Lee taught Caleb how to whittle. Josiah and Sam had to wait until they were 10 years old to get a pocketknife but you know how it is…with each kid you just get more and more relaxed (i.e. tired). If John HAD allowed me seven children? The last two or three rugrats would probably be watching PG-13 movies and eating marshmallows for breakfast.
Grandpa Lee and the boys in a cabin. I think they toured Fort Clatsop and Fort Stevens. Sam loved all the history, and a big highlight was seeing the military re-enactment. After the battle, I guess they let the kids come out on the field and pick up the shell casings. It’s not every camping trip the boys come home with ziploc bags full of spent bullets! Sure sign of a good time.
Sam and Josiah were introduced to fine dining while away from home. Did you know you can roast Twinkies over a campfire? I would have guessed all those chemicals would burst into flame, but nope! Can you tell which boy in this photo has the gluten intolerance condition? That mopey one there, the one grudgingly eating his chocolate pudding and staring morosely into the flames…
An army jeep. Now that is ideal family transportation!