday a group of us headed to Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento to explore the California Railroad Museum and see how life was in the mid-1800s, including a demonstration of the Pony Express. Perhaps next year we will head underground too.
To finish off the year we watched a slide show of previous years camping escapades. Click for the Camp Bradley 2009 and 2010 posts.