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Guess Who I Am

This past week, I took a few days off from work to celebrate the start of our kids summer vacation and the end to a remarkable school year for both of them.  We took a couple of days to go camping at French Creek State Park.  It had been a few years since we have camped with just the four of us (plus the dog).  And we really had a great time – spending time together and making many new memories.

One of the memories that I will have of this trip was a game that Hannah and Isaac came up with around the campfire.  I’m guessing that they learned this game at one of their camping experiences last year.  I’m not sure of the exact name of the game, but I think it should be called “Guess Who I Am.”  In this game, the kids wrote down words that represented something on our camping trip.  These words word were then taped to our foreheads so we couldn’t see them.  Our goal was to ask questions in order to figure out what was on our paper.

It was hilarious to listen to the questions and answers as we went around the fire trying to guess who we were.  For the first round, I was a chair.  At one point, I became our newest dutch oven recipe – Hot Dog Pot Pie.  Needless to say, we had some great family time together.  My guess is that this will become a regular campfire game for our family.

Do you go camping?  What do your campfire activities look like?  What other things do you do to create family memories?


June 26, 2011 - Posted by | camping, experiences, family, parenting, travel


  1. Jon,
    When I was little, my family would frequently go camping. I think the key to creating family memories is to spend time together away from home. Anytime this is done, memories will be made. Sounds like your family had a great outing!

    Comment by Jason Fountain | June 26, 2011 | Reply

  2. Do you have some good memories of our time camping, Jon? Sounds like you had a good time. You are a terrific family and we love you. Mom

    Comment by Mom | June 27, 2011 | Reply

  3. Cool ideas. We haven’t gone camping with our kids yet (maybe when they are a tad older, but I can’t wait). I went camping all growing up… love sitting around the fire, drinking hot chocolate and making smores.

    Comment by Dustin | June 27, 2011 | Reply

  4. I love camping. I think there is just something about enjoying the great outdoors with family that draws everyone closer! Glad you all had a great time!

    Comment by adam | June 27, 2011 | Reply

  5. Haha! I thought the picture was going to have something to do with the title, since clearly you are the giraffe! 🙂

    I can’t wait to take our kids “camping” in the backyard – hopefully next summer!!

    Comment by Craig Allen | July 1, 2011 | Reply

    • You’re funny. Yes, I guess a giraffe would fit me. I look forward to hearing about your family camping adventure.

      Comment by jonstolpe | July 1, 2011 | Reply

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