Monday, July 20, 2009

Witten Family Vacations

I love traditions and one of my favorites is the annual Witten family camping trip. I grew up going camping . Some of my most special child hood memories our those vacations. We camped in Yellow Stone, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and rode trips to visit relatives in Idaho. We would go to San Felipe Mexico every spring break with several other families.

My parent were pretty brave ( or just crazy)...they even took a rode trip from Southern California to Kentucky with 4 kids under the age of 6.

Over the last 30 years those family trips have continued as our family of 10 has grown to 53! Being the designated family photographer, I have some pretty fun photos of all those camping trips....Here some pictures of our vacations through the years. Some of the dates might be off by a year.

The Witten Sisters with Mom and Joey Yosemite 1982
(don't you think Ruth looks a little bit like Max?)
Charles Ruthy & Jennie in Yosemite 1982
Ruthy has a fear of crabs
(A big one had chased her the year before in San Felipe)

She was upset because she was afraid
the Merced River in Yosemite had Crabs too

Yosemite...again 1983 Heather is about 6 weeks old

The Lamb family Yosemite 1990

Yosemite...the year of the thunder storms & big fire 1991

Witten Grandsons showing off their mucsles!

The Witten grandchildren the Grand Canyon 1995

Yosemite 1996
If you haven't figured it out by now...Yosemite is our favorite place!
The Witten Girls Big Sur...Where's Tania?
Grandma & Grandpa Witten with the Grand Kids same trip tp Big Sur
Thats James & Calab crying

Beach House Oxnard 2000?
We went to a corn was pretty fun!

Santa Monica Pier....We rented 2 big beach houses that year 2005

2009 Sodona Arizona July 4th
48 of us came!
We were sad that Steve & Tania had to leave early...

Next Year...Idaho...See all there!


Georgia said...

Wow Beth....what great photos. What a gift for your family to have all the photo!!!

Do you guys camp in Idaho? And who plans all these trips????

Beth said...

My mom is from Idaho and this summer her family is planning a Family Reunion at my Uncle's Ranch. My mom is one of 11 children and I am one of 49 first it gets pretty crazy, but fun!

Aaron said...

I love old pictures of your family.

Christy said...

hahaha. Wow. Those pictures are amazing. And you're right. Max does look like Ruth in those pictures. I was trying to remember what year Chris and I tagged along with you guys. I loved that trip and have so many memories of camping with your family. I seriously love the picture this year of the whole family in red, white and blue.

Rachel said...

I love camping with the family! So many good memories, I hope we keep this tradition up for a loooooooooonnnnnngggggggg time!

kristyn said...

I love all of those old-school photos! If you cut Ruth's hair (just a little bit) and put glasses on her, she would be a ringer for Max for sure! So cute!